CO-OP (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 19 December 2017
It was a teaching assistant position, and it was part-time, but great experience. i had the opportunity to invigilate exams and present information to the class - felt a little more prepared than I did prior to taking on this position while working on my graduate studies.
Great Experience, underpaid for amount of work put in
Residence Assistant (Current Employee) – Sudbury – 20 November 2017
Heavily underpaid for hours put in. Paid for 15.5 hours per week for a job where you are on call 24/7. Job is extremely rewarding in regards to building a great community in residence with the floor you are living on, but very difficult when dealing with serious issues such as mental health, homesickness, anxiety, roommate conflicts. Not in it for the money but for the experience so no regrets whatsoever in accepting the job offer.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 22 September 2017
My experience with Laurentian University was challenging. Working at a satellite office, we were often forgot about so employees were left to manage on their own. I suspect it would be a different experience on the main campus.
Tour Guide, Library Employee (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 30 August 2017
I worked at Laurentian University for 5 years under different jobs, had a good experience, accommodating with school, salary good for a student, does not demean student employees as some public jobs do. Highly recommend working there.
Database Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 8 May 2017
The job was exactly what I expect. It was data entry for the university advancement department in the alumni department. The job was simple, repetitive, and tedious. The community was welcoming and enjoyable but the work itself was deadening.
Peer Mentor (Current Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 26 February 2017
Being a part of the residence staff is a very demanding position, it entails many responsibilities, some of which are, to create a comfortable environment where students of all ages and educational status can live. Among these responsibilities, I believe that the most pivotal role of the residence staff is to act as a pillar for the safe and welcoming community that is residence life. Without the dedicated staff that work tirelessly to harbour this safe and committed environment the atmosphere would be much different
Housekeeper/Cleaner (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 19 February 2017
A typical day at work was decent. The day was spent cleaning various dorms/apartments. Depending on the building, we would sometimes work without air-conditioning, though we always had a couple of fans running to help us cool down. The breaks and lunch-breaks were good. The people are friendly and easy to work with. I'd say the hardest part of the job was working in a non-air-conditioned building on a really hot day. The most enjoyable part of the job would have been working all day on a single room.
Good people, relaxing working environment, exercise
Porter/Residence Security (Current Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 27 September 2016
A typical day at work is me sitting at the front desk and coordinating with the other staff on shift to ensure the safety of the residents in the complex. I do 1-2 sets of rounds of the complex during my shift to ensure the building is secure, that the residents are safe, and ensuring that the building is not damaged.
In this position I've learned a lot of patience when dealing with drunk students and I also learned how to be stern in a way that a drunk person can understand and respect. I've dealt with many situations in the years I've been employed and they have all shaped me into who I am today and the way that I deal with situations.
My co-workers are all good individuals who want to do their best and learn from their experiences before the graduate. Most of my co-workers are students at the University.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with students that are in Mental Health Crisis, meaning they want to self harm. I've dealt with many over the years and it is never an easy situation.
The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that I have helped many students and am still able to help students if and when they need help.
Maximum work capped out at 10 hours per week with a fixed salary that isn't enough to support a full time grad student. The work itself depends on your supervisor (mine was fantastic). Generally the work involves marking exams, but my work involved doing research for a government study and giving presentations about my research.
Student Center Programmer (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 29 April 2016
Working at Laurentian taught me how to provide effective, efficient and above all else kind costumer service. During a typical day I was seated behind a desk where I would provide a variety of services for staff and students. The job was fairly simple, but difficult when it came time to execute larger events. Although I enjoyed planning events, it became difficult as time constraint became a factor and coordinating with others could prove challenging. My direct manager was very kind and a friendly person who I would like to work for again.