Event Staff (Former Employee) – 80 University Ave – February 8, 2016
The environment is wonderful, very helpful and an interesting place to learn new things. Nothing is left alone for you to figure out on your own so there is no need to worry about training or not learning fast enough.
Technical Director (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – December 2, 2015
Former IT, never received a review or growth opportunities. Dealt with a culture of being "on call" 24/7 since we were all salaried employees. Constantly changing priorities made us a dept that was reactive and not proactive. Micro managing CIO with some technical ability but zero management skills. Had some great people I worked with but most were either moving on or had been worn down by UB's culture of chaos. You will be asked to do things that are unethical, huge amounts of gender bias that gets swept under the rug. If you issue a complaint, well.... don't count on HRs non-retaliation policy or you will find yourself in the same position I did. Wasteful and still heavily dominated in top tier management positions by the members of the unification church (cult).
Gives you higher education job experience
Shady people, low pay, long hours, no organization, illegal/unethical activity.
I got to work with incredible people from different parts of the world who came to the University of Bridgeport to further their education. The international community is strong and very active. I also worked with and learnt from some amazing local professors as well. Going to work everyday was a blessing as I got a chance to help students better understand their courses and just make that exciting student life one day better.
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Connecticut – July 28, 2015
Working at the University of Bridgeport is demanding and rewarded, You are challenged with many task, which at the end of it, is really rewarding and fulfilling. Am really glad and proud to be part of this community.
The job was great as I constantly worked with the Vice President of Administration and Finance. I closely worked with both departments and played a crucial role in working on special projects as well as scheduling and taking messages for office employees. It was an ideal work environment because we worked as a team and coached one another whenever possible.
I was previously tutoring students with drawing in perspective and how to draft. I've learned that not many who entered the program knew how to draw and I took the chance to sign up to be a teacher's assistant to provide that help based on what I've already learned under the professor and my background knowledge. I was responsible for assisting the students throughout the lesson and made sure they got the most out of the class. The hardest part of the job was what made it enjoyable. I like helping those who wanted the help and open the minds of those who deep down really wanted to learn how to draw.
Sr. Ambassador, The University of Bridgeport (Former Employee) – Bridgeport, CT – February 2, 2015
Short & Sweet.
Typical Day: I met a woman from the Kingdom of Mauritania. I had no idea this place existed before, but it does. At work; diversity makes it a day to look forward to majority of the time.
Lessons learnt: The word "Hello" in someone's mother tongue, lights up their world; especially during the first encounter. Not to mention, try their name, if you get it exactly how it's suppose to sound, great. If not, and you sound foolish saying it; do it with a smile and with an unsure look on your face. To that person, it is indeed the most sweetest sound to their ears.
Management: The word "challenge" comes to mind. Management pushes and challenges you. Testing your limits. Sometimes, management are also challenging to deal with. In any case, I'm either growing or growing. In both instances, I have a opportunity to improve myself.
Co-workers: Believe it or not, we are invested in each other's success and we encourage instead of discourage. We pride ourselves in lifting each other up, even if it means taking our relationship beyond working hours.
Hardest part of the Job: Dealing with the Boss, Me. I tend to think big picture most of the time, so the challenge for me while working here was to bring myself back and not get all caught up in our "Potential." My actual boss appreciates visionaries, but sometimes people like us, get carried away too easily.
Fun part: The Retreats of course! It's like a mini-vacation. Everyone get's motivated and we are overly EXCITED. Then we come back and channel that excitement; usually this is a very creative time and I enjoy when everyonemore... works in sync.less