Astronomy/Physics/Calculus Tutor (Current Employee) – Hampden-Sydney, VA – March 12, 2015
Typically a tutor sits in a designated classroom that is open to all students, usually in the evening for a couple hours. Students are encouraged to come to you with questions regarding relevant current coursework, i.e. homework help or test preparation. The hardest part of the job is dealing with students who have no business being in a given class to begin with - the tutor feels like they have to build up this student's knowledge from the ground up in limited time with limited resources. An example would be a physics student who has yet to take a calculus course. The most enjoyable part of the job is that I get to get my own homework done during slow periods.
A very good college if one takes advantage of the opportunities it offers
Computing Center Student Technician (Current Employee) – Hampden-Sydney – March 31, 2015
This is the college I attended as an undergraduate. The professors are very good at teaching and engaging with students. The only thing I didnt like was how expensive its tuition is. But, its a private liberal arts education, so that's to be expected.
IT Technician/Telecommunications Assistant (Current Employee) – Fuqua Computing Center – May 28, 2014
I learned the way things need to be done and in which order (prioritizing). I learned to make purchase orders and how to talk to customers in a happy and understanding manner. The hardest part of the job is sitting around waiting for scans and installs to finish.
Laborer (Former Employee) – Hampden Sydney, VA – July 17, 2013
Working for the college can help with books and meals off of campus. I learned how to build expansive theater play sets, building platforms and tables. A typical day maybe cleaning, organizing, and building using power tools. Not really too hard or time consuming. Can advance in pay the years after you start.