Interim Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 21 February 2017
Perhaps because it is a post-secondary academic institution, there is a strong focus on individual learning to enhance one's skills---if only there were enough hours in a day to permit it. The University places an emphasis on continuous learning which is commendable. I took advantage of as many in-house courses as I could manage given my heavy workload.
The workplace culture is collegial and not a particularly competitive environment. Most work teams assist each other when there are deadlines to meet or extraordinarily onerous assignments.
Diversity of employees and wonderful park-like environment on campus
Focus seems to be on recruiting young employees & not more mature workers
Every day is something different and I love diversity in the workplace!
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 June 2014
Working with the University of Calgary has privileged me to meet new people from various cultures.
One of my strongest attributes is being a "people person". I have been able to work at the Information/Security Desk covering in the absence of the admin. Meeting and greeting people is and it has been noticed by my co-workers.
Because of the job title I am in it allows me to float to different offices covering for the administrative staff while they are away. Helping with filing back log, faxing, making new files or helping with the doctors.
Meeting new people, taking courses for free, excellent benefits with Flexible Spending Account.
Not always shown appreciation for my effort from Team Lead(s).
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Calgary – 12 June 2014
Very friendly work atmosphere. A typical day involved answering customer/student enquiries about reading material such as required texts. I found the position enjoyable. The hardest part was telling students that a book order was delayed, especially when they required the text right away.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – calgary, AB – 6 May 2014
Assist research investigation by performing literature search and review Assist with data collection, assorting and verification Conduct the proper documentation of procedural actions as well as results Update on current literature as directed by supervisor to enhance research capability
INTRAMURAL SPORTS UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY (Former Employee) – Calgary – 6 May 2014
Supervising and preparing the field for Flag football and soccer. I learn to communicate and making good decision when incidents happen. The hardest part of the job is to solve the problems on the field and the most enjoyable part it is fun to watch people playing sport.
Great place to wrok and gain banquet/catering experience
Catering Supervisor/Chef de Partie (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 March 2014
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 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.
Administrative Assistant, Metabolic Research Team (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 March 2014
Typical day - sit at desk and type Learned - right hand doesn't know what left hand is doing administratively Management - depends entirely on who you report to Co-workers - friendly, helpful Hardest part - learning how processes work this week Enjoyable - feel at home at university
Productive and fun when engaging with other students
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 January 2014
My volunteer work consisted of me being pro-active in promoting the Undergraduate Law and Society Association (ULSA) club during "Club Week" at U of C. I assisted in promoting to students from various programs (Business, Communication Studies, Law students, various first year students, etc.); by informally communicating information regarding the events that the club holds, and the organizations that sponsor the club. The people I worked with were fantastic and energetic; we are all very passionate about Law and Society, so I enjoyed volunteering. The hardest part of the job is being able to get students to pay for the sign-up fee, which is collected to place funds towards the events the club coordinates for those who do join. I learned how to campaign effectively, approach students in a orderly manner and I learned how to handle rejection as well as, skills to communicate effectively.
Having to volunteer overtime, into another volunteers shift, due to them running late