- Thesis research, classwork, studying etc. - Have learned more about how to learn, relying upon self-motivation and determination to complete a task - Difficulty in addressing certain issues involving procedural time-frames due to inadequate leadership - Able to have learned a multi-faceted approach to the geological sciences
Management (Current Employee) – Stephen F. Austin State University – June 8, 2016
As with many government organizations while they provide good benefits they may not provide opportunities for advancement. The work hours are standard 8 to 5. The management team fails to value the human resources (ie. employees), while it is a college there are few to no programs available to enhance an employees skill set. The university is one of the best places to work in the city - if you do your job no one can not get you fired, and the benefits for the area are better then any other company.
The College of Forestry and Agriculture has good people
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Nacogdoches, TX – May 21, 2016
As a graduate research assistant the job is mostly dependent on who you have as an advisor/major professor. I really enjoyed my time here. Lots of freedom to conduct research. Co-workers were great. SFA in general I rate lower. Things like not being able to use the gym unless enrolled for that exact period of time is really annoying and shows the concern for money or profit.
Working at SFASU is great, The culture is to grow students in their selected field of study. I would encourage anyone to attend SFA as a student who wants a personal touch. The professors there are very compassionate and caring. The work culture is pleasant and helpful.
Great job for somoeone who truly cares about University programs
Spirit Coordinator and Head Cheerleading Coach (Current Employee) – Nacogdoches, TX – May 21, 2012
My current job required many hours of overtime, but working with the students on a daily basis was very rewarding. I learned that every person has a different style of learning and communicating and in order to reach people you have to find out those styles and apply them. Management was generally laid back, and once given a task, employees were excpted to complete said task within the time allotted, to the highest standard. My co-workers, much like myself, were generally all so involved in their areas that there was little to no time to form relationships. The hardest part of the job was managing to fit in personal time for myself. With over 100 students looking to me for advice, daily office hours, daily practices, athletic events, performances and appearances several times per week, finding time to sit back and relax was a challenging, but necessary, time to work into my schedule. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with my students. I absolutely love my students, and then program I work with.
Working as an AARC Presenter was a wonderful experience. The program itself was known as "H.O.P.E." (Hard work, Optimism, Persistence, Excellence). Each day I would give workshops to students who were on academic probation. Myself and co-workers worked diligently to design specialized material to help students further engage in their school work. We taught a different topic each week such as time management, organization, study skills, Note-taking, reading and writing skills, test strategies, etc. We not only gave them helpful and useful tools, but we also mentored each student. The hardest part was getting everyone to open up in a group environment. Once the students were comfortable (some sooner than others) sharing the kinds of issues they were having both on and off campus, we were able to individually mentor. I truly enjoyed getting to know these students and believe that the HOPE Program was a beneficial program for struggling students. Unfortunately, the board (for reasons unknown) was unable to continue our program into Fall 2016.
This position allowed me to work around my personal SFA schedule.
I loved teaching at SFA University because the students are great and the professors are very easy to talk to. During a typical day I taught one or two classes while also attending Grad school. I learned so many new techniques in teaching Spanish from veteran professors that have done it for many years and have so much wisdom and experience. The hardest part of the job was preparing all the material for the classes and also struggling with some students that did not want to invest the time to study for your class. The most enjoyable part was my co workers in the department, everyone is so attentive and genuinely nice to you and try to help you out as much as they can.
flexibility in your schedule
The pay for an adjunct faculty member is not very good
Community Assistant (Former Employee) – Nacogdoches, TX – June 22, 2015
A typical day at work consisted of office hours and event planning. I learned how to develop a fun, safe, and educational community where my peers lived. My co-workers consisted of 20 college students who helped me develop the community we lived in. The hardest part of the job was being an authority figure over students who were my age and also my friends. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the student life of Stephen F. Austin State University.
Project Assistant II (Current Employee) – Nacogdoches, TX – June 22, 2015
Working for SFA, you come to have a sense of belonging. You build strong relationships with your fellow co-workers and the institution itself. The hardest part of any job on campus is having to wait on other employees to do part of their job so that you can continue yours. The most enjoyable part of the job is the family feeling of every academic department.