Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Decorah, IA – May 25, 2017
Being a research assistant at Luther College is a fun job. It is very independent, and you can work on your own schedule. The hardest part of the job was having to translate from English to French, and sometimes getting everything done before the end of the semester.
Cook (Former Employee) – Decorah, IA – February 27, 2017
Fun place to work. Flexible with hours, promotions available. Great benefits for full time employees. Employees can take the brakes off that the students get. There needs to be a raise in pay and some of the lower management within sodexo is awful.
Fry Cook/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Decorah, IA – January 14, 2017
The work days were slow and the workplace was easygoing until the lunch or dinner rush. I learned how to keep focus under pressure to meet the demands of customers. The cafeteria would become hectic but functional. My co-workers were always there for help or guidance.
Director of Lifetime Wellness (Former Employee) – Decorah, IA – March 26, 2015
Luther College has a strong sense of community. Employees are dedicated to the college with strong job satisfaction. Class sizes are small and students form good relationships with faculty. This is a residential school with a strong liberal arts curriculum.
Alpha Beta Psi Secretary (Current Employee) – Decorah, IA – June 12, 2014
The atmosphere is something that you will not forget. I went to weekly meetings and communicated with people to find out valuable information that needed to be sent out. The people that I worked with were extremely kind and welcoming.
Catering (Current Employee) – Decorah, IA – March 31, 2014
I believe this is a good job to start becoming involved with the students as well as getting a strong interaction with customers. You will be able to learn a variety of things and there is always something fun and exciting waiting each new work day.
Admissions Tour Guide and Mediator (Current Employee) – Union – March 11, 2014
Luther College is a great learning environment. I also enjoy the fact that it provides opportunities for everyone to use their skills in various settings, through work-study especially. I am grateful to have supervisors that are also mentors.
Student Archivist (Former Employee) – Decorah, IA – March 4, 2013
It started out as my college work study position and later turned into a full-time summer job. It happened to be during the college's 150th anniversary and so myself and three other student archivists were each assigned projects to be presented at the sesquicentennial event in early fall. We cataloged historical artifacts of the college's leaders and patrons as a group and my individual task was to create an interactive time-line of all significant events predating the founding of the college to its presentday status. We were often seperated while working on our individual projects and were for the most part self managed.
I learned a lot about how to conduct a long term project by setting deadlines and projecting completion dates. This was also the hardest part as we still had to fullfill our normal duties of providing the public with historical information as the college archive aslo serves as one of the largest archival databases in the area pertaining to Norwegian-American history.
What I enjoyed most was the ablility of first hand access to original and authentic historical materials. It was equally enjoyable to be able to present many images and descriptions about the many unknown histories of early student life, past curriculums, school traditions, and leadership that made the college what it is today.