Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – June 6, 2016
I enjoyed working on campus and being apart of the office setting. On a daily I filed paperwork and also made spreadsheets for the department I worked in. I also was in charge of planning events for the students and staff.
Sometimes feels like a diploma mill. Rumor has it that admin is told to under-evaluate staff to avoid promotions and enable quick terminations if needed. Most faculty is compassionate and camaraderie is fairly high. Courses are 5 weeks, but salary increases are rare at best. It seems that the admin wants to do more for the faculty but is limited by the rules and what they are told to do. It is a great place to gather some skills and put some time in, but not a place for a career unfortunately. Wish it wasn't the case, but it appears to be little more than a stepping stone for most people, or no more than a part-time gig.
Fast paced, freedom to teach according to your style.
Hard to get promoted, poor benefits, only break is for Christmas.
A day of teaching can be on one of 16 different courses from dc/ac circuits, digital design of real-life traffic light system, digital/analog communications, micro-controllers, CPU architecture and assembly programming to networking and CompTIA A+ certifications. I learn how to deal with all styles of learning and speed have to manage the varying degrees of initial competency. The hardest part of this job is to inspire tired, sometime unmotivated students. The enjoyable part is when they get it and to see their eyes shine and when they graduate to a better professional life.
Colleagues range from nursing to psychology to networking from all kinds of prior work experiences. We relax and joke with some brutal humor now and then.
given wide autonomy, as long as I produced, which I did
Adjunct Professor,nursing (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 4, 2014
A great work environment. Kind of crowded but the great staff, management, and students. Worst part was seeing students struggle to work, raise kids, and keep up with their school load. I got great satisfaction by mentoring these students, and going the extra mile to prepare them (unpaid), and then seeing them graduate and become contributing members of society.
Supportive staff and management
IT systems experience several breakdowns, but were repaired promptly, and correctly.
IT Support (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – April 28, 2011
This is by far the best employer I have ever been employed at. Compensation is great, benefits are better. 401k, dental, health insurance, FSA...tons more than my last position. Everyone is very friendly from management to the students. Having nights and weekends off frees up a lot of time for having fun or getting a part-time job if desired. I'm not going anywhere for a long while.
leave a little after 4pm to avoid traffic, work at your own pace, always have weekends off (position specific), very flexible schedule, pto after 6 months of employment
Admissions (Former Employee) – Virginia – March 30, 2012
This is one of the most disorganized operations I’ve ever seen. The Management will lie (all the way to the top) and only stand behind the people who kiss up and play politics. There is no moral compass and all of the talk about caring for the student is either delusional of straight up propaganda. Do yourself a favor and keep looking…They will say anything, promise everything, and do nothing.
Nursing Tutor/Clinical Instructor (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – March 25, 2015
Multitasking. Learned to deal with students from different culture and background My co worker thinks i am a team player. The hardest part of my job is dealing with uncooperative student. The most enjoyable part of my job is student ootcom
Sr. Admissions Representative (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – April 9, 2014
•Represent the College both on-and off-campus to prospective students, parents, and other individuals or organizations. •Planning and implementing recruitment activities •Counseling prospective applicants on the admissions process and programs offered at the College. •Reviewing and evaluating materials submitted by applicants in addition to assessment/test results for purposes of making admissions decisions. •Assisting in the development and delivery of on-campus events and programs for groups and individuals. •Train new Admissions Representatives on processes, policies, and procedures. •Technical Support for students with their computer or applications.
helping people improve thier lives and building rapport
This was my first every job, just direct patrons in the direction of their seats and answer any questions or concerns they may have. It was a very nice first job. enjoyed attending the events while working them.
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