Public Service Officer (Part-time) (Current Employee) – Georgetown, TX – March 12, 2014
The most enjoyable part of the job is that I have the freedom to do my job without someone checking on me at all times. The hardest part of my job is not having any type of insurance. My co-workers do what needs to be and management are doing what they to do make to the workplace function properly. What I learned is just do your job. A typical day at work is a quiet atmosphere with everyone doing their job.
Free access to the fitness facilities and other facilities on campus.
Support Staff (Current Employee) – Georgetown, TX – April 6, 2017
I receive a very limited amount of assignments and is a very slow paced environment. I have not received any training and rely upon the internet and my best judgement. I am not being used to my full potential.
I worked as a tutor for people who had computer science related questions. I would sit in a designated area for the duration of a designated time period and would help anyone who came in with computer science related questions until my shift was over.
This job required extreme attention to detail and respect of confidential student information. Filing and keeping files in order was imperative. The most difficult part of the job was how quiet the environment was. As a student worker, we were not allowed to talk and as a result, the hours went by slowly, but it was a relatively simple and beneficial job, all the same.
Overall this job was a blast! I enjoyed meeting new people and getting to form relationships with residents and getting them connected to the university. Typically, the job included creating hall events and being a resource for new students to know where to go for things relate to student life, as well as enforcing residence life rules. My coworkers were amazing and willing to help out on night when you were "on duty", or basically being on call to help out with lockouts and other minor emergencies that occurred in the residence halls. Tasks included keeping weekly reports of going ons in the residence halls and attending meetings to find out what events where happening on campus to inform residents about opportunities for greater social life. The hardest part of the job was that you would be required to be on campus 2-3 nights a months so you had to have a good sense of time management to keep up with the times you had to be on call. It was a great opportunity to learn more about campus and learn how to be an approachable person to a lot of different people while maintaining authority as well.
Assistant Director and Associate Director (Former Employee) – Georgetown, TX – October 5, 2015
SU boasts a great group of people to work with, no matter what department you're in. The work-life balance is great; it's a wonderful place to work for if you have young kids. However, the organization struggles with overall strategy and direction, which stems from leadership. It can be challenging to feel like your work contributes to a larger goal.
incredible people, great school, awesome retirement contributions, great insurance, awesome work-life balance
low salary, poor management/leadership, lack of strategy/direction
This was a student held position, so I guess it could be seen as work study. It was part time and I basically made my own hours. My boss was friendly and always checked in on us (which was expected as it was a laboratory setting). I enjoyed the job, temporary as it was, and enjoyed the real world experience.
QB Coach and Football Operations (Former Employee) – Georgetown, TX – July 23, 2014
Southwestern University is a great place to work. The environment was extremely positive. Besides coaching football, my job was recruit and build relationships with young male student/athletes. Help monitor academic career. The best part of the job was building and maintaining relationships/friendships with the student/athlete and their families.
Pirate Outreach Program Caller (Former Employee) – Georgetown, TX – September 29, 2013
I loved my coworkers and we all got along really well, we didn't have much time for personal talk since we would just eat for 20 mins then do about 3 to 4 hours of calls depending on the night. Everyone was busy and it seemed to be a non-stop stream of calls but at the end of the night we left and was glad to see each other the next day to talk and eat dinner together.
Hours could change at any time without much warning
I was provided the freedom to do my job with little to no supervision. My primary responsibility was supporting the Vice President for Enrollment Services. However, I was also responsible for supporting the division staff as well. I was the "go to" person within the organization. My knowledge of the organization and university structure enabled me to provide assistance and needed information to Enrollment Services personnel.
Free parking, reduced prices for meals on campus, free tickets to campus productions and concerts.
Working long hours without being compensated for overtime hours worked.