Work Study Student (Former Employee) – Senatobia, MS – August 31, 2018
Northwest Mississippi Community College has very poor management offered on campus. More than half of the staff have a lack of care for the students. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing when it comes to the employees working together to make the campus an easy and functioning facility.
I was a student at Northwest while working there as a work study so it was good for the time being.
Switchboard Operator (Former Employee) – Senatobia, MS – May 30, 2018
I enjoyed the job and it gave me experience with customer service and also general experience in a work environment. My boss was very supportive of my education also which helped with how many hours I had to study but I wanted to explore other options for me as far as work goes.
Speech Adjunct (Former Employee) – Senatobia, MS – December 30, 2017
Management is wonderful. They are very considerate of your time and talents. Pay is not great but the perks help. Faculty lounge and discounts at the book store are nice. The students are well prepared and complete their work. Fun environment.
IT Professor (Current Employee) – Senatobia, MS – October 9, 2017
Working at Northwest is quite refreshing in several ways. First, the instructors truly care about students and do all they can to make every student successful. Second, all faculty and staff are extremely friendly and are willing to do anything they can to help. Third, a majority of faculty are senior, meaning they are very skilled in their respective areas which has excelled Northwest as the premiere college in North Mississippi. Fourth, the spirit and culture you feel at the school makes you feel like you are part of a family.
Clinical Instructor (Current Employee) – Senatobia, MS – June 4, 2017
Great part time employment. Very rewarding to help students succeed. Very flexible hours. Great pay for the work being done. Very little work to be done outside of your designated clinical time; however, sometimes had to work over to get grades in.
Adjunct Faculty of Respiratory Care (Current Employee) – Southaven, MS – May 15, 2016
Small classes offer students individual attention when needed. Programs offered prepare students for immediate placement in their program of study. Wide range of classes to meet needs of all types of students.
Interviewed potential students for Practical Nursing. Prepared lectures and lectured in class. Prepared exams and administered exams. Arranged clinical experiences at various medical facilities. Graded students performances. Gave advice to graduates on work placement. Gave student references to potential employers.
I enjoyed teaching my class material, as well as some of the students, but this place is concerned more with enrollment and not teacher/class quality
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Oxford, MS – September 4, 2014
I taught for three semesters a Music Appreciation class (total of 7 sections), and although I enjoyed preparing for and teaching the classes, and some of the students, I found that the administration does not support good quality teachers as myself, and does not care/know about whether the students are receiving a worthwhile education or not, they only seem to care about enrollment statistics. I had possibly the worst "boss" at this school that I have ever encountered, as well as some of the worst students whose behaviour was simply beyond imagination.
Work-Study Student (Former Employee) – Senatobia, MS – June 2, 2014
Working at the Humanities building for the Languages and Communications department at NWCC has been and hopefully will be the best job I have had while I am going to college. Every day is different but somehow the same. Each day I would just walk around with the other work-study and ask instructors what they needed done or what they would like to have done that day. The instructors each had something they needed to have done or they didn't. Whenever there was nothing they needed to have done, the other work-study and myself would just clean boards and computer monitors or just clean the desk of one the instructor's, who was notorious for having a messy desk due to all the paperwork she did on a daily basis.
While there, I learned that there is no such thing as nothing to do and that every little task was better than nothing. I also learned that no matter how some people insulted you or were mad that you just smile and apologize and try to fix the problem that they had. "Working hard is the best way to succeed and go far in life," one instructor told me one time after I had helped him move three carts worth of books from his office to the classroom he will be using during the fall semester, saying he was proud of how hard the other work-study and I worked compared to all the others that had been before us.
Management was pretty simple. I had one specific instructor as a supervisor but answered to all the instructors and the head of the department. Everyone listened to the head of the department, just like he answered to the head of the college. It was a very nice placemore... to work and the atmosphere was very friendly and upbeat some days, except during mid-terms and finals when it would change to stressful.
My one and only co-worker was a very funny girl who a great person and a very hard-worker. She helped me around and showed me everything that I needed to know for the job. Everyday she would teach me some new skill that I did not know and show me how to perform it to the best of my ability.
The hardest part of the job is during mid-terms and towards the end of the semester when all the instructors are having several things sent to Central Duplicating. Everyday during those times, I had to take the car and load at least seven boxes of copies onto the back seat then drive back and have to make seven trips up and down two to three flights of stairs just to distribute all the copies.
The part of the job that I enjoyed the most was making new friends with the instructors and becoming friends with some of them. Each one has a very nice personality and really knows how to hold a conversation.less