About Quinnipiac University

At Quinnipiac University the first thing you may have to learn is how to pronounce it (for the record, it's KWIN-uh-pe-ack). The private university offers a variety of liberal arts undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in selected professional fields (business, education, health sciences, communications, and law) to some 8,500 students. It often appears on lists of top colleges, including those published by  U.S. News & World Report. The university, which is known to political junkies and others for its polling operation, includes eight schools and colleges across three Connecticut campuses (Mount Carmel, York Hill, and North Haven).

Company Background

Originally named the Connecticut College of Commerce, the school was founded in 1929 by Samuel W. Tator as a small business college awarding associate's degrees. The college changed its name in 1951 to Quinnipiac College, commemorating the early Indian settlers who made their home in and around the New Haven, Connecticut harbor area.

 

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Student Affairs Assistant, Hamden, CT - July 20, 2015
A typical day working as a Student Affairs Assistant kept me busy and enabled me to become well knowledgeable of the ins and outs of working in an office environment. I learned how to professionally communicate via phone calls and in person. I became very comfortable in conversations with angry or disgruntled parents of students. The first few such phone calls I received startled me and were slightly intimidating. I was able to get a good understanding of how best to defuse the situation by calmly helping the caller through their issue or transferring them to someone who was more appropriate to handle their issue. I worked with a lot of paperwork and completed tasks, including filing, copying, and shredding documents. I was lucky enough to have really great co-workers. I was the only student worker during my shifts. The secretary whose desk was next to mine was whom I worked with most closely and most often. She was very helpful when I first began working there. She really helped me master the responsibilities and tasks I was given on a daily basis.The hardest part of my job was during our busiest hours when I would have many phone calls simultaneously while also being responsible for a large stack of documents and files and directing students and parents coming into the office for disciplinary meetings. However, I would say this is the the area that I most benefited from as I was really able to improve on my multi tasking skills. By the end of my time in the office, I was able to successfully handle all of my tasks at once with no effort.

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  • Desktop Support Specialist Job

    Hamden, CT
    Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community....
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    United States
    Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community....
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    Preference will be given to Quinnipiac University alumni. Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout...
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Headquarters
275 Mt. Carmel Ave.
Hamden CT, United States 06518
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Employees
501 to 1,000
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Quinnipiac University website