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Good University
graduate teaching assistant (Current Employee), dekalb, IlFebruary 22, 2014
The school is great for students. I can truly say that I can recommend any student to come here. It can be a wake up call for some and just a brilliant experience for all. The school is so diverse that there is something there for everyone and their own personal needs and wants.
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Excellent Institution and Place of Employment
Lecturer (Current Employee), DeKalb, ILFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: the university community
Cons: n/a
A typical day is employee community oriented; I have learned that personable professionalism can make all the difference between happiness and dissatisfaction. With the proactive help of university administrators, I learned classroom management, and given the freedom to motivate and encourage students in a way that meets each graduate and doctorate – more... students learning style. My co-workers are the best, friendly and encouraging, which is the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
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Great institution to work and study.
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILFebruary 17, 2014
Family oriented, employee friendly and an overall great institution to work and study.
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Great place to meet people
University Community Advisor (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILFebruary 16, 2014
Pros: free room and board
Cons: live-in environment, as such there isn't much personal time
Working as a community advisor will expose you to a lot of people and cultures.
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best place to work
Resident Hall Staff Supervisor (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILFebruary 7, 2014
had this job the longest i had to stop working here because i was not a student any more i loved this job
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Fun atmosphere, fast paced, interesting
Office Support Specialist (Current Employee), DeKalb, ILFebruary 3, 2014
Pros: hour lunch, flexible, fun atmosphere
Manually enter documents and applications using Oracle, Citrix, and Interface by utilizing typing accuracy and speed.
Open and sort mail as well as file finished documents for later use.
Perform receptionist duties when needed.
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Fun and Educational Work Enviroment
Visual Communication Lab Assistent (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: learned printing skills
I was able to both learn and doing projects with tons of input from other design students and instructors.
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Excellent College of Business
Student & Bartender (Former Employee), DeKalb, IL / Rockford, ILJanuary 15, 2014
Some of the finest educators in the Midwest and the Nation! The College of Business provides state of the art technology and learning environment. Alumni network provides additional opportunities to learn and superb support post-graduation.
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Healthy work friendly Environment
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: learned management skills
Cons: nothing really
Managing Labs, Maintaining Inventory, and troubleshooting issues.
Management and co-workers were good , supportive and friendly.
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Productive workplace
Student Worker/Office Assistant (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILJanuary 8, 2014
A typical day at the office would be doing some filing, copying, collating, and running errands. In this role I learned to work efficiently and cautiously. The management as well as my co-workers were great. The hardest part of the job was the beginning and end of each semester. During this time it was very busy and I had over 100 copy jobs to complete – more... in one day. The most enjoyable part of the job was networking and getting to know the professors. – less
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Difficult job with a lot fo time management skills and problem solving.
Community Advisor (Current Employee), DeKalb, ILDecember 16, 2013
Requires a lot of dedication and quick thinking. Free room and board make it worth it and all the interactions with the residents.
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Great Student Job
ITS Computer Lab Manager (Former Employee), Dekalb, ILNovember 20, 2013
Working for the university offered a flexible schedule to continue my schooling. The way was minimum wage or very near it, the management was overall very friendly and helpful.

Coworkers were typical college students, mixed bag of qualities resulting in a very diverse work experience that was sometimes positive sometimes negative on a semester by semester – more... basis. – less
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Excellent Student Job!
Ambassador (Former Employee), Chicago, ILOctober 31, 2013
Great place for a student! Opportunity for leadership responsibility and flexible work schedule!
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It's a great gig.
Refusal Converter (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILOctober 24, 2013
Pros: dictating your own schedule.
Cons: every 900 hours you work, you need to take a 30 day break.
We conduct studies for NIU, the IDPH, and the CDC over the phone. As a refusal converter I call people who have previously refused to participate in the study.
