Positive influence in peoples' lives
Student Advisor (Current Employee) – Manassas, VA – April 5, 2018
At NOVA, I can make a real difference in the quality of life of the people I work with as an Academic Advisor.
A typical day involves working with students individually and in groups to help them learn NOVA's policies and how to do the research necessary to choose their major and coursework effectively. About 15% of the day involves paperwork (keeping notes of interactions with students), 70% in direct contact hours with students, and 15% in proactive outreach and program planning and evaluation.
NOVA is currently (Spring 2018) in the middle of introducing 5 new initiatives at once, and is therefore experiencing the natural sorts of stresses and frustrations involved in that kind of process. It could be a very difficult environment for someone who struggles with change or who lacks patience with uncertainty. The workplace culture is currently to much in flux to be able to define effectively.
Good benefits, generous leave, great advancement-early career
Massive change, Limited advancement-mid career