Enjoyed integrating public health topics into student curriculum and faculty development
Community Health Research Advocate (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – November 3, 2013
Pros: opportunity to work with wonderful student body
Cons: grant funding had some limitations
The opportunity to work some enthusiastic University faculty, administration and student body on a daily basis to connect public health with various majors and campus activities was a very challenging yet rewarding experience. I particularly enjoyed planning the Student Research Symposium and being involved in classroom instruction.
Student (Former Employee), Raleigh NC – September 26, 2013
It is a good school learn how to manage things and work. My coworkers were very nice and fun to work with. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping the students because there were so many different characters you'll have.
Financial Aid/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – August 9, 2013
Working in this department as work-study student is something I would not trade for the world. To have so many people around you who are supportive of helping you reach your potential as well as making sure you know how to do your job effectively as the environment is catered toward providing a great experience for incoming students as well as prospective – more... students. The hardest part of the job is with the ever changing laws and regulations concerning grants, and loans you have to make sure you are up to date and be able to explain the reasons behind it .This is not always a smooth endeavor explaining to students or parents why the see a decrease in financial help with paying for college. A typical day at work includes answer phones and providing information to questions asked by students , faculty or parents. Most of the day is spent transferring calls , making copies of paper work, directing in flowing traffic to designated financial aid counselors. – less
Library Assistant (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – July 11, 2013
Pros: students, library, one on one help
Iam currently a senior at shaw unv and i love it. I also worked at shaw university for one year as a library assistant. I love helping the teachers and students. Students arew very freindly. I have alot of close relationships with staff and students.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – July 10, 2013
Pros: work is related to my field of study
Cons: being exposed to certain harmful chemicals
A typical day at the work starts with setting up the lab along with the equipment and chemicals to start the lab. Individuals learn about how to properly mix reagents to water, acid or base through a process call titration. The lab sometimes get over crowded with other individuals who needs to test their reagents and sharing equipment's. The hardest – more... part about the job is sometimes you run out of time to test the (subjects) due to having to share lab materials with other co-workerse – less
Residence Counselor (Former Employee), 118 East South Street Raleigh, NC – March 18, 2013
Pros: i had free meals in the cafeteria and some of the school discounts on logo with shaw on it.
Cons: times for shift change
I had days where it was quiet in the residence hall and mininum problems.I learned a lot at Shaw. I was a group and student counselor that resolved a lot of minor conflicts with tough decisions. My manager was an awesome person. She manage the Residence Hall well. My co workers and I had an excellent work relationship. The hardest part of my job was – more... company lay off. The most enjoyable part of my job was working in all Residence Halls at the University and getting familiar with the system and students in all Residence Halls I implement programs along with other counselors both Educational and Social programs. – less
Pros: i had free lunches and dinner occasionally, i provided my own food. during storms and inclement weather i stayed in the residence hall.
Cons: i was part time i didn't have health benefits. i had benefits on my full-time job.
I enjoyed working at Shaw University. It was a great experience, getting to know the students and some of the assignments like room inspections, preparing social and educational events for the students. I learned how to assist the Director in Managing the Residence Hall the 15 years I was there. I was a great team player and my work ethics were excellent. – more... The hardest part of the job was leaving May 2008. The University cut back on some of the employees. The Residence Hall was operated 24 hours. I worked the evening shift and every other weekend. I was also available in some emergency situations. I worked all Holidays. I had all holidays off on my regular job. I loved the job and I am also a graduate of Shaw Univeristy. – less
Resident Advisor (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – August 15, 2012
Pros: doesnt interfere with classes.
i learned to appriciate being employed. The management was always on point. They made our work environment as safe as possible. Management always tried their best to prepare us for life after college. The co-workers respect each other. The typical work day involved signing in and signing out visitors. Paperwork, making annoucements, enforcing rules – more... was a regular duty. – less
Lead Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Raleigh, NC – June 2, 2012
Pros: helping others, working in a team environment, fellow staff supporting each other
Cons: time vanishes quickly, not many advancement opportunities
Typically my day is very busy and constantly changing due to working in a university setting in one of the graduate programs. I primarily support the Dean of this unit and there are constant documents required from the us in preparation for re-accreditation of the entire university. The hardest part of my job is wrapping up to leave because I get so – more... engrossed in my work. I am used to performing in this type of environment and the most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with the students in need of assistance. – less
Director (Current Employee), Raleigh, NC – June 1, 2012
The benefit sucks, and management is only out to promote their cliques. So much politics. There is no support system. Many people have went through many illness due to the job and the way they are treated at Shaw University.