Maintenance crew on campus (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – July 31, 2017
Working on the facilities team was possibly the best job any student could ever have. We got to make our own hours. The work was easy, our coworkers were amazing. And we got paid for our work, not the hours we put in.
Student (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – May 7, 2017
I do not actually work here, I was just a student and was doing clinicals through Shawnee. I did 8 hour clinical shifts two days a week, along with multiple hours in the classroom doing other school work the other three days of the week.
I truly feel that my time as a Resident Advisor was the best time in college that I had ever had. I got to meet different types of people from completely different walks of life than me. The job itself is very straight forward. So long as you are honest and try your hardest, the housing department do their best to work with you. It is stressful. But I feel it helped me deal with the everyday stresses I face in the workforce.
Media Services Assistant (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – September 13, 2016
This school is a good environment and it is small enough to make a good amount of friends in a short amount of time. The course work is informative and has an approachable staff that helps students succeed.
Executive Secretary to the President (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – August 30, 2016
A typical day was busy. The president of the university is retired but was an exceptional boss. My co-workers was easy to work with. The hardest part of my job was on Board meeting day. I enjoyed posting on the SSU web page.
Typical day of work consists of teaching my Zumba students a full hour of dancing. The work is quite high energy and therefore strenuous. Employers were fairly laissez faire so I was capable of expanding my choreography however I wanted.
Student (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – April 3, 2016
I am a student here it is okay wish there were more opportunities there but there are not they focus on medical legal and arts, but the art department has the best professors and the math and social sciences too
Satisfying work environment, uplifting, good customer support, challenging.
Shawnee State University Center Attendant (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – December 30, 2015
As a University Center Attendant down at SSU, my experiences have been very rewarding and sometimes challenging. Work consists of opening and closing the building, ensuring building maintenance, meeting the needs of students and other guests, answering phone calls, setting up rooms for meetings/events, monitoring events, monitoring the game room, making student/faculty IDs, fixing technological issues in the building, and sorting student mail. Depending on the day, miscellaneous tasks may be on my list of duties. This can make days at work somewhat unpredictable, but more interesting. I most enjoy working with students/guests and satisfying their needs. I love to help people, and that is certainly what I do best! The worst part of being a UC Attendant is the problems we face with the technology (at the most inconvenient moments of course). I have to quickly find a solution to such problems, oftentimes right on the spot. This increases the amount of pressure and stress, especially when an issue arises during a significant event held at the university.
My time as a University Center Attendant has improved my skills and personal growth immensely! Communication and relations with customers have become strong aspects through experience. I have become a people-person over the years, and I am much happier now that I enjoy being around people. Whether a pleasing or difficult situation, I have learned how to confront customers and provide the best service possible. I also have gained the ability to work under pressure with a level-head. I find solutions to problems and think outsidemore... the box. Things do not always go as planned, so it is of great importance to possess a creative mind and imagine the possibilities. Furthermore, my technological skills have increased through my job experience. I am more able to fix problems with equipment as seen fit. An important adaptation for this job is multitasking, which is a skill I now possess. Although multitasking can be rather challenging, I have learned to take on various responsibilities with confidence and ambition. I am honored to work in an environment that has pushed me beyond my limits and increased my ability to work harder and more efficiently.less
Lifeguard (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, OH – October 1, 2015
I love life guarding here at the pool at Shawnee. It is a cool laid back environment. Unfortunately I can't stay here because I will be moving to Charleston, WV in December. I have a great boss and co-workers and I wish I could just take it all with me when I move!