I have no concerns only that the culture back there is somewhat primitive. It was a relaxed environment The do not pay enough to their qualified individuals.The Dean and co workers were amazing and always were there to assist you in anything you needed.
Now that I have been in Alberta for many years with the exception of when I was in NS working and going to university. I prefer here as it is a wonderful place to work and live, it is so full of life even with the recession we are currently in.
Facilities Maintenance Summer Student Position (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 28 August 2014
There was no typical day at work, everyday in facility's you were doing something different or came into work knowing you had something to work towards completing. I learned how to do a lot of things at work; basically how to clean everything and anything. The management was very laid back as long as the work got done and very enjoyable. Everyone in the building was very friendly and had a lot of great personalities meshing together to create a wonderful environment. The hardest part was definitely getting up so early and doing such hard work, at the end of every work day I was exhausted. The best part was actually enjoying my job and the feeling of accomplishment from all the work completed.
Random lunches, great people, and close location
Very hard work, some really nasty things had to be cleaned, ruined a lot of clothing
I learned many aspects to what goes on behind the scenes of running a college and advertising for your target audience. A typical day was doing a lot on the computer, whether it was proof reading, researching or helping with spreadsheets. Some days I would just help out wherever needed within the college and I was even given some guidance in my preferred field of work (art/photography) I was given the opportunity to join in creative meetings.
My co-workers were great, friendly, respectful.
I think the hardest part of my job was actually getting there 5 days a week, the bus ride from Cole Harbour to North End of Halifax was quite the trip.
guidance, experience, knowledge, freedom, good pay
Student (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 2 August 2012
Hands on learning for those breaking into the Power Engineering trade. The shop had all the components of a regular operation and as students we were given total independence in running the shop, which included two boilers, a feedwater heater, chemical pumps, steam turbine and engine as well as a steam header and all other components of a regular steam operation.