Kenyon College

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Updated May 2, 2014

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    A great place to live and work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI've worked here as a student-- trying to get employed post-graduation here as well. The people are kind, supportive, and hard working. Working with Kenyon has been the best work experience I have ever had.

    ConsIf you don't like to be isolated in rural Ohio, avoid this job. Also, you MUST have a car if you want to eat in an affordable way.

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    Supervisors work with schedule

    Library Access Services Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was very easy to get the job once the supervisors choose your resume, and they really work with your schedule each semester so that you can earn some money but also experience a full college social life.

    ConsI worked in the library and that involved a lot of sitting and occasionally helping patrons. That worked well for me because I could do homework and rest after sports practice, but others may want to seek a more rewarding work environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Kenyon COLLEGE

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGREAT academic atmosphere and great peers to work with.

    ConsVery low wages not much room for growth.

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    Administrative Assistant - Academic Department (Former Employee) Gambier, OH

    ProsCaring, transparent, flexible, generous benefits package, including use of state of the art athletic facility, beautiful, quaint town, sense of community over-all great experience

    Conslow pay, not based on experience, but rather on an "everyone starts here" scale. honestly can't think of any more negatives off the top of my head.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to compensate based on experience and quality of work, rather than an across the board method. It will give incentive for better work and provide more quality employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Top-notch students and colleagues plus a beautiful campus

    (Former Employee) Gambier, OH

    ProsThe size of the college makes it easier to get to know a fair number of students and colleagues well. The standards and expectations are high, and it keeps you at your best. The students are bright and heavily involved in campus organizations. The co-curricular life provides excellent opportunities for skill development in leadership, teamwork, creativity, planning, and even some marketing and financial elements. The small classes foster academic responsibility, intellectual development, strong research and writing skills, critical thinking and analysis. It encourages excellence in an environment of friendly competition. Summer science research programs provide opportunities for additional experience that many wouldn't otherwise have until a graduate-level program. There seems to be a general culture among students of 'wanting to make a positive difference' -- not just making money -- upon graduating (though many creatively achieve both in their careers). The alumni/ae of Kenyon have been wonderfully supportive of students with career exploration and networking, both through faculty and the career office.

    ConsAlong with its wonderful location can come a sense of internal self-sufficiency and disconnectedness that some refer to as the "Kenyon Bubble". Of course, a liberal arts education isn't about training for a career; it's about 'education for life'. While that certainly has merit, it also leads many faculty to have little regard or support for exploring careers and pursuing internships (though there are, of course, a few exceptions). When students see the respected faculty giving careers such little attention, it often becomes a lower priority for the students as well. For those students who haven't been independently proactive with regard to careers, many find themselves graduating without a clear sense of direction and/or without adequate internship preparation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think some faculty almost fear the consequences of career exploration at a liberal arts institution, while others may believe it has no place. Ultimately, I believe those concerns have diminishing value for the students and institution. With the fast pace of change in careers, specific career training will quickly become out-dated; a liberal arts education will have lasting value and provides the foundation for ongoing learning and adaptation to changing careers and work environments. Faculty can encourage students to make stronger connections between their academic development and later life (which, for most, includes careers), and this CAN be done during the undergraduate years. It's not about what majors connect to careers (very fluid in most cases), but it's how the academic rigor, the critical thinking, the analysis, the problem-solving, the research and writing skills (etc.) can be of value beyond the classroom. Faculty can -- and should, I believe -- support that exploration and those connections outside the classroom.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy Job Easy to Get

    KAC Information Desk Attendant (Former Employee) Gambier, OH

    Prosyou can do your homework while you work and you get walking around money

    Consyou dont get paid very much and it is hard to get multiple shifts because everyone wants the job

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    Unexpected opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Gambier, OH

    ProsVery friendly and supportive people! Intense school year and peaceful summers. A great place to be if you do not mind small communities. A lot of deer around campus. Squirrels too. The new athletic center is amazing. If you are not able to work out, you should definitely take a tour, it is worth it. Many athletic events are also worth seeing. The school holds a record number of NCAA championships in swimming.
    The science quad offers great resources to both science and non-science students and faculty. It hosts numerous research labs and study lounges.
    During the school year there are a lot of neat social and art events taking place.

    ConsSome find the place to be way too small.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding experience. One of my best. I grew as a professional, a teacher, and a person.

    Assistant Prof of Art and Assistant Director Kenyon In Rome Program (Former Employee) Rome (Italy)

    ProsI was given a lot of responsibility. I had the privilege of developing and establishing a new interdisciplinary program, including the program’s mission, curriculum, and event programming. In addition to my administrative responsibilities, I designed and taught two of the program courses. It was an invaluable professional experience. Students are intellectually gifted and eager to learn. Engaging with the students is an important part of the position as faculty for Kenyon College.

    ConsEmphasis is placed on teaching which is an invaluable experience and very rewarding( which are all positives). However, research does come second. A new provost was hired for his budget cutting sensibilities. The program is not nearly what it once was.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's ok.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people that you get to work with at Nite Bites are a lot of fun, which is good for late-night shifts.

    ConsThe hours really aren't great. Obviously this is the nature of the business and you know this going in, but still.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen a little bit earlier to serve some of the customers that don't want to wait until 11pm to get some food!

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