Office Assistant - (Student Worker) (Current Employee), La Verne, CA – November 14, 2013
Pros: friendly co-workers
Cons: not challenging
The university is not flexible in the decision making process as I said the working environment is excellent. My job is straight forward and easy as I am a student and I am working part time. I do not have anything to gain from this job except a small amount of money.
Student Worker/ Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee), La Verne, CA – September 18, 2013
Pros: a very good education on customer service and learning time management to complete all my duties.
Cons: seeing all my friends or classmates who would ask for favors and having to say no.
My usual day was processing transcript, assigning classrooms for the future semester or events. It was a very good environment for work and everyone was helpful especially being only 17 when you started. I eventually became a student worker trainer. The hardest part of the job was balancing training the students, with my workload and still being myself – more... a student taking 16 units. – less
Administrator (Former Employee), La Verne, CA – July 24, 2013
The leadership at the top is seeking to change the university from a traditional liberal arts university to profit generating, adult-education system. After seeing students who were illiterate gaining acceptance due to their qualification of so much government aid, I came to realize that their business model will not last, and as such, the traditional – more... undergraduate experience is a farce.
The majority of the undergraduate population are typical enjoyable college students. Eager to have fun, party and learn. Most will walk out of school with a degree that cost them anywhere from $15k to $45k per year (depending on grants/ academic aid) to earn a position with a company that makes $30k annually.
Parking is an issue, and if you work odd hours like i did (6am to 3pm), it is difficult to utilize the shuttle system--starts at 7am.
The instructors/ professors are typical of any liberal arts college. Most have been there for over 20 years, and are putting in time for retirement, tenured, and spouting their particular brand of political ideas. The younger staff are struggling to get by, due to lower pay, and are seeking to move-up in the educational ranks, using La Verne as a spring board to get to a university with a greater reputation.
Athletics are decent, but can best be described as: Division I-AA expectations with a high school budget. Most coaches truly care for their students, while some are burned out and putting in their time.
I enjoyed my daily interactions with the students, but had to leave. Ethically, I couldn't stand the thought of these young people going in to debt with a degree that wasn't worth the amount of money they paid. – less
Student manager of the animal facility (Former Employee), La Verne, CA – July 21, 2013
The hours are flexible with this job because you can decide what time of day you want to clean the facility. A typical day involved cleaning a rack of mouse cages and then sweeping and dusting the facility. Communication is good among coworkers, and the manager to student relationship is great. The hardest part of the job is the monotonous nature of – more... the job, and the most enjoyable part of the job is working with animals and having flexible hours. – less
IT Assistant (Current Employee), La Verne, CA – July 17, 2013
Pros: flexible scheduling
Cons: no benefits
The company culture is focused on efficiency, which allowed my colleagues and I to work independently on projects. A typical day consisted of being available if someone called into the support desk, and also conducting research about Blackboard issues for students, faculty, and staff members. On my off days, I would conduct training to help with our – more... technology research. – less
Student Assistant (Former Employee), La Verne, CA – July 12, 2013
Great place to work at. Very helpful, encouraging, and understandable people. Work schedule very flexible. Although it was only Federal work study. Work environment not so hard. Allowable time to work on your academics.
Senior Adjunct College Professor (Current Employee), La Verne, CA – March 19, 2012
Started teaching at this University prior to graduating due to vast work experience. The University has an open mind to helping Professors seek opportunities. In the past 6 years there I feel I have helped hundreds of students in their leaning process.