Instructional Media Specialist (Current Employee) – Western Campus – June 9, 2016
Overall a Good Place to Work! There are often opportunities design to become more engaged in work/life balance. In addition, we have opportunities to seek additional skills by attending free classes twice a year.
WTCC has always provided me with opportunities for growth and advancement.
Instructor (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – June 2, 2016
Co-workers work together. Management is current on research based instructional needs for students. The best part of my job is, of course, the students. I receive my energy, motivation and satisfaction when I can be a part of the journey toward a student's goals.
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Online – May 27, 2016
Adjuncting for Wake Tech (Social Sciences) was essentially an exercise in worker exploitation. The department chair set unrealistic expectations (ex. 6-8 hour email turnaround, 7 days a week), particularly for part-time faculty earning $1500 per course. Micro-management to the extreme at all levels from department to college. Contracts were completed so late that the BlackBoard site was available to instructor only a few days prior to start of semester. Student feedback was largely positive, yet there were complaints from the department regarding grading/teaching style. (Ex. Student is given a clear rubric and opportunity to ask questions of the instructor, but performs so poorly that there's literally nothing to say other than "Please refer to the rubric when completing this assignment. This is unacceptable.". Instructor reprimanded for "only" saying this - more comprehensive feedback to other students was ignored.) At the end of the semester, there was no "thank you for working with us" or any such generic closing out email, which would have been the professional way to proceed regardless of whether or not an instructor is returning. Access to email/WebAdvisor was shut down at close of semester, but before contract was fully paid, so there's no access to pay information/stubs. Overall a strangely terrible and ridiculous teaching experience that I would not recommend.
A typical day at Wake Tech Workforce Continuing Education would include answering phone calls about courses offered, including courses and seminars available to businesses and companies in the Triangle area.
I would also greet students continuously throughout the day as they passed my desk on their way to the campus library. This was very enjoyable and I learned a lot about some people. This was one of the most enjoyable parts of the job.
My co-workers kept me busy with helping them out with projects, research and assisting with workloads. Everyone was very sociable, friendly and helpful. I learned from them as well.
As an office assistant I like to keep busy and it is challenging to get the duties complete. I like the use of my skills such as speaking Spanish and English, helping other giving the information about the classes and opportunities the college has for students. Also Working together as team to complete a task. A normal day is as follows: Usually checking the mail, e-mails, runs reports, register students, assist students, keep track of courses or classes ending for the week, or classes starting so I can send documentation to instructors ahead so they would get what they need to begin the class specially their contracts. Filing and collecting approved contract online and or paper /hard copies. Made and received phone calls. Made copies, I had to organize my time to complete all I need at the end of the month for payroll.
Student Service Specialist I (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – July 22, 2015
A typical day for me was to begin at 7:30 and my work day started at 8. I enjoyed the people that I worked with. The best part of the job was meeting new people and working with the students, seeing them succeed was the best part.
The hardest part of the job was it stayed busy and I was the first form of contact.
Student Internship (Former Employee) – Main Campus, Raleigh – July 13, 2015
typical day was usually 8-5
I learned and improved upon many skills like using office machines, such as copiers, scanners, fax. Greatly improved phone skills both calling and receiving calls and for appointments. My co-workers were very pleasant and helpful to me during my internship. The hardest part of my job was staying busy. The most enjoyable part was interaction with students and with other employees.
A typical day at work would involve light paper work, reviewing purchase orders and assistance with lecture for incoming students. A well oiled machine this was a great place to work if you enjoy being around people and helping students.
Evening Continuing-Ed Instructor - Math & Verbal Prep for GRE & GMAT Tests
Adjunct Professor - Mathematics (Current Employee) – Raleigh-Durham, NC – June 15, 2015
Instructing at Wake Tech in the evenings is very enjoyable and an honor. I'm teaching my 7th group of degreed students in Math, and (now) my first group in the Verbal aspects of the GRE/GMAT exams.
I use a variety of media and book sources to get my students up to speed for the subject matter covered by these national tests - as well as recognizing the pitfalls and "traps" to avoid when taking them.
It is most rewarding to see these people gain the necessary tools in my classes and then go on to graduate schools to earn their Masters degrees.
My supervisor and co-workers are all very supportive of my work, and I'm now receiving requests to develop new courses from them, including both math and US history, too teach in the evenings in the fall.
Excellent learning atmosphere and enthusiatic co-workers.
A typical day at the Wake Technical Community College computer lab included verifying each student using the computer had a current Wake Tech I.D. The position also included verifying the printers and computers were working properly for student use.
Daily work load is a typical day at work. I love my job, and being that I'm able to work in a positive environment. Being this is my first opportunity to work in a college professional area has strength my knowledge looking forward to going back to finish my degree