My time in the position was best described as Entry Level, It provides strong teachers and support structure for those looking to enter the field. The work, often easy, has complexity which the management and coworkers are very willing to help and assist.
Great place to work and continue with self improvement/learning
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Goodyear, AZ – March 21, 2016
Working as a Graduate Assistant for Franklin Pierce University was a great experience. My typical days included assisting 1st year graduate students with questions about coursework, assisting in lab sessions, facilitating review sessions, and interacting with school faculty to assist in their daily tasks. I was able to gain a lot of experience in communication, teaching, and organization to perform my job duties.
Asst Men's Varsity Hockey Coach (Former Employee) – Rindge, NH – September 23, 2015
This was a great way to stay close to the game I love and help develop young men into responsible adults with a sense of accountability. I worked hand in hand with my younger brother in recruiting, game preparation, and practice preparation.
I was the photographer for home games at the university while attending. I have interpersonal skills from dealing with the audience and coaches during game time, editing skills from where I had to edit photos after a game and time management skills from working a work study job and going to school full time. I had to get jobs done as quickly as possible, so that photos could be used for the school website.
This was my first job when I moved to New Hampshire. It came along at just the right time, and offered medical benefits when I needed them the most. However, the pay was rather difficult to deal with as it was less than twelve dollars and hour and the opportunity to advance in pay, rank, or shift were all completely non existent.
While pay was very limited, I found the experience to be extremely enjoyable and rewarding. I enjoyed helping fellow students understand the complex lessons of Genetics and FPU trained me to become a better tutor and mentor of my peers.
Color announcer for field hockey games (Former Employee) – Rindge, NH – March 12, 2013
By working for the radio station at Franklin Pierce it helped me learn the basics of the studio. I learned how to set up the controls, board and switch it from a live show to commercial breaks. It also taught me how to announce on-air for sporting events which later helped me during my internship at Kiss 108.
IT Infrastructure Manager (Current Employee) – Rindge, NH – August 29, 2014
Working in HigherEd is a challenge in general. Working in HigherEd at this point in time, for a small not for profit institution is another level of challenging. Financial constraints and limited staff made daily work busy but constant.
Typical day - work on contracts, tuition exchange scholarship awards, schedule meetings and conferences, attend Strategic Planning meetings, take notes, sort and distribute mail, order office supplies, greet visitors, handle requests for Certificate of Insurance, handled insurance deductible for Explanation of Benefits for student related injuries, handled confidential information, manage Excel spreadsheets, type correspondence, send mass emails to Board of Trustees when needed - Ex: yearly Conflict of Interest Forms
I learned about tuition exchange scholarship awards.
There are different styles of management.
There is a diversity of people and personalities in the work place.
The hardest part of the job is coordinating people's schedules for meetings.
The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that I helped contribute to the success of the department.
paid college education and long winter/holiday break
My GA position is responsible for assisting in all aspects of coaching, recruiting, academics and administration. At FPU, my position plays both an integral role in our lacrosse program and has a direct effect on academic success. Aside from the obvious administrative type duties, I was responsible for the overall management, facilitation, and implementation of the Women’s Lacrosse Program’s success. Academic management was one part of my graduate assistant position here at FPU.
Being responsible for academic management has allowed me to learn the true importance of academic organization within a team. Without academic organization, a team will fall short of academic success. Our mission as a program is to maintain a cumulative GPA over 3.0. With a structured, supportive and organization academic plan, our student athletes will be able to achieve beyond what was imaginable. I have enjoyed seeing their successes in the classroom and look forward to what the future holds for my student athletes.
While coaching lacrosse was a big part of my position here at FPU, I also have enjoyed being responsible for administrative types of duties. These duties include: recruit management on Front Rush, preparing meal forms, organizing travel plans and organizing team film sessions. By working with administrative duties I have learned that there is a lot more to an athletic program than just the sport. To run a program, there must be strict organization and attentiveness to these administrative duties. Another thing I learned while attending to these duties is the importance of organization.more... Organization for a program is crucial for success but also important when working with the office manager. The office manager has complimented me on my organization skills and attentiveness to be structured.less