I worked at Suffolk County Community College as a contractor for more than 5 years
Pros – Great atmosphere and flexible schedule
Cons – Two year school so team is always changing
Advice to Senior Management – Should have a mandatory amount of practice/game hours and study hall hours
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-01-24 09:57 PST
I worked at Suffolk County Community College as a contractor for less than a year
Pros – During New Student Orientation, being a peer facilitator gives you the chance to make friends with the people you're working with, and give new students and often times their parents a good perspective on being a student at Suffolk.
During training, you learn a lot about the school, which department does what, and where to go to do this and that which is good to know both during orientation week and after, since so many people don't take the time to come to an orientation meeting even if they're already on-campus during orientation week to get books, student ID, etcetera, and so don't know anything beyond what building their classes are in--maybe--and there are always opportunities to help people out just being on campus.
Learning to give and then giving campus tours was fun and informative. I wish I had gone on a walking tour when I was a freshman, but I thought it would be boring.
Provided for you: food, snacks, and drinks during training and on the job (two meals during training, three during orientation, drinks and snacks always, if I remember correctly); a shirt etc. to wear on the job. We had the chance to give our input on what sort of shirt we wanted, which was cool. I'm not so sure I'll ever wear the shirt from Fall orientation again, but I still wear the hoodie we got for Spring orientation. I am happy to be free advertising.
A contracted temporary job is a plus for me. The pay is decent, and it's nice to get a check the day you're done working.
Getting involved with Campus Activities opens up new one-off job opportunities, like giving campus tours during the school year, and, possibly more importantly (if you do well during fall orientation) an invitation to work the Spring Semester's Orientation as well.
Also you get the chance to work with the awesome faculty, and chances to go on various leadership seminars (also informative, and with free food).
Cons – If you can't stand people, this is probably not the job for you, though I generally tend to dislike people-oriented jobs, and I had a lot of fun, so obviously your mileage may vary.
Orientation week isn't very long, but you spend around 10+ hours a day greeting students and parents, leading campus tours, talking to students about the school in more formalized information sessions, interacting with students waiting in line to get their student ID, and the requisite setup, cleanup, and general tidying.
There are lots of info packets to compile, too, so beware papercuts.
The biggest cons of this job are likely to be the same as with any service-type job. Lots of people, lots of walking and standing, potential conflicts with coworkers, etcetera.
Advice to Senior Management – Keep doing what you're doing. :) CAB is awesome to work with.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2012-05-28 07:01 PDT
I have been working at Suffolk County Community College
Pros – The salary and benefits are outstanding. At times I have felt that I'm overpaid. As of right now you don't pay for your health benefits and the vacation time is overly generous. Also, as compared to a 4-year institution, you have very little night and weekend work.
Cons – Institution is VERY top-heavy. There are a whole class of college-wide Associate Deans who seem to do nothing. The institution would benefit from putting them back into the classroom and having lower paid administrators absorb their job functions.
Advice to Senior Management – Listen to your people. The upper levels do NOT accept criticism well and have created an environment of fear of speaking up. The institution also gives in too easily to the few senior faculty who are entrenched and not open to new or fresh ideas.
2010-06-04 16:42 PDT
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