Radio Intern for WPCD Radio (Former Employee), Champaign, IL – November 21, 2014
Pros: peaceful, trusting, encourages multitasking
Cons: no hands on assistance
During a typical day of work, I operated a radio station alone. This was done by monitoring a computer which displayed all optional songs, as well as many other tasks. For example, I'd have to consistently check the status of the control room and machinery for the station. I also took requests from callers and I worked alone on this job so I never interacted – more... with any co-workers. I learned of course to work alone but also how to be confident and comfortable speaking to others through talking on-air. The enjoyable part of this job was that I learned to trust myself and my decisions if need be. The more difficult part of this job is contacting help if an emergency occurs. – less
Instructor (Current Employee), Champaign, IL – February 4, 2014
Easy going atmosphere that promotes and challenges oneself to master the knowledge you teach. Management is easy going and fun to work for as well as the co-workers. Hardest part is tailoring each experience to the different groups that change every year. Most enjoyable part is to see the students succeed and grow as adults.
A good school with great colleagues and stellar students.
Adjunct Faculty, Fine and Applied Arts (Former Employee), Champaign, IL – June 21, 2013
Pros: the free exchange of ideas and sharing of vision.
Cons: part time and not much opportunity for advancement.
Teaching evening drawing classes was challenging and rewarding--each class meeting was spent conducting classes of fifteen to twenty five students with a wide range of ages and talents, organizing assignments and setting up for still life sketches, teaching perspective and even life drawing. Directing students through the principles of design and aesthetic – more... theory and helping them achieve mastery in the subject was a joyous and rewarding job. – less
Fitness Center Supervisor (Current Employee), Champaign, IL – April 17, 2013
A typical day at work includes many different dynamics within the health and fitness world as well as clerical realm. It will range from answering class registration and grade breakdown to general fitness questions. I have learned about the wide range of the student body mindset with respect to classes and time management while working with pleasant – more... student workers and peers. The hardest part of the job is explaining to students that are in a failing grade point average that they must repeat the class involved with the use of the Parkland fitness center. The best part of my job includes enjoying time with coworkers and watching the health of others improve. – less
Community college with university expectations and the help you need to get accomplish your goals.
Student Technologist/Internship (Former Employee), Champaign, IL – September 25, 2012
Parkland College was a great place to start after highschool since I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up. The guidance counselors and advisors are very helpful and suggested taking a personality placement test to help me figure out what I would be good at and find the most fulfilling as a career. I began by taking general education classes – more... which would transfer to a four year university. My experience at Parkland was such a positive one that I suggested to my own children to start there before attending a four year university. – less
RCN Attendant- Temporary Casual (Former Employee), Fort Qu'appelle, SK – July 15, 2014
Pros: staff and students
Cons: the part time position
The day and evening was full as positive energy from students and co workers. I learned to encourage students to continue their education as well as work with others as a team. My co -workers are very kind and give off a positive energy witch makes them easy to talk with and get along with. The hardest part of the job was seeing some student leave the – more... College. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the students and staff of Parkland College. – less