Volunteer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – November 2, 2015
I was involved in volunteering at BVC and we were all together to help people or guide them and also gave presentations. Its a good place to gain experience and learn how to communicate with other people.
Peer Tutor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – August 2, 2015
I loved working as a tutor with Bow Valley Collage, simply because I enjoy helping others achieve their goals. Helping students get the best grades possibly and helping them improve skills they mat or may not have already had is a passion of mine.
Health Care Aide Program (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – April 29, 2015
I was a student of Bow Valley College. The program was a Health Care Aide program. It is an excellent program which taught me a lot about the medical field and I received a lot of training which gave me the confidence to continue in this field.
Academic Services (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – February 12, 2014
Terrible management/leadership driven by an out-of-touch executive team. Hard work is not recognized or rewarded and employees are not valued, there is no loyalty. The students are great and there are some very dedicated, professional people who work there. If you strive for mediocrity, you will excel in this workplace.
Nice re-design of the original campus, with a nice new south campus across the street.
Senior Digital Print Operator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – July 22, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job was the personal face to face interaction with the instructors as they requested the production of their daily learning materials. A typical day at work involved the aforementioned learning materials, curriculum production for certain departments and the BVC Bookstore. The hardest part of the job was finding solutions and negotiating compromises in situations where the workload and deadlines were above our production capabilities. My co-workers were generally very good people to work with and the atmosphere was generally congenial. Over the course of my 11 years there I learned that the people who are the functional core of the education system (instructors, admin., admin. support, shippers/receivers) share the common thread of existing for the purpose of educating the students. Management probably has good intentions, but may have displaced the core values of the secondary education system for other priorities. That is a perception that each individual must reflect upon relative to their own personal situation in the context of working in a secondary educational institution.
my job had clear definition and expectations, defined by our employee agreement between the aupe and bow valley college.
out - sourcing - - my job and others were outsourced due to a change in management philosophy.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – June 27, 2013
Working at BVC means working with people who really care about you and support you. For some reason, this most definitely does not extend to the management team. They are unfocussed, biased, and uncommunicative in the extreme.
Advising Assistant (Temporary) (Former Employee) – Calgary AB – April 16, 2013
I really enjoyed being an employee at Bow Valley College the staff was amazing very friendly and easy to work with, my typical day would be dealing with students and booking appointments for the Student funding advisors as well as enter and map IPL's (individual learning plans) for the students, I learnt numerous items Office tracker which was for the advisors for there appointment, Agresso which is a student data base. the hardest part of my job was sometimes dealing with angry students when they couldn't get what they wanted. the most enjoyable part of my job was interacting with the students and the staff being able to help people and using my problem solving skills when needed.
Accountant Assistant/ Summer Co-op (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – July 13, 2012
Accountant Assistant/ Summer Co-op - participated in Year-Ended inventory physical count - registered invoices and purchase orders into Accounts Payable using Agresso - reconciled Alberta Learning’s list of conditional and on-time grants