Decent business school but not highly reputable. Poor career resources and services. Over expensive tuition.
IRS VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Bridgeport, CT – September 24, 2014
Pretty diverse environment. A lot of international students enroll each term. Decent scholarship programs make this expensive school a bit affordable. Decent faculty and teaching staff. Poor career services and limited reputation.
Executive Secretary to the Dean of Admissions (Current Employee), Bridgeport, CT – September 18, 2014
I wouldn't say there really is a typical day at work as the work load and type can vary day to day/hour by hour. I've learned to go with the flow of things and new projects including new rushed deadlines etc. My primary responsibilities include but aren't limited to: answering/screening phone calls for the Dean of Admissions, entering meetings/conferences – more... into shared calendar, process applications and supplemental items for domestic, international, graduate and undergraduate applicants. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping students resolve any issues as well as make sure their documents are processed in a timely manner. I also enjoy working with my fellow co-workers as we have built a family here in my 5 years of employment at UB. I – less
Associate Director Student Assistance (Former Employee), Bridgeport, CT – August 4, 2014
A typical day at work: include overseeing the front desk staff, collections and cashiering functions, assisting with escalated issues and providing guidance necessary to provide financial information to students. Reconcile insurance and clearing receivables accounts, making appropriate accounting adjustments as necessary. Process and review student – more... refunds and credit balance transfers. Manage registration, review and/or invoice third party vendor. Investigate and resolve depository discrepancies with Treasury and banks. Provide support with the operations of the Bursars’ Office. Support students with the Financial Aid process and Verification.
What I learned: University of Bridgeport has a diverse international population. I learned so much about verbal and non-verbal communication while assisting students during my years of service.
Management: the management position had a high turnover rate.
My co-workers: where always helpful and we shared a sense of teamwork as our dept goal was to create a “one stop shop” for the students.
The hardest part of the job: was the lack of support and or acknowledgement from the administration.
The most enjoyable part of the job: assisting the many first-time generation students through the process to help them maintain their goal of graduating. – less
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Bridgeport, CT – April 23, 2014
It is a great University and a great opportunity. It can learn how to use ANSYS and use it to design the micropump, and use COMSOL to simulate and learn how the laminar flow become to the turbulence flow. And to learn how to effect on it or avoid to affect it.
Graduate Assistant in the Psychology Department (Current Employee), Bridgeport, CT – March 13, 2014
During my day at the University of Bridgeport I work in the psychology department and I get to meet with different students. My job is to help them with anything they need help with ranging from helping them register for classes, to helping them understand material from class, or even just having them come sit down and talk about their problems. My – more... supervisor is a lot of fun and helps guide me at anytime when I feel a little lost. She provides great feedback and we enjoy conversations that are not always work related. My favorite part is working with students and seeing them grow during their time at the University each semester. The changes you are extraordinary and amazing. I love working there. – less
▪ Researched and prepared presentation, reports, graphs, charts, spreadsheets for distribution and MBA programs ▪ Organized programs, events, meetings or conferences by arranging facilities and caterer, issuing information or invitations, coordination speakers and controlling events ▪ Managed heavy calendar, email, phones and travel scheduling ▪ Researched – more... and Summarized students’ survey programs, tracking and administration – less
Graduate Assistant, Sports Information (Current Employee), Bridgeport, CT – July 12, 2013
A great experience into college athletics on the information/communications side. Got to experience first hand the inner workings of a collegiate athletic office and the game-to-game details for making the athletic fields and gymnasium game ready.