Intern (Current Employee) – Valparaiso, Indiana – September 28, 2015
Its a good experience to work in Valparaiso University. The place is professional and the people are cooperative.
The entire working culture helps the freshers to prepeare for their work and the supervisores are very understanding that, they respect the cultural diversity and cooperate at their bets to help the candidate survive well and perfom professionally.
Building Services Tech. / Janitor (Current Employee) – Valparaiso Indiana – September 7, 2015
It is a ok place to work for could use more pay. Learn a lot working for the University and benefits are good. The older people that work there get away with not having to do anything if you are young get ready to be used and do all the work.
Welcoming Environment with motivated Faculty, Staff and Administration
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Current Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – April 25, 2015
Valparaiso University is a warm, welcoming work environment that encourages all employees to reach their full potential. The experience at Valparaiso University has been great and I would encourage anyone seeking employment in higher education to consider VU.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – April 21, 2015
I spent a good deal of time editing professors manuscripts and helping with department events, such as Valparaiso Universities 7th annual High School Chinese Speech Competition. Working with my professors was rewarding and I learned a great deal from them in terms of understanding Chinese culture.
Temporary Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – February 11, 2015
A typical day at work was very busy due to high volume of traffic in the HR Department. I learned from management that we can always strive to do better. My co-workers were the most capable and competent people that I have ever met. The hardest part of my job was not being able to do it all and not immediately knowing all the answers when first employed. I enjoyed working with students and staff members.
Director of Basketball Operations (Current Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – January 29, 2015
Fun work place for college athletics. Does not compensate as well, but good entry level position as a stepping stone for advancement. Great overall and all around experience with variety of responsibilities - basketball camp coordinator, budget analyst, team travel coordinator, liaison for academics, community service, and public media appearances.
good location, near chicago, great family fun environment, good atmosphere for men's basketball games, good people and good higher administration
Tutor (Former Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – December 26, 2014
Great Great opportunity, including working with a team to brainstorm new ideas, developing market research, planning pre- and post-production work, dealing with travel issues and social engagements. As a result of this, I have gained a range of skills such as; creative thinking, problem solving, organizing and planning.
Changing the culture of alumni's views of giving to the University
Associate Director of Annual Giving (Former Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – November 12, 2014
I would work with a portfolio of 150 perspective donors, plan trips to visit them and ask for a gift to the Valpo Fund. A minimum gift I would ask for is a gift of $1,000. I planned trips twice a month to visit alumni and friends of the university.
My co-workers were wonderful and all team players. I learned a lot from them and learned how other departments can benefit from my visits with alumni. Time management was key and had to plan trips a month in advance and had to stay organized to keep trips straight and details of my meetings.
As hard as it was to plan two trips a month, both of 9-15 visits each trip, it was very enjoyable to travel to different parts of the country and learn about the history of the university.
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – August 27, 2014
My job was to clean office buildings. I learned that managing your time was crucial. The management was pleasurable. I loved all of my co-workers. The hardest part of the job would have to be not stressing over the small things. The most enjoyable part of my job was my co-workers.
@Valpoweather (Current Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – June 23, 2014
Each day I would check SPC and models to see what the forecast was for Valparaiso. During severe weather, for example the tornado outbreak of November 17, 2013, I was constantly checking the #inwx and #ilwx hashtag for eyewitness tornado confirmation, use RadarScope to look at various radars like Storm Relative Velocity, Base Velocity and SuperRes Reflectivity, looked at SPC Meso analysis for mesoscale influences and I'd take screenshots and push to the 700+ followers.
On non-severe weather days, I'd tweet the expected high and weather conditions. I'd retweet or tweet climatological data or interesting weather information to inform the followers.
Laboratory Assistant (Current Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – June 17, 2014
Day to day tasks changed with the needs of university projects and needs. I learned to manufacture parts in a machine shop, manage large groups of non-engineer visitors. My co-workers were light hearted and friendly and management was always willing to work through problems to help find solutions.
Dining Services Staff (Current Employee) – Valparaiso, IN – May 20, 2014
As you approach to clock into the job, everybody is greeting you, saying hello and just makes you feel so joyful. All the different cultures are what make the job more interesting and enjoyable. The management does there part, but I wouldn't say that they are very organized. The co-workers are all great to get along with, but I ould say that there are negatives with favoritism and taking amongst each other about others.