Wonderful staff and instructors, beautiful campus. Hour lunch and 2 breaks. Health insurance and retirement.
No library, no cafeteria, AC has a lot of trouble (both Fort Brown and ITEC location), leaking roofs, no campus police, poor communication internally, needs better management or board members that will implement plans of improvement for the campus to retain and increase student enrollment.
Staff raises non-existent, after the split from UT the TSC staff had wages cut nearly in half and years later no plans have been implemented to remediate this. Many buildings are in much need of repair and the turnover for staff is high (people jump to other openings frequently and it is competitive since there are not opportunities to grow within a department- no merit based raises).
Tutor (Former Employee) – Brownsville, TX – May 28, 2018
Having held previous employment at a professional level, this position took me by surprise. In my department, at my level, it was very relaxed and laid backl however my suoervisor did require a level of professionalism. I recommend this position for young students looking for a work/school balance and experience to add to their resumes.
Remedial Mathematics and Spanish Teacher (Former Employee) – Brownsville Texas – March 15, 2018
Review the work orders, assign the work load to the different professionals, review their work, order materials. Most workers were hard workers but supervising so many different professions was difficult. I liked the fact that I was always on the go.
I work at the front desk which involves greeting the patrons as they enter the facility, signing them into the recreation center, checking out any sports equipment they may ask for, and answering any questions they might have about our facility and the classes or activities we host. I also answer the phone, keep my workplace neat, fold and wash sweat, shower, and maintenance towels, and clean the sports equipment and certain areas within the facility. The work environment is professional but fun. Our coordinator has many years of experience in both working and running the facility, and the relationship between employer and employees is very amicable. This was my first job, and from this I've learned the basics of customer service. To be honest, at the beginning I found the customer service aspect of this job to be the most challenging. With time, however, I learned to overcome this challenge and am now very comfortable with customer interaction.
College Preparatory Service Learning Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Brownsville, TX – May 28, 2015
A typical day at work consisted of helping out students to get around or well adjusted to the college and any further assistance in class work. I learned many things especially since my boss would rely a lot in me. My boss usually was in meetings all the time, which I would have to manage to take phone calls, messages, and deliver any confidential papers to other departments. My co-workers were well rounded and respectable, helped each other out when in need of any further assistance with any students. The hardest part of the job was dealing with student negative attitude towards us and not knowing anything about the job at first before we got any training. My beginning position was a Certified Level I Tutor and my ending position was a Certified Level II Tutor.
At the department of Student Life, a typical day is fun and great. The full timers I work with are very humble, and kind. The most difficult challenge would just be getting things such as requisitions, purchase orders approved.
program director (Former Employee) – Brownsville, TX – December 28, 2014
Always hard with any start up and it was in essence a start up when they separated from UT Browsville after a 20 year partnership. I knew going in that it would be hard, but I just never realized how hard and how all consuming. I would say the support from my dean was great but the organization has some very weird and antiquated ideas. Like the VP insisting we call our co-workers and boss by their full title....Dr. So and So or Ms So and So. I learned a lot and had some great coworkers but it was never easy. Also they are hooked into a long contract with Pearson Learning for e books and online learning platform and it sucks! Students hated it and so did I.
nice coworkers and a good AA (when I finally got one)
12 hour days every day and too much rigid formality from the top down.
Student Worker at Financial Aid Office (Former Employee) – Brownsville, TX – October 7, 2014
A great job for the most part. Very laid back at times with plenty of opportunity to learn. I learned all about the financial aid process and about customer service. The hardest part of the job where the busy months toward the beginning of the school year where we would help hundreds of people each day. Most enjoyable part of the job was being close to my coworkers and having a good time while working.
lenient management, adjust to your school schedule