Kalamazoo College

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Kalamazoo College Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
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  1.  

    My years as a Resident Assistant were years well-spent.

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers
    Management was always available, very fair
    Any problem you meet can be solved
    Work-life balance is not always easy but by no means impossible.
    Training is extensive

    Cons

    The pay that came with optional summer duty was a sham and absolutely not worth the effort.
    For better or worse, you will always be known as "Person the RA" instead of "Person" - your actions on campus and in your personal life will always be (more or less) available for public consumption

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If anything, try to make mandatory training sessions about a topic that relates DIRECTLY to the job itself.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good Place to work

    Current Employee - Summer Student Worker in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Summer Student Worker in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people in the crew.

    Cons

    There are not really any cons. It is what you expect at the given wage rate.

  3.  

    Awesome place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Resident Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Resident Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really nice culture, learned a lot. Especially considering that this is a college, very aware of class schedule, so I never felt overworked.

    Cons

    Not very many cons. Sometimes the work could be overwhelming but for the most part it was situational. As I said above they handle their business well and the only reason I left was graduation

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good work for a little extra cash

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexible
    - Easy to communicate with professor
    - Good work for extra cash
    - Satisfying to help other students with their coursework
    - Easy since the subject I TA'd for was in my wheelhouse

    Cons

    - Pay is pretty low
    - Sometimes grading homework was frustrating due to the amount of papers and the complexity of problems
    - Only able to work for a short period of time/minimal hours
    - Discrepancies between homework and answer key occasionally caused problems

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Immense Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth

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    Former Employee - Media Services Ninja in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Media Services Ninja in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small class sizes, discussions based lectures, and a very accessible study abroad program. Work on campus is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Getting stuck in the "K Bubble"--easy to get caught up in campus life and easy to forget the need for off-campus experiences

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great experiences over a number of years with different departments

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant and Student Worker in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant and Student Worker in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great flexibility and understanding that you are a student and that school comes first
    -Interesting work
    -Good work environment, friendly community
    -Can learn a lot

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Difficult to find the hours or tasks to be able to work more than 10 hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Wages are not sufficient across the school
    -It would be helpful to create more campus employment for those not on Federal Work Study

    Recommends
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  8.  

    fun and enlightening~

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    Current Employee - Work Study Job in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Work Study Job in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Kalamazoo College part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very liberal, and the profs are understanding. They do give you chances when you have difficulties with studies. The school is very clean as well.

    Cons

    for CS department, we need more profs of higher standard. Since this is a small school, there are limited courses available. You might not find your area of interest here. In CS, there's no database classes, nothing related to AI or NLP, or modeling/data mining...

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Very good experience, great supportive colleagues and working environment. Many bright engaged students.

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    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant In Art in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant In Art in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at Kalamazoo College full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent Student body
    Social engaged Students
    Progressive Ideas and programs
    Students are active in many extra curricular activities
    Art Department has a solid department budget.
    Competitive facilities with similar sized programs

    Cons

    Students are active in many extra curricular activities sometimes academic classes suffer.
    High tuition makes student wary of purchasing additional art materials
    Very small student population

    Recommends
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