Student Ambassador, Tempe, AZ - February 13, 2017
As a Student Ambassador, my primary objective was helping reach out to prospective and current students as they learn about and communicate with the school. In addition to reaching out to new inquiries, we also took care of secretarial work including manning the front desk, answering calls, sorting mail, and communicating between departments.
The job was comfortable and schedules were organized around each Student Ambassador's class schedule.
Unfortunately, the University's management would exclude Student Ambassadors from venues for both student and employee feedback. Teachers and other staff were often let go for a simple disagreement or complaint about upper management, or for grading by their own standards resulting in fewer "A's". Often this would leave a position empty with no one trained on how to replace those removed.
The accounting team at the University was difficult to communicate with and often resulted in late compensation or event funding, in addition to certain departments having their funding cut while others were expanded and upgraded at a whim by the corporate staff.
While the benefits for full-time staff are certainly acceptable, the expectations and exclusions of part-time and student workers made this University difficult to work for.