KSC used to be a great place to work, and it still is, depending on which department you are in, but the climate has changed for the worse over the past several years and most employees are overworked, very stressed out, and are fearful of their job security. The benefits are great which is why most people continue to stay, but the overall environment is not good or healthy anymore, which is too bad as this is detrimental to the education of the students, and the overall health of all of the employees.
I was a dietetic intern at Keene State from 2015-2016. The Internship was well run and the program was able to match me with diverse opportunities in Western Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I had a fantastic experience with the program and would highly recommend it to others specifically those interested in community nutrition.
Everything about the job is great except for the Director. You will be micromanaged to death, told you are inadequate and constantly criticized. Watch what you say because people will befriend you and then stab you in the back. Oh and don't ever raise your voice to the students because they are the generation of entitlement. Good luck.....you'll need it.
Tour Guide (Former Employee) – Keene, NH – July 19, 2016
Keene State College is a great college. Not just in academics, extra curriculars and sports but is welcoming all students with new experiences and life long memories. The admissions department is so friendly and immediately welcomes you to Keene with open arms and answers to questions. The other tour guides are super friendly students are there to give you their own perspective!
I have been a tutor for a short time and I adore it! Management is fantastic to work for and the position is great as i get to help other students while really cementing my understanding of the materials.
Comparing classes with other friends attending different schools, the longer classes; yet less of them per week, gave a seemingly less stressful work load week by week and opened the opportunity for a life outside school. Great professors with strong interests in their teachings keep the interest up as well as meeting some fantastic people who will continue to be friends for years to come made the whole college experience fantastic. Not to mention I learned an incredible amount about something I’ve loved throughout my life and got to create the stepping stone to continue doing what I love.
Great gym, food, downtown, campus in general
Curriculum forced un-interesting classes, some annoying winterizing techniques, expensive laundrey
Great first real world experience helping clients meet goal through exercise.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Keene, NH – October 1, 2014
Great management, only encouraged us to ask questions and extremely helpful. Learned how to work with various people of all different backgrounds. Had a great work environment and we all learned from each other.
great environment and learned a lot about working with individuals and exericse.
Keene State College gives a unique opportunity to students who want to earn extra credits. You can work as a Teaching assistant and provide assistance to educators and students. There are very few of these positions and are hard to get.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Keene, NH – October 30, 2013
I enter the lab and analyze each pictures of diesel and biodiesel particles taken by a transmission electron microscope. I used ImageJ to measure the diameter and surface area of each particle. If I make a mistake, I go over it again until it is correct. What I learned was to think deeply in trying to solve a problem with the research and get better results. Working with a professor was the most enjoyable part of the job.
If you can get into the right research lab here you can contribute to meaningful research. Our lab is funded by both the NIH and NSF for the research we are conducting, allowing us to charge full steam into our projects.
Independent Study (Former Employee) – Keene, NH – December 15, 2012
This was a study working under a grant during my undergraduate studies. It was extremely worth while to conduct an independent study. The small size of Keene State College allowed me to work directly with my professors and learn a great amount of skills.