Assistant Professor (Former Employee) – Fairmont, WV – October 15, 2017
Lecture, student advising and committee work. Course load required my teaching five courses several of which were upper division. Also involved in Community Service Projects for which I won several awards. Received Foundation Grants on a competitive basis and developed on-line History courses. Traveled on work study with students to Europe and Asia.
Falcon Center Set-up Assistant (Former Employee) – Fairmont, WV – June 29, 2017
I love being able to plan my work schedule around my classes. Management very friendly to work with. Get to keep your job when you go on school breaks. Experience a lot even if its not a full-time job.
We start our typical day doing nothing. That continues for the rest of the day, unless someone has a complaint, then we have to deal with a heaping pile of paperwork, and then we only get paid for 8 hours per week, but they will have you work around 20 sometimes.
Telecounselor (Current Employee) – Fairmont, WV – May 2, 2017
I absolutely love working as a student employee at Fairmont State. I was just hired as a telecounselor this year and plan to work this job until I graduate. Everyone is so nice and friendly and there for you if and when you need help. I would recommend this job to anyone I know.
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.