The culture here is very focused on your well being.
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – February 10, 2017
This college has a group of people whose job is to make your sedentary job more healthy. They offer free classes during lunch to help with fitness. And the workers are allowed to use the gym and pool for free.
Regressed from a great place to work to an oppressive atmosphere of change and distrust
Lecturer (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – January 17, 2017
NKU used to be a great place to work. Employees were treated with respect and overall morale was high. In the past five years, leadership has created an atmosphere of constant change and distrust. Changes are poorly communicated, if communicated at all before implementation. More and more work is required without raises and faculty have not received raises for several years. NKU is no longer a nice place to work.
Positive work environment. Management dedicated to staff continued growth.
Coordinator II (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – January 11, 2017
Daily challenges to grow with each position I held with supportive management that recognized and rewarded accomplishments. Strong team environment among co-workers. Very rewarding and satisfying positions.
Coordinator of New Student Orientation (Current Employee) – Highland Heights, KY – August 26, 2016
As an employee of Northern Kentucky University I've been blessed to help people choose NKU as an Admissions Counselor. I've helped people figure out how to afford NKU as a Financial Aid Counselor; and I've helped welcome people to NKU as the Coordinator of New Student Orientation.
In each role, I've been fortunate to have supervisors that allowed me to participate in professional development opportunities on campus and away. I've been able to help other departments with projects and events outside the realm of my job description.
I cherish the mentor/men-tee relationships I've established with hundreds of NKU students over the years. The best part of the job is working with and learning about the students that go to school here. The hardest part is helping students with overly complex problems and trying to explain our processes and programs to parents who don't see the value in paying fees for such programs.
Opportunity to wear many different hats. The students.
Tough economic times in the state made raises difficult
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager (Former Employee) – Scripps Howard Center – May 26, 2016
While I was an Administrative Assistant at NKU I got to work with Staff, Faculty and Students. It was a fun place to work because we did different stuff all the day. My job duties fluctuated from answering phones to working events to place monies raised each semester.Our department worked with local non-profits in the area to place the funding, it was very rewarding.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Highland Heights, OH – February 24, 2016
Worked with professors to research the effects of nature and exercise on mental health/cognition. Ran participants through voluntary exercise and surveys. Statistically analyzed data. Attended a health/wellness conference in Vancouver, Canada. Pending publication.
Experience, academic environment, group effort.
not paid, temporary, teams of two receiving different grads for doing the same stuff.
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.