HR Training Coordinator (Current Employee) – Wichita, KS – December 15, 2017
Very nice vacation package (6.77 hrs every 2 weeks period for staff with roll over). A lot of turn over with upper administration has led to insecure employees recently. Overall direction of University is strong, but a lot of strange turnover. Some pain points with staff and faculty evaluation and tension between two groups, and also very antiquated processes for various procedures, but overall a great place to work and I would highly recommend it for pay and benefits and work/life balance.
I was a full-time student and worked the desk most nights, great work experience and opportunity to manage my homework and still be able to work. I worked nights as mentioned so there was a lot of time to do my homework however when I did work daytime I worked on small tasks and projects with others in the office.
Loved working for the Management Department in the School of Business. Talented Professors and Instructors, as well as the graduate research assistants made the atmosphere in the office enjoyable and stress-free.
I have taught at WSU for two years and absolutely love it - but it is a personality thing. Many grad students don't particularly enjoy teaching. The students can be hard to motivate at first, but as long as you stick with engaging them and showing that you care about them, they will put forth the effort into coming to class, participating, asking great questions, and studying hard.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – KS – September 20, 2017
If you love sharing your knowledge so this is the Job.The most exciting part is to teach people and when you started doing it, you will get to know that you have to learn more when it comes to teaching
Felt I was very under-valued and stuck doing tasks below my ability level
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Trio Program--McNair Scholars program – September 5, 2017
I loved the atmosphere and being on campus but my boss was very controlling and never allowed me to do creative assignments that were my passion. I felt there were others in my office who deserved more recognition for the effort they put in.
Being on a college campus and interaction with students
Assistant Professor of Sociology (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – August 27, 2017
It has been so long since I worked at Wichita State University that I cannot fairly evaluate my experience there. My department was very collegial, but seemed to come under attack from other social science departments, and the administration was moving toward a business model of education.
Wichita State has an excellent work program for students. I was able to attend my classes in the morning and work in the afternoons, which was exactly what I needed to meet my schedule demands. The staff was very accommodating when I needed to change my shift due to schedule changes on campus as well.
I came here for my Master's in Computer Networking. I worked as GTA and GSA. It has many perks for students. We get to learn different cultures and get exposed to new technologies in the labs, before getting into the real world IT field.
My role at WSU was that of play by play announcer for the Women's Basketball Team, Volleyball team and Baseball team. To that end, the schedule was what it was - I was there when the team was playing. So my connection with the university was unique. But the people I had the privilege to work with and for were amazing. From the three different AD's to the Media Relations Staff, to my immediate supervisors depending on Radio or TV, to those I emulated and those I shared the mic with, all were first class! I would highly recommend Wichita State University - especially the athletic department - as a vibrant, diverse, empowering workplace.
Engineering Research (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – July 5, 2017
This position was not actually under Wichita State University per se, but through the State itself under a government grant for the purpose of forming a temporary and experimental research project to meet the needs of a major aircraft company in the local area.
Its a great working culture in Wichita State University. Its better to get a Research assistant or a student assistant than a Graduate teaching assistant position. GTA will be given only on the condition that yo have to agree to do thesis or Phd under professors.