ADMISSIONS SPECIALIST (Former Employee), Denton, TX – November 4, 2013
Pros: i was able to take a few classes for a greatly reduced tuition amount.
Cons: the pay was not very good, and it made for a stressful financial time for me.
Working at the University was a lot of fun. I enjoyed being around the up and coming youth that surrounded me. My manager was so helpful and confident. I learned a lot from her. My co-workers as well. There was a real sense of family. The job was relatively easy, a lot of data entry and assisting reviewing and filing transcripts for potential students. – more... When we were busy, we were VERY busy. When we were not so busy with our data entry, we would try to assist others within the Admissions Office with any duties that we could be helpful with to reduce their workload. – less
Lifeguard (Former Employee), Denton, TX – August 30, 2013
Pros: study time, relaxed environment, authority.
Cons: too much free time, minimum wage pay.
I loved my student job as a lifeguard during my time at UNT. It gave me the authority to assert rules and protect patrons while giving me the confidence to render the best customer service possible. The hardest part of the job included the rare occasions when we actually had to save patrons and administer care including CPR or the distribution of emergency – more... oxygen. Lifeguards were also responsible for attending weekly training sessions and swim tests in order to maintain peak physical condition. What I liked most about this job was the ability to observe the different kinds of people that came into the workplace and apply my knowledge of psychology. Over the years I've become a keen observer of human nature and hope to carry this on to my post-college career. – less
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee), Denton, TX – August 2, 2013
Pros: get a per diem for meals, love the office ( no cubicles), great benefits, great leave time, down time to breathe in the summer when school is out!
Cons: the job itself can be very frustrating due to lack of assistance
Dining Services is a great department to work for! A typical day at work during the school year is busy. Normally functioning on Payroll for the first part of the week and Recruitment at the end. Down time we are catching up by completing reports and follow ups of emails and phone calls. In payroll I've learned to have a backbone! With only having minimal – more... clerical skill, this department took a chance on me and taught me the ends and outs of creating reports, memos, excellent customer service, understanding the systems and functions of payroll, and patience! My coworkers are great are the true meaning of team work! We are all not title driven so when working in Dining you may be asked to cater or serve at the University. So yes, you may be asked to put on black slacks and a white button up shirt and assist the kitchens when they are short in staff. This can be a breath of fresh air at times. Hardest part of the job is understanding the back-end of Payroll. In this department we don't generate paychecks --so technically, we are timekeepers but we have to be sure the Campus payroll and Dining Payroll are all on the same page to be sure an employees paycheck is accurate. Most enjoyable part of the job is Recruitment; assisting Students and Non Students with hiring because a lot of students, this tends to be their first job. It's a good feeling to inform an employee that "they have a job." – less
Help Desk Manager (Current Employee), Denton, TX – July 16, 2013
Pros: plenty of flexibility around coursework, chances to attend school events
Cons: those under you are not always eager to work, so you'll have to step in for them frequently!
UNT provided a great introduction to working in an office setting with people who depend on you. Management is well structured, and although as cumbersome as you'd expect a public university to be, policy changes were positive and generally well received. I learned many leadership skills and advanced quickly to become a manager, which was simultaneously – more... the hardest and most enjoyable facet of the job. – less