Great place to wrok and gain banquet/catering experience
Catering Supervisor/Chef de Partie (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – March 10, 2014
Pros: great balance of work and personal life
Monday to Friday with occasional weekend shifts (depending on the business volume). I work with a great team of banquet cooks who love their job, and enjoy working at the UofC. The various elements of buffet, personal VIP dishes, and over the average allergy and food restriction requests - all of that creates a job environment where one must always – more... be 100% cautious of his/her actions. Being surrounded by a team of loyal and fun employees and great, skilled management team - becomes the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – June 20, 2013
I have gained lots of theoretical and experimental knowledge about thermal and hydro cracking of heavy oil bitumen using thermocouple reactor. In addition to run experiments and collect data I was introduced to many techniques of data analysis
Solid employement enviroment, great opportunity, good work-life balance.
Admin Assistant (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – April 13, 2013
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: no real cons, it was good working there.
I was multitasking during the working day, from 8:30 until 4:30. Basically, I had to know all required policies and procedures including administrative assistant manuals. I have learned to obtain requisitions, to use PeopleSoft system, and room access programing as well. Additionally, during my work at the University of Calgary, I've completed courses – more... in Communication Strategies for Leading Groups, Human Behavior in Organizations, Management Communications Interpersonal Skills, and Learning Online course at Continued Education. The top management and closest co-workers were very supportive and friendly. The hardest part of the job was my supervisor with her micromanagement attitude. Any way, I very much enjoyed to my work, took great pride in my accomplishments there, and gained much satisfaction,knowing that my work was an important part of the whole process. There was every day a chance to do something great. – less
Administration (Former Employee), Calgary – April 11, 2013
Pros: can't think of any
Cons: pretty much everything
The Faculty of Medicine was one of the worst jobs I have ever had. The management was horrible to the staff unless you were one of the staff who had a parent that was a Doctor on staff and there were quite a few. I have never been treated that poorly.
The best broadcasting experience you could ask for.
Play-by-Play Broadcaster (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – April 2, 2013
The great thing about doing playbyplay at the University of Calgary is how much they much put into the presentation of live sports events. Unlike many universities in Canada, they have a full production team behind their webcast, it's essentially made for TV. It It includes multiple camera angles, replay, live interviews, etc., unlike many webcasts – more... which have just the stationary camera moving back and forth. I'm so thankful to be continuing my playbyplay dream at such a great working environment. – less
Project Manager (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – March 1, 2013
• Responsible for $10m budget program within the three constraints. MS Suite Implementation project Network Infrastructure renewal project • Responsible to communicate with the Internal & External project stakeholders • Executes policies and procedures for the engagement project, e.g. quality assurance, Communication plan, and setting up the environment.
Experimental and Simulation Researcher-PhD Student (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – February 19, 2013
Pros: work in university and access to labs and simulators
Cons: lack of idustry experience
Achieving research at University of Calgary is a great opportunity for me to learn as much as possible. All people in the research group do their best to raise the quality of work and enhance the knowledge in petroleum engineering. The hardest and most enjoyable parts of work are dealing with difficult problems and reo=solving them.
Recruitment Events Coordinator (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – February 4, 2013
Pros: good work/life balance
Cons: lower pay
Good place to be if you want job security and work/life balance. However, it does not offer much in the way of career advancement unless you've been there for an extremely long time. Unionized environment. Access to campus facilities.
Community Advisor (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – October 22, 2012
Cons: hours were all over the place
I worked as a Community Advisor(CA) during my last two years of my University degree. It was enjoyable and I had to live in residence. I found balancing between my job as a CA and finishing my work for classes was difficult but it definitely taught me how to multi-task. The hardest part of the job was dealing with adults who were violating rules. The – more... most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new students. – less
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – September 4, 2012
Working as a Teaching Assistant in the department of chemistry has been an exciting experience for me. The colleagues, administrative staff and the faculty at U of C are supportive, a factor that brings the best out of everyone.