I worked there for 13 years and gave SO MUCH to my department and the school. I is my alma-mater and I felt stabbed in the back when I was told my services were no longer required that the position was being eliminated. I can't imagine the chaos of the first 6 months after I left.
Some folks are back stabbers and others are not. Don't trust the administration! You will get screwed.
Had the opportunity to work with two extremely professional and hardworking coaches with the women's soccer team at WVWC. The culture of the team was held to a high standard and the success of the program reflected that.
Work Study Student (Former Employee) – Buckhannon, WV – April 3, 2018
As a general work study student, I was placed in an office with which I was familiar. The Center for Community Engagement did not just give me meaningless tasks to complete, but they entrusted me with responsibilities that would make a large impact on the office and myself.
Graduate Resident Director (Former Employee) – Buckhannon, WV – April 3, 2018
I hated working here. The office was very petty. I felt like I was pushed at times to do a full time position as a graduate assistant. The managers were rude, and put me down often. I didn't even last a full year in the position because they strove to push people they didn't like out. Hopefully its gotten better because some of the negative people left. Also the town is very small. Nothing to do. They also only pay 3500 a year for a stipend.
Free food, free housing, free tuition
Horrible work life balance, unrealistic expectations, Stipend is tiny, nothing to do around town, rude personnel
Assistant Director (Former Employee) – Buckhannon, WV – February 16, 2018
West Virginia Wesleyan is an amazing college with bright students and compassionate faculty. Working there was a true blessing and of course like all higher education places, it had barriers to overcome, but everyone works as a team to make the best of a rough situation. Would definitely work there again, if I had the opportunity.
Both employees and students are a joy to be around. While not every moment may be engaging and interesting, it was overall a pleasant place to work. Very kind and positive attitude from basically every staff member.
Athletic Training Student (Former Employee) – Buckhannon, WV – November 19, 2017
Doing the referee job was a work study for me to make extra income. I used to be an athletic training major so working the athletic training job was part of the curriculum. Barbering is an entrepreneurial business i started because their are not good many barbers in the town. A lot of people do not trust the ones that are so i developed the skill. Now i have a lot of clients but i am done with school in December so i have to find employment home. My school is full of great people so i love the relationships i built and will miss everyone.
My manager was too young for the position back in that time and the salary was not great. I learnt a lot from the experience of being an RA , which helped me to get my current job as a Graduate Resident Mentor at SUNY Oswego.
The management works very hard to equip workers to be the best they can be as Resident Assistants. Training and is always given for those in need. Formal training is provided to train Resident Assistants in the best way possible to handle situations in residence halls in which may pertain to breaking of school code or issues in lack of education about diversity among students.
Business Program Development (Current Employee) – Buckhannon, WV – February 17, 2015
The School of Business operates collectively as a team. All faculty and staff share a relationship and bond that makes for a positive environment. It was truly a joy going to work everyday, being part of a group that were trying to make a difference in young peoples lives.
The office I worked at had wonderful people who made the job that much more exciting. Apart from a few stuck up people the job was enjoyful. The pay was awful and benefits nonexistent, but the college made up for it with personality.
Relaxed workplace while maintaining productive atmosphere
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Buckhannon, WV – August 1, 2014
A typical day at work would include meeting up with team members and collaborating together to achieve a goal. Valuable skills were learned such as effective use of time management, cooperation with team members through tele-conferences and one-on-one communication, and computer programming skills. It was difficult to learn programming skills without prior knowledge which ended up being the hardest part of the job. However, the most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work on such a difficult project with the support of professors, colleagues, and employees of NASA IV&V.
Relaxed atmosphere, learning certain operations of NASA IV&V.