Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 January 2018
It was great to help students learn how to learn to become kind towards others. I enjoyed marking papers and entering marks in the computer. People are friendly. Students were mature. Students were passionate about the subject matter. The attendance looked great every day.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 December 2017
My day consisted of administration and coordination. The management was new and poor communication skills. The culture wasn't pleasant. The hardest part of the job was asking for more opportunities but nothing was offered. I liked some of my colleagues.
Event Liaison/Admin Asst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 October 2017
Excellent place to work on a smaller university. Job competition is tough but once you settle into a position you'll like it for sure. MRU is coming to a time where some do question job security but still its a great place to work.
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 14 October 2017
Promotion of a positive Residence Life experience; Planning and facilitating programs for the residence community in accordance with the programming requirements described in the Residence Life Programming Model; Supervision of an assigned residence community and the mentoring and management of residents’ personal safety and well-being; The management and enforcement of community standards; Assisting and referring students in academic, social, personal and disciplinary matters to the appropriate Residence Services and/or University resources;
Finance and Information Officer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 September 2017
The first 10 years were very good. Culture decreased with each change of management. No advancement or job security. Moral decreased in the last 4 years. Budget variances were very large and unexplained thus creating job losses through restructuring. Management at Vice President and Director positions lack the appropriate leadership and people skills.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 28 August 2017
The ratings I provided are only that of my time as a volunteer. So although I'm sure that the Job Culture is good and the Advancement opportunities are strong, I can't properly rate those qualities. What I can say is that the organizations I have been a part of since my start at MRU have all been very respectful of me and the rest of those in the groups.
START Program Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 August 2017
Flexible hours assisting students with technology used at MRU. Time included working at IT Help Desk, Library, and START drop-in and call center. Staff were friendly and very helpful to each other. Great working and development culture
Huge Learning Opportunity While Fostering Student Success
Language Tutor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 27 July 2017
Mount Royal's Language Tutoring position is run through Student Learning Services on campus. First a tutor would attend the training at the beginning of each semester. Then, the tutor is paired with students that need help in the subject that the tutor has requested. When the students are matched they organize a first meeting and discuss the preliminary steps of tutoring such as expectations, scheduling and goals. Then the students meet at pre scheduled times for at least 1 hour per week at a maximum of 2. Each time the tutor would sign in and conduct the session. The hardest part of the job would be working with different personality types and learning styles different from your own. To be successful at this job you must be able to adapt. The hardest part of the job can be the time commitment as well as the students' willingness to learn. If the student isn't succeeding in the course even with the tutoring it can be difficult. Finally the reliability of the job is not really enough to constitute it as a part time position. It should be treated as a contract position. The management team is great a lot of openness and room for feedback from students. Although, the continual changes from year to year will keep you on your toes.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 May 2017
Mount Royal University is a great place to work, the university allows you to advance, encourages you to volunteer within and outside of the university. An employee can take a course and apply to have the money reimbursed.
Excellent place to learn, professors care about your education
Peer Tutor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 March 2017
Besides excellent professors and courses, there are plenty of opportunities for individuals to engage with student life on campus ranging from varsity sports, to club events, to activities on Main Street.
Special Projects Coordinator (Former Employee) – Calgary, Alberta – 1 February 2017
I worked in the Conservatory which is a highly creative environment that serves outstanding young artists. It was a pleasure to go to work every day and know that I was making a contribution to enhance and support such great talent. My boss was a kind and informed individual and I greatly admired him and what he was trying to accomplish. I had a wonderful time there and greatly miss the work. I lost my position due to the restructuring of the University when my job was abolished. It was a joy to be part of something so great and work with such talented people.