Instructor (Current Employee), Champaign, IL – February 4, 2014
Easy going atmosphere that promotes and challenges oneself to master the knowledge you teach. Management is easy going and fun to work for as well as the co-workers. Hardest part is tailoring each experience to the different groups that change every year. Most enjoyable part is to see the students succeed and grow as adults.
A good school with great colleagues and stellar students.
Adjunct Faculty, Fine and Applied Arts (Former Employee), Champaign, IL – June 21, 2013
Pros: the free exchange of ideas and sharing of vision.
Cons: part time and not much opportunity for advancement.
Teaching evening drawing classes was challenging and rewarding--each class meeting was spent conducting classes of fifteen to twenty five students with a wide range of ages and talents, organizing assignments and setting up for still life sketches, teaching perspective and even life drawing. Directing students through the principles of design and aesthetic – more... theory and helping them achieve mastery in the subject was a joyous and rewarding job. – less
Fitness Center Supervisor (Current Employee), Champaign, IL – April 17, 2013
A typical day at work includes many different dynamics within the health and fitness world as well as clerical realm. It will range from answering class registration and grade breakdown to general fitness questions. I have learned about the wide range of the student body mindset with respect to classes and time management while working with pleasant – more... student workers and peers. The hardest part of the job is explaining to students that are in a failing grade point average that they must repeat the class involved with the use of the Parkland fitness center. The best part of my job includes enjoying time with coworkers and watching the health of others improve. – less
Community college with university expectations and the help you need to get accomplish your goals.
Student Technologist/Internship (Former Employee), Champaign, IL – September 25, 2012
Parkland College was a great place to start after highschool since I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up. The guidance counselors and advisors are very helpful and suggested taking a personality placement test to help me figure out what I would be good at and find the most fulfilling as a career. I began by taking general education classes – more... which would transfer to a four year university. My experience at Parkland was such a positive one that I suggested to my own children to start there before attending a four year university. – less