Intern and Marketing Student (Current Employee) – Hampden Sydney, VA – March 12, 2018
I currently work four jobs on campus, and only two of them pay. I put equal amount of work into all four, that is why compensation isn't great. I love the college, I do, but with some jobs being on a volunteer basis, it is hard to see myself staying for a full-time career.
Communications Intern (Former Employee) – Hampden Sydney, VA – September 26, 2017
Hampden-Sydney was a great place to work as a student. My manager worked with me to create a schedule that allowed me ample time to study and have a social life on campus. I would absolutely recommend working at this college.
Sports Information Assistant (Former Employee) – Hampden Sydney, VA – September 26, 2017
I was able to work for my college through assistant roles in various areas on campus. However, I still managed to enjoy my employment there, even if it was temporary and my academics had to come first. I cannot speak much for full-time employees of the college.
Great workplace, helping young men achieve their dreams
Co-Head Investigator - Student Honor Court (Former Employee) – Hampden Sydney, VA – June 7, 2017
Being a student-worker at the college has given me a unique experience and it has been overwhelmingly positive. The Honor Code is strictly adhered to and the student body takes it very seriously. We do not lie, cheat, nor steal and we do not tolerate those who do. With that being said, there are a few students who try to buck the trend, but action is taken very swiftly. The honor court is entirely run by students and cases may range from Honor Code violations to Student Code of Conduct Infractions. The one difficult aspect of the job is the ever changing and more experienced investigators may have to handle two cases.
Fun, interesting experience
Must be able to balance school work and case loads in a timely manner
Small college and community environment with high standards in cultivating young men and productive citizens
Head Athletic Trainer (Current Employee) – Hampden Sydney, VA – August 5, 2016
Hampden-Sydney College provides a level of comfort through its small community environment that most other places cannot claim. It's tucked in a quite area of central Virginia adjacent to Farmville, VA and has that small town feel. The student-athletes that I work with are respectful and come from diverse culture backgrounds making my interactions with them always enjoyable.
Friendly co-workers, enjoyable pace of work, competitive athletics
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.
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.
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.