Certified Personal Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – May 24, 2016
Typically I would come in and meet with my supervisor who would let me and the other 2-3 interns know our daily routine. Next we'd be appointed to shadow a current team lead who was always open to giving advise about how to be a good leader and also how to juggle the demands of working in such a fast past environment. I learned from this job that I first love to help people and second that Im very patient and self sufficient. The most challenging portion for me came in my last 3-5 weeks with Downtown target. I was put in charge of stocking the frozen foods section, which is one of targets most challenging sections of its store. Helping redirect customers, restocking fresh foods and also watching for shoplifters at 16 going on 17 was challenging. I was putting in 8 hours a day at such a young age, so with frequent traffic of customer and also overseeing my area was difficult.
Got great learning exsperiance, and very convenient
Wasn't self full-filling, and a lot of violence and shop lifting
Academy Instructor, Inver Grove Height, MN (Former Employee) – Inver Grove Heights, MN – April 20, 2015
Some fantastic kids and staff, but the worst school management and school culture I've ever seen in 20 years of working in the education field. Unlicensed paras teaching health courses should be looked into by the state.
Unless direction and state oversight have changed in 2 years, this is NOT a STEM school! Broken technology for kids, new tech no one is allowed to use, no high level courses or even a single science lab.
Essentially a former elementary trying to be a rigorous secondary school and not knowing how to implement needed changes.
High turnover due in part to extreme demands placed on teachers to create everything on their own, resulting in 60 hour work weeks. Some staff striving to shift to PBIS model while behavior staff refuse to supervise students resulting in ISS students roaming hallways and causing trouble. Upper academy students fleeing in droves, worried about being able to pass college-level entrance exams and only having a few electives (no extra-curricular allowed).
Highly inclusive and culturally responsive (99% Muslim), focus on fresh and nutritious food for students/staff, good payscales
Poor management, unlicensed staff, lack of structure
An inspiring workplace with accomplished academic individuals.
Chemistry Instructor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 4, 2015
Excellent workplace with academic professionals dedicate to creating exciting and educational methods to assist students in the comprehension of science. The most invaluable part of my job is the "light bulb" moment with students.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (Former Employee) – Pembroke Pines, Fl – January 17, 2014
My co-workers where the best. Everyday was a fun learning experience. The most enjoyable part of the job was decorating and enjoying the holidays. As long as you enjoy what you do, you will never work a day in life.
Director (Former Employee) – Owensboro, KY – December 11, 2013
I ran an entire G.E.D. program by myself. The program was closed due to financial reasons. On a daily basis I taught Science, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, and Math to my students who ranged in ages from 16-56. I successfully helped 129 students earn their G.E.D. I took most students who were on a sixth grade cognitive level to completion of their G.E.D.
Home Visitor (Former Employee) – Williamsport, PA – May 13, 2013
Head Start was my first professional job out of college. As a home visitor I worked closely with parents to help them learn how to teach and prepare their preschooler for kindergarten. Once a week I would visit the homes of 12 families. Each visit was one and half hours in duration. The parent and I would discuss goals, activities assigned from the previous week, and concerns. A lesson plan was implemented that the parent and home visitor worked on together to specifically address the needs of that child.
Once a week all 12 families were encouraged to participate in a "family day" to build on socialization skills necessary for kindergarten.
The most enjoyable part of this job was the children. Each one I met taught me something new which made my days rich and exciting. The most challenging part was saying goodbye. I built strong relationships with all of my families and worked so closely with them. It was never easy parting with people I spent so much time with.
Flexible work schedule, working independently, retirement
Worked in a friendly, fast paced environment, that involved working directly with the public
(Student Temporary Employment Program) Intern (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – February 21, 2013
Management was very helpful with anything that I didn't understand or needed help with. They made demanding, yet attainable goals and/or requests. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the public on a daily basis. That made each day unique and enjoyable.