Research Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – September 15, 2016
As a university, you can expect departments to have different enviroments and work expectations. The Department of Life Sciences was a pleasure to work with, but it should be noted that they went out of their way to create a culture of student interest in research, which might not have been applicable elsewhere.
no benefits with this position, pay is grant/stipend dependent
INTERNSHIP (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – June 11, 2016
the typical work day consist of making multiple decisions dealing with the business of the athletic department for the university. the management for the university was first class, treats the janitor with the same respect as one of their employees.
Landscape Specialist I (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – June 5, 2016
1) Typical day at WSSU began at 8am and ended at 4pm. Day normally started with me briefing Employees on daily assignments and giving feedback if necessary. Once I toured the campus at morning and went back to office to do paper work and communicate with my Supervisor if need be; If not, I chose an area of campus where I could give assistants in the landscaping.
2) I learned a lot about horticulture from my then Supervisor and he pushed me to learn more on my own. I also learned although Government jobs provide some job security its also a lot of bureaucracy.
3) Hardest part was most of the Employees lacked passion for horticulture; Contra to my passion.
4) Most enjoyable part of the job was the Employee benefits: Healthcare, 401k/Retirement etc.
Director Disbursement Services (Current Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – May 3, 2016
Working at WSSU has allotted me the experience of interacting with many different ethinicities and cultures. This has afforded me the opportunity to develop a personal as well as professional repot with the University family.
Working for the illustrious Winston-Salem State University for a consecutive of 3.5 years I have gained a vast of experience, personal skills, network, and public speaking. This has been more of a place for the growth that I am at today to help prepare myself for the post-student real world atmosphere.
IT Support Technician (Contract) (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – July 14, 2015
I volunteered to work the morning shifts to give the student workers a chance to sleep-in during the most hectic time of the morning. I would roughly receive anywhere between 20-30 calls within the first hour from faculty and staff inquiring help with network accounts being being locked or not having access to Outlook, classroom instruments such as smart boards and audio systems not responding, request for computer labs and personal computers to be updated. I was surrounded by knowledgable staff that was willing to help if and when necessary. The job wasn't difficult but some of the clients that demanded services that we didn't provide could be difficult but we were trained well and handled those situations with ease. The most enjoyable part was the tech conversations we had between co-workers and management. Our supervisors treated us like colleagues and discussed new technology - it was learning environment everyday, which made coming to work desirable. I enjoyed clocking out and not dreading clocking back in the next day.
Schedule, up-to-date equipment, great work environment.
Campus closes for winter break and being out of work for a month.
A typical work day as a lab assistant requires the employees to assist students through the semester with classes we have experience in already. The management is very structured, thorough, and organized. There is a certain amount of work we get assigned before work and it needs to be done by the time we leave the office. The most enjoyable part of work is being able to work with a team to get the work thoroughly done. The hardest part is lifting boxes to a certain floor. My co-workers make my job very enjoyable and I do look forward to going there everyday.
Access to the first internship our supervisor recieved
Mobile Clinic and Contracts Coordinator (Former Employee) – winston-salem, nc – June 24, 2015
I had the pleasure of working at WSSU for almost ten years. The school has grown tremendously. As most would expect as the years changed so did my positions at the University. Engaging with the students was the most rewarding.
Rehabilitation Technician (Former Employee) – Greenville, North Carolina – May 5, 2015
A typical day would be assisting with patients' basic needs and rehabilitating in order to be productive in society. I learned a lot skills in order to work with different types of patients. The most enjoying part of the job is meeting the patients' needs and hardest when patients were dying.