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Great job, but low pay
Administrative Intern (Current Employee), Dekalb, IllinoisOctober 19, 2013
Pros: great environment
Cons: low pay
JOB DESRIPTION: Administrative Intern
Division of International Programs
Northern Illinois University
Position Description Overview
The Administrative Intern preforms a variety of analytical and
administrative support tasks related to daily responsibilities and
special projects that originate from the International Programs Division
Office, Business – more... Administrative Associate’s Office, International Training
Office, International Student and Faculty Office, and the Study Abroad Office. The position will be coached and supervised by the Business Administrative Associate, while also receiving guidance from the directors of the specified aforementioned offices. The intern will pursue professional development objectives that provide a foundation of professional knowledge and expertise in the fields of international education, budgeting, and program planning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist the Business Administrative Associate in developing, monitoring, and reconciling annual budgets for the Division of International Programs, as well as creating budgets and contracts for special projects that delineate from the International Training Office and programs from the Study Abroad Office.
• Assist the Program Coordinator in the International Training Office with program planning for incoming students and scholars, including the PYLP (Philippine Youth Leadership Program) Grant, funded by the U.S. Department of State.
• Assist the Director of the International Student and Faculty Office with program coordination for incoming international student orientation, as well as work on developing an alumni network of international NIU graduates.
• Assist the Outreach and Planning Coordinator in the Study Abroad Office with promotion of study abroad programs, as well as with scheduling Provost’s Travel Grant awardees to assist with study abroad promotion.
• Work with the International Student and Faculty Office to learn more about visa types and how they pertain to international education and the impact on the U.S. public policy.
• Assist the Business Administrative Associate in counseling students interested in studying abroad with understanding study abroad costs, how to budget, and how financial aid and loans impact their ability to attend programs.
• Provide excellent customer service to all, general management assistance, prepare letters, memorandums, and any special projects as needed.
• Attend Leadership Cabinet meetings along with the Associate Provost and the Directors of all offices within the Division of International Programs, as well as the International Programs Advisory Council meetings, and staff meetings for each of the offices within the Division.
• Assist the Business Administrative Associate with presentations and at meetings as necessary, as well as with inventory of equipment.
• Work with office equipment including, but not limited to, computer workstation, printer, copier, fax machine, scanner, and paper shredder.
• Adhere to the policies and procedures of the Division of International Programs.
• Complete other duties as assigned. If the intern is interested in a particular topic or function, efforts will be made to provide such experiences.

Personal Qualifications
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions
• Interest in International Education and creating a global community
• Excellent customer service skills
• Highly organized and attentive to detail
• Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with a minimum of direction
• Shows initiative and has a strong work ethic
• Ability to work with diverse groups
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, and fellow employees
• Good planning, analytical and problem solving skills
• Computer proficiency
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Willingness to learn new things and taking on new projects with enthusiasm – less
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Good School Good Program
Research Assistant (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILOctober 10, 2013
The Chemistry program at NIU is a great program. Helpful Staff.
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A students resource and activity planner.
Resident Advisor (Former Employee), DeKalb, ILOctober 8, 2013
Enforced policy and established an inclusive climate. A resource for residents as well as an advocate for their needs. Specific emphasis on establishing interpersonal relationships with individuals. Planned, developed, and implemented programs with specific goals to meet a variety of outcomes and deadlines.
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BEWARE Office of Precollegiate Programs!!!
Office of Precollegiate Programs (Former Employee), Dekalb, ILOctober 7, 2013
Pros: working with high school kids
Cons: working for felicia bohannon
This department is bad. The "Director" is so bad. She is so unorganized and blamed us for everything that went wrong. She is a bad leader and should not be paid for the little that she does. I say beware because she uses grant money to buy items for the kids but they never get them. The program for the kids is cool but very disorganized. She does everything – more... last minute and takes ZERO responsibilty for her own mistakes. It will ALWAYD be someone else's fault that she is an idiot. Stay away if you want to keep your sanity. – less
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good place
Test engineer (Current Employee), DeKalb, ILSeptember 5, 2013
good to learn in an educational environment. Nice place to work and the management is also cool
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decent school
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Dusable HallSeptember 4, 2013
decent school but not so good in acadamic. I couldnt say much since I just started work here as a teaching assistant