Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – August 25, 2013
I was responsible for the laboratory portion of human anatomy, which included teaching students and ensuring they excelled in the class. I really enjoyed seeing students understand something that they previously may have struggled with. I felt like I really made an impact on a lot of students, and my student reviews were in agreement with that.
Technical Maintenance (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – July 23, 2016
A typical day of work at Western Michigan University starts with a very relaxed environment. For this company I put together office furniture, which is something I have never done in the past. My management gave me many different responsibilities, without forcefully micro-managing every detail of every job. My co-workers varied from day to day. The most enjoyable part of this particular job, was having been given the opportunity and room to grow.
Data Analyst (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – June 23, 2016
WMU is a wonderful place to work. My co-workers were supportive and you definetly felt the team effort. Management had your back and was willing to help you advance with career and professional development. The institution offered great benefits that met with your health and family lifestyle. Healthy life choices were encouraged and fitness benefits were great. Loved working in a place where you are respected and treated well.
Best place to Study and full of work opportunities
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Student Recreation Center – June 9, 2016
I love its diversity and all the opportunities to develop a professional careers starting working within campus. The SRC is the best way to meet new people and develop relationships with everyone at the University, etc.
Study Abroad Outreach Designer (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – June 6, 2016
Greatly enjoyed working with my coworkers and boss! They provided a supportive environment which helped optimize everyone's work performance! I really enjoy jobs that let me exercise my creativity so this was a good fit for me!
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 21, 2016
This job requires a lot of time and visible presence. You are required to go to ongoing training and meetings. You have to be on duty on so many weekends and nights throughout the semester. You must work a desk shift. You have to check in on residents about almost every life aspect.
Dorm Room and Meal Plan is free
No real free time, no stipend or paper money/checks are paid to you
Cafeteria worker (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 11, 2016
A typical day is what shift/duty you were scheduled for at the beginning of the year. I learned great customer service skills just by interacting with the students and staff that came into the cafe and ordered food.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 3, 2016
Typical day at work would be monitoring campus by feet by checking buildings and etc. Learned police codes, Hardest part of the job was working till 2:00 am. Most enjoyable part was working game days and monitoring tailgates.
Just have to monitor campus
Standing up for hours in different weather till about 1:00 am
what a typical day at works look like, customer service and co workers
Front Desk Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 2, 2016
My opinion on my typical day at work was that it was easy to get used to the routine. Whenever we had a rush load of people it was stressful but manageable and I did not have a hard time checking people in during those times at all. I got along well with my co workers and even improved my customer service skills. The main lesson I learned at work was to think before acting. During my time at this job I dealt with a very aggressive racist situation and I had to learn to think and not act and not let people ignorance control my temper. Overall that really helped my work ethic skills and I am much better worker now and much more prepared for high intense situations such as that one.
Flexible scheduale, good manager, co workers, lunch breaks.
Campus Frond Desk Worker (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – April 26, 2016
WMU was a good way for me to communicate with students as well as managers. I was able to balance school and jobs through the university because of the flexibility. The management was very helpful and eager to see students succeed.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – March 10, 2016
Working as a resident assistant is a great experience for college students. You develop strong interpersonal skills, management skills, and can explore your creative side. Living with students who can be similar in age poses a challenge when trying to fulfill job duties, because many times these students see you as a peer. Overall it is a great experience that helped me grow in many aspects of my life.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – February 27, 2016
Overall the support staff was nice to talk to. The instructors I worked under where understanding, supportive, and strict. Which all helped me become a better instructor. I would highly recommend others to teach as a graduate assistant here.
student worker (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – February 7, 2016
Normally as a student worker we would help pick up trash in the morning then depending on the season we would either go and mow grass, mulch of tree leaves in the fall and in winter would go and salt entrances and shovel entrances. I learned how to accomplish tasks on a timely manner, work in groups and work well individually. My co-workers are really nice people and help give advice if need be. The hardest part of my job is when other workers take an equipment and then i can not do my job till hopefully the next day. On the other hand a great part of my job is being able to work outside and be able to work a full day and finish work at 2:30 pm in the afternoon.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – January 18, 2016
1. Flexible all days. 2. Academic and implementation the project design 3. It needs a management experience. 4. I was working individual. 5. Hardest part is to verify your system requirements. 6. Most Enjoyable part is when you find the best design and look at the system how fit is your output and correct.