Day to day interactions with students was enjoyable. I learned a great deal about how to handle different situations in customer support. The management at the school is what really makes it a miserable job. Management picks favorites, does not handle rewards or discipline on a consistent basis and spends to much time wrapped up in peaty backroom politics.
Small stipend, long hours, Can't really leave work at home
Fairmont State University has a demanding work enevirment for students beyond a normal work place in some jobs that are in the Housing Department. Mainly Resident Assistant which is listed as a part time job for students but, the school has Resident Assistant working 40hrs a week minimum between various tasks.
Good place to work and long term employees. Most people don't want to leave after be hired there. I feel the pay is low for the IT staff but if you want to be a professor it would be a good place to be.
Great place to work overall. Management is great to work with, do your job and get your work done and no one is looking over your shoulder all day. The different groups on campus; Faculty, Staff, Students, Visitors, and others make for a great environment!
Great environment to work in
Uncertain future because of the State of WV budget concerns
Typical day in coaching varies from day to day. Most of the time we meet as a staff and then have position meetings. Their are days that we will be working on recruiting and days that our players will workout. Every day is a long and exciting day.
Fairmont State University is great place to learn from the staff. It is educational as it does not stop teaching you in regards to dealing with fellow staff, faculties and students alike. I enjoy working here at Fairmont State University.
Partake extra curricular activities outside the campus
Office Assistant / Teachers aid (Former Employee) – Fairmont, WV – August 23, 2016
Working at Fairmont State was a great experience because it added to the skills i already had. The staff was very open to showing me how things worked in their office and did notmind helping me when i needed the help.
Everyday was a learning experience. I had to expand my knowledge of computer programs to include all aspects of the office position. I was constantly meeting new people and had to be prepared to answer questions and concerns from the faculty, parents and students. My days were busy, I could be monitoring a class room, making reservations for new hires, budgeting grants, ordering supplies, or checking inventory. Some days were spent writing work orders to maintain the building as a safe and clean environment for the students and faculty. The hardest part of the day was closing the office door in the evening knowing that things still needed to be completed and not having the time to complete. The best part of the job was knowing that I was appreciated.
Adjunct English Instructor (Former Employee) – Language and Literature Department – July 26, 2016
I loved being able to set my own schedule, I did often wish management was more invovled in the day to day activities of teaching and tutoring, but I am a self-starter so freedom was nice. Although my co-workers are an ecclectic bunch, we all got along and they made the job enjoyable. I just wish there were more opportunities for me to grow or even advance into full time employment.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Fairmont, WV – June 14, 2016
Work at FSU was dull, being the worker I did not have many tasks and 50% of my time was spent idle. Goofing around is a regular thing and it is obvious the school is wasting resources on unproductive workers. For these reasons the job was fun, but it was not really much of a job, more just an easy paycheck.
SET UP Assistant (Former Employee) – Fairmont, WV – March 24, 2016
Prepare for an incoming event, I get instructions from my boss, ensure the task is finish and well done. my hard part is we are always timed , so I have to finish the set up before the event. But at the end it gives me satisfaction to be able to finish up my work, which makes me consistent and accurate
Residence Hall Desk Monitor (Current Employee) – Fairmont, WV – December 17, 2015
I made sure that only students who lived in the dorm entered the dorm. I checked IDs of visitors and issued guest passes. I was responsible for logging lockouts, and I was responsible for writing up reports if students were acting up in the lobby. I locked the doors at night and let residents into the building once the doors were locked.
My typical day consisted of filing, answering phones and directing them to the correct department, handling all incoming and outgoing mail, booking reservations for hotels and car rentals, typing up flyers, copying, scanning, and faxing all documentation, taking payments, recording demographics of all new students and faculty, making cash deposits, and working closely with the Dean to ensure smooth flowing procedures. Management was easy going and great to work for. The co-workers were wonderful. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning new things everyday.
Positive and nurturing environment for students to achieve higher education goals
Adjunct English Instructor (Current Employee) – Department of Language and Literature – October 26, 2015
In a typical day at my job as an English professor at Fairmont State University, I prepare and deliver presentations, assist students one-on-one and in large groups with their work, evaluate their projects and assignments, and record their grades and other personal information in the university's databases. This work has given me a great deal of experience in professional communication and has taught me the value of a diplomatic approach to any situation. The management provides high-quality guidance and support for this work, and I have learned a great deal from my co-workers and colleagues. The hardest part of the job is that I must do a great deal of my work outside of class time, but the fulfillment I get from helping students learn to express themselves professionally makes up for the sometimes arduous nature of grading. This is the most rewarding professional experience I have had so far, and I am eager to explore other ways to serve my community, as well.
Time off on holidays, teaching online from time to time, and the ability to plan and manage my own work
A typical day at was was usually pretty slow until evening shift, which i never did. Management and co workers were all very friendly. The hardest part of the job was confronting customers when they werent following procedures correctly. I enjoyed being able to socialize and interact with everyone.