Des Moines Area Community College Employee Reviews
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Des Moines Area Community College
Job Work/Life Balance
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Student Work Study (Former Employee), Ankeny, IA – July 30, 2015
Pros: Learning new things
Cons: Did not pay very well
I was able to step out of my comfort zone and be able to learn different things not taught in any of my classes. The hardest part of my position was if we had a rush to have to have multiple computers updated in an extremely short time span.
Student success, and assistance is the primary focus in this posiiton
Student Support Services Specialist (Current Employee), Des Moines, IA – April 18, 2015
Pros: Exposure to a very diverse population.
Cons: Due to the limited hours I work, sometimes it is difficult to be aware of changes.
I only work this job as needed and assist with special projects or when they are short staffed. I read my emails to keep as current as possible. I provide customer service to students by assisting them with printing their student schedules, meeting with academic advisors and or counselors.
Nursing Instructor (Current Employee), Boone, IA – February 28, 2015
DMACC offers a friendly and supportive environment for its staff and faculty. As a nursing professor however, the multi-campus environment sometimes makes decision making difficult because there are too many "voices".
TRiO/Student Support Services Peer Tutor (Former Employee), Des Moines, IA – December 6, 2014
Pros: community life
Cons: few hours
This job was the best i ever had because we all were like a family and until today, even if we are in different towns, we meet at least once a month for some fun. this job taught me how to work with diverse people, improved my leadership and social skills, and co-workers were just like a family. The hardest part of this job was to leave because i really enjoy he company of my co-workers and managers. the most enjoyable part was just going to work everyday
As a DMACC Student Ambassador, my responsibilities include but are not limited to: act as an official DMACC tour guide, assist with Urban campus orien
Student Ambassador (Current Employee), Des Moines, IA – June 4, 2014
In this position, I am gaining experience working with a diverse student population. I am able to apply interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills in helping satisfy other student's need, and am able to serve my college in a leadership and mentor role.
Communication Operator (Current Employee), Des Moines, Iowa – May 27, 2014
Pros: great pay, rewarding career.
Cons: sitting for long periods
I answer a high volume of phone calls while sometimes calling and working with 911 operators. I also dispatch Security and Facilities employees while creating a daily, accurate log of phone calls and radio traffic. Management is very easy to work with. Co-workers have very good communication skills and are always ready to take on tasks. The hardest part of the job is not being able to physically assist in Security or Medical situations. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to assist behind closed doors and being a key part of the "Making a Difference Team".
Database Specialist (Former Employee), Des Moines, IA – January 21, 2014
I loved working with students, but on a typical day I was at a desk all day working on the computer. This job taught me how to be a team player, become more responsible, and to be a multi-tasker. The hardest part of the job was we were always under staff, so we all had to learn everyone elses job and help out where needed. The most enjoyable part is seeing the students succeed and move on towards their goal. It's a good feeling when you know you helped someone out. I can pretty much get a long with everyone. I loved working with all my co-workers and it made my job easier and more fun.
Work Study Tutor (Former Employee), Ankeny, IA – October 8, 2013
Pros: positively influenced my priorities and study skills.
Cons: the job ended when i graduated due to any tutor has to be currently enrolled in order to work.
The overall time as a Tutor with DMACC afforded me a chance to better understand others' learning styles. With this I was able to incorporate multiple levels of approach to each student, with organizational differences as a consideration.
Accounting Tutor (Former Employee), Ankeny, IA – July 24, 2013
The boss in the Tutoring Center at Des Moines Area Community College was wonderful. I had to have my appendix taken out in the emergency room and I called and left a message once I found out and she rescheduled all my appointments for me without any hesitation
Amazing work environment where you are encouraged to become the best at your craft.
Skilled Worker (Current Employee), Des Moines, IA – June 18, 2013
The management at this junior college is above the standard in most categories. They set you up for success and allow you to be the shining star you truly are. In this diverse environment with people from countries all over the world, you are challenged to learn different cultures basic norms to be able to communicate effectively and to reduce the possibility of upsetting or offending a student or teacher unintentionally.
Private tutor (Current Employee), ankeny – January 3, 2013
great way to make quick cash I learned more about how people learn You do not get access to the breakroom You are not payed that well You are expected to do many things that you are not properly compensated for.
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee), Ankeny, IA – December 18, 2012
A typical day was spent with an hour or two of preparation for the class, teaching the class & then office hours depending on the needs of the students.
I learned a lot about adapting expectations for the classes I taught & engaging with students that were having troubles. Looking for behavioral differences when students were struggling or excelling.
My relationship with my mentor/head of the department was excellent. We met inside & outside of work to discuss how we could make a better learning environment for our students & how it was important to continually be aware of the technologies of our field & how to implement them into the class room.