Financial Aid Administrator (Former Employee), Miami, FL – April 18, 2013
Pros: excellent compensation as medical benefits, 401k, etc.
I daily work with active students, solving their problems and concerns about their financial aid issues and helping new students with their decisions and application process. My director was a nice person which I know for long time. My relation with coworkers was always pleasant.
General Education Instructor - Instructor (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – March 30, 2013
Pros: the dental hygiene students that i taught had a higher program entrance standard.
Cons: this was the first time the courses were taught so standardization was lacking at that time.
For me, this is a part-time, basic science, adjunct faculty position. The intensive Microbiology 6 week course was followed by a 6 week Biochemistry course. There are designated lecture and lab days Monday through Thursday. I learned that no student learns the same way and one concept may require three unique explanations, positive reinforcement goes – more... 100 fold!, and 20% of your class will seek you out to listen and for personal advice. Management is rock solid. Co-workers are phenomenal facilitators for higher learning and willing to go above and beyond. Hardest part of the job was that it had not been taught previously and there was no standardized curriculum to teach - I winged it. The most enjoyable part was getting the students excited about the material. The ah-ha moments were palpable. – less
A typical day at work : I come early in the morning and after saying good morning to everybody ,I go to my classroom to receive my students at the door to make them feel confortable . At 8:30 am ,I will start delivering the lesson using different strategies tio engage the whole group and then we go to the lab. My class period ends at 11:30 am .From – more... there, I work as progarm director taking care of students issues such as academic problems, retention etc and also performing class observations .I call students who have been missing two consecutive days to offer help . At 5:30 pm I go back to class to teach the night session. In this 17 yrs of work in Education , I have learned many things : How to work with the different learning styles, class management , leadership , how to work as a team . The most enjoyable part of my job is to change peoples' life The hardest part , when one student drops the school even after we try everything possible to help him/her to finish the program and graduate. – less
Student Assistant to the Director of Education (Current Employee), Winter Park, FL – December 17, 2012
Pros: management and co-workers
very busy and hectic day in the FA department, learned alot about financial situations. Management is wonderful and works with you if you dont seem to understand anything. co-workers were alot of help too..
Very negative, bad work ethics, and and hostile work environment!
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee), South Houston, TX – December 6, 2012
Cons: i was told "were not here to give you a life, just a job. your personal life is not our problem".
Never knew what to expect when I got to work....always something negative, could never do anything right. I learned a lot about adversity in the workplace and how it can really sour your attitude. I came in with the experience to do the job without much training needed to do on their part, which they liked. After learning the ropes and how they did – more... things, I noticed things that wasn't quite right, and yes I took it to their attention, and boy why did I do that. I was bringing what they already knew to the attention of the ones who were responsible for doing it. That's when everything took a turn for the worse for me. There were quite a few problems, but the main problem that tugged at me was taking advantage of individuals who they knew could not meet the requirements for completing the courses, and enrolling others in courses they clearly didn't want to meet your weekly enrollment quota for profit is just wrong, and I REFUSED to work under those conditions. Some co-workers were a joy to work with, and most were scared to talk, to just say "Hi". Going to the dentist to have a tooth pulled was much easier to do. The way most of them acted, you would think it was against company rules to socialize with one another. No matter how hard I worked, going the extra mile to complete a project and staying over to get the job done was even disparaged. Hardest part of the job was keeping an upbeat attitude. I moved to Houston to help care for my mother who was fighting cancer at the time (they knew this, now deceased Aug-2012). Generally I am a happy, delightful, always smiling person, but this company nearly took that away from me. Most enjoyable part of the job was going home to have a glass of wine to unwind and spending time talking and laughing with my mother. Took all this to the attention of the Branch President (which I found out in the process of reporting was part of the problem) and to the President of Fortis (who did not respond). The best thing I could do to keep my sanity, was leave, because I was definitely losing it. – less
High School Outreach Coordinator (Former Employee), Winter Park, FL – November 12, 2012
Pros: fun, great benefits, wonderful experience
Cons: no job security, management will drop you in a heartbeat
I loved working as a High School Outreach Coordinator at Fortis College. I did a fantastic job, exceeded my goals, and my manager was outstanding. Two months after leaving my previous position to begin my career with Fortis, I was called by corporate and let go because the company was cutting employees and my campus was not doing well. I do not understand – more... how two months earlier, the budget allowed for me to be hired on as the HSOC, and only two months later, I am given a severance and job loss tips on how to relieve stress. Are you kidding me?? – less
Good compassionate faculty with poor ineffective administration
Admissions Rep (Former Employee), Baton Rouge – October 26, 2012
Pros: opportunity to help students gain meaningful employment
Cons: extremely poor administration with virtually no communication from top to bottom, absolutely no room for advancement.
This is a fairly typical organization as far as proprietary secondary educational facilities go. The emphasis is on the dollar and not the student. My comments pertain to the Baton Rouge Louisiana campus only.
Federal Work Study Student (Former Employee), Ravenna, OH – August 13, 2012
Pros: flexable work schedule with the class schedule
Cons: time consuming to work and go to class and get all the homework done
I enjoyed working as a Federal Work Study Student in the Career Service Department as well as the Learning Resourse Center. I would make outgoing phone calls and accept incoming phone calls, file, fax, copy and much more. Follow up with students that gradauated for job searching in their field of profession. All of the co-workers was great to work with. – more... The work schedule was very flexable. I loved helping students with their papers and working with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. The hardest part was to work and be a college student plus get all of the homework done for each class on a weekly basis. But I did it! – less