Federal Work Study Student (Current Employee) – North East, MD – March 4, 2018
If you live at home, and are considered for aide, you're eligable for the Federal Work Study Program. With this, you are most likely to learn administrative skills, unless one works in the art departments, the general cleaning, and costumer service is added to the list of skills. The most enjoyable parts of the job can be described as shadowing one's supervisors.
Theatre Employee (Former Employee) – Milburn Stone Theatre – July 20, 2017
Specifically referring to Milburn Stone Theatre, there is no room for job growth and employees are not even encouraged to take classes at the college to advance in their jobs. It is a highly "political" climate. Only those who are personal friends of current management have job security. There needs to be a focus on teamwork and inclusiveness. The customer's needs and the quality of service should be a number one priority. Regardless of an employee's education level or whether or not they choose to work part-time or full-time, they should be treated with the same level of worth and respect. Honesty is important in any successful business; honestly is sorely lacking with the current management team. That needs to change. Upper management has no respect for employees and makes structural changes to the detriment of employees and the products provided.
The true art of theatre is stifled in this hostile work environment.
Social Media Assistant (Former Employee) – North East, MD – January 18, 2017
The staff and management are so sweet. They put your best interest at heart and always work around your school schedule. I have never run into an issue or been dissatisfied with anyone of direct affiliation with the college. I would highly recommend working at Cecil if you ever have the opportunity.
"Kids in Kollege" Camp Counselor - Summer job (Former Employee) – North east Md – May 10, 2016
Counselors are in charge of monitoring the students and making sure tasks get accomplished. While there was alot to do at the place, there seemed to be less of a fun atmosphere that you would expect from a summer camp. Some of the teachers prioritized learning over fun and it caused the moral of the students to decrease and when I tried to bring up the moral, I was scolded for it and made to apologize. The hardest part was keeping track of multiple children at the same time. The most enjoyable was watching the kids bring home crafts that they made for their parents.
Director (Current Employee) – Elkton, MD – September 8, 2014
I have learned a great deal here at Cecil. My previous experience in my career involved teaching and this experience has been the other side of the desk, so to speak. I have learned to balance programming needs with the needs of my students. I know more about budgets and the process than I ever thought would be possible. The hardest part of this job is knowing I have no where to go within the college to grow more or be promoted. Being a small college the opportunities for growth become fewer and fewer as you move up. I have gone as far as I can go here. I love speaking to parents and students who have gotten something meaningful out of one of my programs. It makes all the hard work worth it.
Adjunct Developmental (Current Employee) – North East, MD – April 3, 2014
I love working with the students and the professional atmosphere. The only downside is that the State of Maryland is micromanaging colleges. Now the State has limited the number of credit hours an adjunct may instruct- which effectively cut my pay in half.
Visual Communications Lab Manager - Cecil College (Current Employee) – MD – February 5, 2014
I started working for Cecil College as a work study student. I was then able to teach summer camps over the last four years. I currently work as a Lab Manager, but due to the new government regulations the hours for part time went from 29 to 6. No person can live working 6h at $9.10 per week, no matter how much you love the job.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – North East, MD – April 4, 2013
Education benefits offered to further education. Workshops on cultural needs to benefit center student population. Staff worked as a team to help clients get their education and needs met.. It was a joy working with the staff and students.