This is a relaxed work atmosphere with an emphasis on education and providing students with quality instruction. I split my time between administrative tasks and helping assist a professor with 3 undergraduate classes. I conduct some basic research for program advancement.
I enjoy working at Towson, but it is so hard to move up. I have been here for 15 years and have only gotten 1 promotion. People get stuck in their ways and don't like to change or learn to do things differently. Some departments have too much drama and I feel like it is high school. I have met some really great people working here, and some are like family to me.
Adjunct Instructor of Women's Studies (Former Employee) – Towson, MD – February 24, 2015
Towson University is a great place to work. The university is very supportive of both its students and faculty. I received my graduate degree from Towson. Three years later, I was able to teach other Towson students as an Instructor.
Lab Research (Former Employee) – Towson, MD – February 12, 2015
The reaserch mainly focused on identifying small proteins in E. Coli. It required a lot of critical thinking, especially when the results obtained were not what we were hoping for. The experiments required mainly PCR and DNA purification.
Exempt positions offer ample time-off. Salary is less than average. Advancement potential is seriously limited, no mid-level positions. Management tend to be "lifers" with limited perspective and less than adequate skillsets
I am looking for part time in the evenings and weekend only. I learn very easily and I can multitask. I am very organized and I know how to prioritize my daily work. I work well with others and I am a team player. I am a people person. I enjoy my job and it is a challenge to settle each day each Web Site. I do have experience in cash handling.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Towson, Towson University – September 29, 2014
At the beginning of the day we would turn on all computers, and write how long the lab would be open for. I learned you gain a lot of from helping people, and people would do anything if you ask them the right way. Our management was excellent we had a great staff coordinator, my coworkers were very quiet and studious . There wasn't really a hard part of the job, because it was a fairly simple job. The most enjoyable part of the job was there was a lot of room for human development.
quiet work environment, had access to printers, had access to every technological resource in school.
As a Senior Event Manager, my job responsibilities include: Planning, outlining, coordinating, and managing of mid to high level internal and external events. Daily tasks consist of staffing events, crowd control, tech needs, set-up needs, parking needs, writing contracts, working within event budgets, upholding weather protocol and safety procedures for outdoor events, communicating and interacting with our customer/guest, maintaining a high level of guest satisfaction and customer service that ensures repeat business. Work is not limited to set hours. Hours consist of weekends, evening, and manager on duty shifts.
Previous and current events consist of: - Summer camps and conferences to include on campus overnight housing - multi level athletic and non-athletic events in SECU Arena - University Commencement Ceremonies in both the Spring and Winter Semester - total of 9 per year - High School Graduations - total of 21 in a 3 week period - Special Olympics Summer Games and events throughout the year - Speaker events - Concerts
Busy, hectic at peak times, pleasant in some departments, learning environment, and cultural diversity.
DEPARTMENT CHAIR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Towson, MD – August 13, 2014
- Liaison to the Department Chair, scheduled/maintained calendar, assisted the needs of faculty, counseled students on their curriculum, supervised part time secretary and student workers, maintained/collected/processed sensitive records regarding faculty hires and student records. Computed/submitted adjunct faculty payroll, work studies and any independent study courses. Answered/directed phone calls to faculty. Effectively networked with the people throughout the campus expediting the needs of the faculty and students. - Time management can be challenging during peak times, which requires extra time at the office to meet deadlines. - Department Chairs change, meaning new bosses could be in place for a while or only two or three years; requiring to learn and work with a new boss frequently. Not all Chairs are pleasant and can be challenging to work along side. - Faculty are great co-workers and busy people. - The overtime necessary in peak times during registration period. - The most enjoyable time in the work place is interacting with the faculty and students.
great place for someone who loves working with people, a fast pace office
during peak periods, it is necessary to work overtime some days which can become a 12 hour day.