A lot to learn but a great benefit to those who are students
Coordinator - Online Learning (Current Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – October 19, 2015
A typical day at work would begin anywhere between 7:30 and 8:15 and go until 4:30 or around 6pm.
In the current position I have learned to maintain databases, how to create reports and pull information from SAP, all while working with incoming prospective students.
The hardest part working at Northern Kentucky University is letting the prospective students who have attended for-profit schools know that the credit hours they have taken may not transfer into the school.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing a prospective student through to graduation with their degree
Student (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – September 16, 2015
I did many different things in college. I worked with the basketball team and traveled with them I majored in Journalism and worked on the campus newspaper THE NORTHERNER. I met a lot of great people there and enjoyed it.
They are always attempting to innovate their process to be in step with the quickly advancing demands of the real world. I've watched them grow from a University dripping in ridicule to a legitimately respectable institution.
Graduate Assistant, Dep of ECO and MKT (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – July 15, 2015
Worked part time as a Graduate Assistant for the department of Finance and Economics; I assisted with course work preparation, research, financial data mining from CompuStat Software, helped provide and researched data to be analyzed and interpreted by the faculty for higher education research. I love the work environment, the faculty was very pleasant to work with and tend to be flexible and at times let the G.A. make decisions as to how, when, and what to research with optimal supervision.
Scholarships, adequate compensation for students, relaxed work environment.
Director, Registrar Services/Systems (Current Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – June 28, 2015
NKU is in the middle of an expansive transition in attempting to change the course of the institution as a whole. Change can create concern about the future especially for those who have been with the institution for double digit years of service.
You sit in a parking booth for eight hours a day. You learn patience, sympathy, understanding, and reasoning. My co-workers were friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job were the customers complaints and behaviors. Several times the police had to be called.
No use of creativity or the ability to be promoted.
Power Plant Operator (Current Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – June 14, 2015
It is an ok job but as I said in my summary the salary is low for the job and their is no advancement potential. Good people I work night shift 12 hrs. enjoy every other weekend off dealing with the low moral on the campus
Custodian- Student Union Building (Current Employee) – campus – May 8, 2015
3 years running without a raise. Constant micromanaging. Always pointing out the flaws in your work, but never a compliment. Drama, drama, drama, everyone is in everybodies business but their own. Tobacco free campus, only enforced among employees. You will be written up and fired while students smoke openly and freely throughout the campus with no fear or repercussion. No morale whatsoever, Constant complaining. Very negative atmosphere. Would not recommend this job to anyone unless you are desperate for a job.
NKU was at one time a great place to work. Since the new President came in he let it be known that nobody's job was safe.
Major Gift Officer University Wide (Current Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – March 24, 2015
I spend my day setting up appointments with donors. I have between two and three lunch appointments a week. My coworkers are all new. They have either fired everybody or they have quit. The hardest part of my job is every month we change how we do something. With all the new people everybody wants to do it their way. The most enjoyable aspect of my job is that when I secure a gift I have made an impact on a donors and a students life.
Summer research assistant (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – August 1, 2014
NKU is a wonderful place as a college and as a job. For my position I did research with a professor as a research assistant. The hours were flexible. You're doing what you love; for money! You're around people you know and who you're comfortable with. Nothing bad can be said about this job.