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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
The typical day at Fairmont State consists of checking email, answering phones, speaking with customers (on campus students), coordinating office operations, and managing my staff. The work environment is casual and customer focused. The most challenging part of the job for live in professionals is the separation of work and personal lives. I live in the facility I manage and my office is twenty steps from my front door. While this is challenging at times it also allows me to connect to my other live in staff and students in a non traditional way. This is also the best part of the job because I get to see the impact we have on our students. I enjoy working with most of coworkers and the management structure is flexible. While the management style is not my own technique, it is appropriate for our work environment.
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.
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.
Residence Hall Monitor (Former Employee) – Fairmont, WV – April 10, 2015
Student monitors would sit desk from three to four hours, and maintain the safety and traffic flow of the building. I learn a large amount of information about title nine and confidentiality. I enjoyed working with residents and helping them when they needed guidance. I however did not like the fact there was no place for promotion.
Generally a low stress environment involving information system maintenance. Occasional upgrades and new installs expand entry level skill set. Adaptable to student skill level and extended responsibilities were assigned.
Low stress. Easy scheduling around student load.
Low pay. Standard minimum wage for federal work study.
I just worked there because my porfessor wanted me to. It wasn't hard because I was instucting on stuff that I knew about. My professor was pretty good. The studen ts were good for the most part. I enjoyed the teaching aspect. It was fun.
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