Marketing and Student Recruitment Specialist (Former Employee) – Cullowhee, NC – March 15, 2016
WCU is a vibrant educational community focused on personal and professional development.
My job encompassed various marketing and communication tasks, as well as strategic planning responsibilities as it pertained to student recruitment. I communicated closely with colleagues in the International Programs Services as we operated under overarching departmental goals. I reported directly to the IPS Program Director.
The most valuable skills I have gained are:
- strategic, long-term marketing planning, - understanding of logistical and administrative structure of a higher education institution, - student outreach, - planning and execution of a social media campaign.
I absolutely loved working for my University! I was able to live where I worked, it was something new everyday, the residents were a lot of fun as well. I worked with first-year students and I loved that every year I got a brand new group of residents to guide, help, and plan programs for. This position is the epitome of teamwork and time management. My co-workers and supervisors are some of the best people, no matter the situation we lifted each other up, helped out if one was having a hard time or needed ideas for planning, etc. It is such a positive work environment, its contagious! I learned how to balance work and my social life while earning two degrees, juggling multiple jobs, and a sorority all at once. The most important thing I learned was how to find the positive in every situation especially when it came to having to submit reports to the Department of Student Community Ethics about a resident's or group of residents actions, calling the University Police, EMS, etc. then trying to make them understand that it was not anything against them, it was simply that they made a bad decision that resulted in these consequences. Overall, my experience as an employee for Western Carolina University was amazing. I loved every second of it and would encourage other college students to get involved with their University!
Flexibility of schedules, support and encouragement from both supervisors and co-workers, salary increased each year
Received a paycheck once a month as a Resident Assistant
Desktop Service Technician (Former Employee) – Cullowhee, NC – January 11, 2016
This job always had me working on something, whether it be taking apart computers everyday or working with people that had software issues. It was a great place to learn about Computer Information and Technology.
SYSTEMS & OPERATIONS ANALYST (Former Employee) – Cullowhee, NC – September 28, 2015
This is the ideal place to work if you want a relaxed environment that encourages learning in the classroom and in the workplace. Cullowhee is an awesome place to work and play and the co-workers are equally awesome. The new Chancellor has created a much more inviting and enjoyable environment.
Work environment is great
State job so the financial compensation is lacking
Welcoming environment where is was fun to learn and just be a part of the science department. Always ensured safety and an environment where you never felt pressured for a mistake or lack of knowledge.
• Assisted the supervisor with office duties: printing, faxing, scanning, filling, and etc. • Ran campus errands and put up flyers • Helped with any school related event planning • Assisted supervisor in planning for several events
A good experience working 2 different jobs at my alma mater
Intramural Official (Former Employee) – Cullowhee, NC – July 24, 2015
The biggest aspect of this job was officiating various intramural sports at an efficient level while building a rapport with fellow officials and competitors. Overall, this is a good part-time job to have while in school.
Gaining new understanding of various sports, making new friends/working with old coworkers
Most professional and caring work environment I have ever experienced. My co workers were literally like family, but consummate professionals too.
Administrative Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Cullowhee, NC – July 16, 2015
This job required a lot of attention to detail. Some parts of the year were incredibly busy, while other seasons were more laid back. This was due to the normal cycle of admissions. The management was excellent, and very minimal as far as watching over your shoulder. They were very flexible and treated employees like human beings with real needs. All of my co-workers were like that as well.
Excellent benefits package, great management, and very team driven.
Being a state job, the pay left a little bit to be desired.