Business Tutor (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – February 24, 2014
Worked at the Center for Writing, Learning and Teaching at the University of Puget Sound. The atmosphere was great, and all the tutors worked together to make the center very effective to those who utilized it.
General Chemistry Lab Prep (Former Employee), Tacoma, WA – May 29, 2012
As a student employee, the hours are flexible and the workload is easily manageable with the rest of your academics. Unfortunately, though you are working behind the scenes, you won't learn too much more about chemistry by having this job or interact too much with most of the professors.
Management is hit or miss, the storeroom manager can be difficult – more... to get along with and has a tendency to be rude without meaning to be, but he is understanding when it comes to working around your busy student schedule. The professors who guide the assistants are for the most part very helpful, but sometimes can be hard to track down and poorly organized. – less
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Head Recruiter (Current Employee), Tacoma, WA – May 21, 2012
• Recruit over 700 highly skilled student-athletes for the men's basketball program each year. • Attend hundreds of basketball games across the country to discover potential prospects. • Conduct meetings high school basketball coaches and counselors to gain knowledge on the character of each recruit. • Make over 100 phone calls and send over 400 emails – more... weekly to recruits providing knowledge about the University of Puget Sound. • Schedule campus visits and home visits with recruits. • Weekly meetings with admissions counselors and student financial service counselors to get updates on each recruits application process and financial aid. • Participate in fundraising/public relation’s events. Supervises and evaluates team captains to ensure responsibilities are being upheld. • Oversee the conduct and discipline of student athletes. Counsel members of the basketball program and develop, motivate, and assist in the pursuit of academic/athletic excellence. • Monitors and ensures academic progress of members of the basketball team. • Build relationships with varies AAU coaches and high school coaches across the country • Update notes on recruits into frontrush software. • Mail out over 100 handwritten letters to our recruits across the country. • Conduct weight lifting and skill development schedule for the team. • Schedule Alumni events with the men’s basketball program. • Create itinerary for all road games. • Film exchange • Breakdown practice/game film and upload on hudl software for players and coaches to view. • May drive student athletes or other students to team activities and/or athletic events. • Provide support to other coaches in the University in any way that I can. • Performs other job related duties as assigned.
The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing our players graduate. Puget Sound is one of the top academic universities on the west coast, so being able to mentor these young men and help them in their transition into the real world is very enjoyable for me.
The hardest part of the job would be recruiting. Puget Sound is considered the Harvard of the West Coast, so academically we only recruit the best academic students in the country. We also dont offer athletic scholarships being that we're a NCAA DIII school, so we must find student/athletes who excel in both the classsroom and on the basketbal court. – less