A typical day working as a student worker is usually slow-paced in most departments. Some days you do nothing, others you are slam-packed full of tasks, but such is the life of a student worker my manager told me. I enjoyed my time working there. I almost always had something to do and when I didn't, my manager allowed me to work on schoolwork.
The staff is super nice and totally wiling to work around my school schedule. Everyone will hep you out with any issue you have in a heartbeat and sometimes I feel like I don't want to go home at the end of the day!
Social Media Intern (Former Employee) – Nacogdoches, TX – July 3, 2017
I worked as a social media intern for the College of Business for about a year before becoming the head intern and mentor for future interns for another year. I enjoyed meeting once a week to plan our posts and events while still having the creative freedom to change it up.
Game Day Cheer Coach (Former Employee) – Nacogdoches, TX – June 14, 2017
Working for the spirit teams program for SFA is an honor. After being on the team for 3 years and becoming a member of the family, it meant so much more being able to coach them. The athletes were respectful and hard working, making my job easy and enjoyable.
The nice thing about SFASU is that they are always willing to work with their employees. They are respectful, understanding, and friendly. The typical work day does not spontaneously change and things flow very well.
a typical day at work consist of checking in books, counting the drawer and assisting patrons with a variety of services such as printing, faxing, private rooms and researching articles or books. Knowledge obtained within the working environment included learning about the Texas Library of Congress, Researching various topics and supervisor skills. The culture of the workplace is diverse. The hardest part of the job is trying to study while working, its very fast pst so usually it is impossible to do class work. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with student employees and staff.
Management (Former Employee) – Nacogdoches, TX – April 5, 2017
Many days it is impossible to get your job done because of the bureaucracy getting in the way and the lack of support from leadership to empower employees to get their job done. Many of the "voluntary" initiatives are ridiculous, have no value and are actually compulsory. The executive leadership is stuck in the past and has no idea how to make the university relevant in the 21st century. The leadership and Board of Regents are more concerned about sports and the size of the video board at the football stadium than they are with the reason the university exists which is to educate students.
Beautiful campus and great benefits
Stressful work environment, low pay, lack of respect from executive management toward employees. Lacks strategic direction.
The athletics program at SFA is a competitive and friendly environment that pushes their athletes to be the best player and person they can be. All of the athletes support and interact with other teams.
Stephen F. Austin State University carries so much depth and character on its campus. Not only do you get to work with some great people, you get to grow within your job, not only professionally but personally as well.
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.