York University

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exciting, busy, fun, versatility
Continuing Education Coordinator (Current Employee), York, ONFebruary 7, 2016
Pros: Fun, versatile, exciting great benefits, great surroundings, a lot of employee wellness
Cons: To far from my home, commute is to long. parking expensive.
inquires re: programs
registration
processing / financial
invoices
accounts payable/accounts receivable/journals
preparation of facilitators materials
sales/marketing on selling programs
website updates and add ons
ordering breakfast and lunches for programs
set up of meeting rooms / it equipment set up
customer services to participants and instructors
general administration every day as well
Fun always dealing with new people meeting new people, helping them improve their careers.
Always on the move , do more than one job very versatile
amazing place to work and be , great benefits

need to work closer to home now otherwise would of loved to retire at York U :)
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Fun workplace , meeting many deifferent people
Residence Life Night Porter (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 28, 2016
Pros: Not hard
Cons: Low salary
3 hours shift. Everyday meet lots of people. Good and interesting co-workers. Hard part of the job is to watch every student and ask for their IDs.
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Very productive and learning environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 18, 2016
Pros: Sharpened my english
Cons: None
Lot of reading and writing as the main task was to translate documents from french to English. Very good experience as it sharpened my English and writing reports. Answering calls, taking messages, replying to some emails, greetings guest to the office.
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Great opportunity
Co-founder/Coordinator/ Facilitator (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 8, 2016
I had the chance to learn and meet interesting people. I have the opportunity to work with professors, teachers, and students.
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Reading and translating documents from one language to another
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 29, 2015
A typical day at work will include a lot of reading and translating document from English to French

Answering calls and taking note if required

Organizing and filling different documents

Scheduling appointments for the professor as well as greeting students and other people coming to see her
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Great place to work
Annual Fund Representative (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 28, 2015
Good environment and friendly co-workers

York university cares about the treatment of their students and staff!

Much recommended place to work
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great environment to work
cleaner (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 17, 2015
I enjoyed to work for York Housing Department as the manages is very understandable. I had great experience working there.
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Great workplace
Sustainability Assistant in Mobilization (Former Employee), Toronto, ONDecember 3, 2015
Being apart of YorkU's sustainability initiatives and outreach engagement is a very fulfilling position to be in. The work environment is great and everyone in the office was always friendly. The only flaw to the position I was in, is that it was a year contract because I graduated the year after and could not be part of the work study.
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• Conducted the examination codes and built up the relationships among teachers and students
Exam Invigilator (Current Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 27, 2015
-Conducted the examination codes and built up the personal relationship with students and professors
-Checked students ID and helped them if they have any question
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Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 20, 2015
The most enjoyable part of this job was connecting with my students and seeing them engage with the course material.The course was an intro to film which meant that the material was not that challenging or riveting, so each week I had to find a creative way to present to my students in order for them to remain interested in the class.
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Productive office with undesirable work culture
Finance & Project Assistant (Former Employee), North York, ONNovember 18, 2015
I had the opportunity to learn a lot as I was involved in multiple projects/roles. Small team of employees. Always felt like over worked and under staffed. Some colleagues are helpful and friendly. It is the highest office with significant amount of stress at work and politics. Work was plenty and sometimes interesting and challenging. Career growth opportunity within the office is low.
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Professional atmosphere
TUTOR (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 10, 2015
Very unstructured office and time frames. The people were professional, but the way the business was run for the graduate students was not.
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Great
Vice President External (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 7, 2015
Fantastic organization and academic facility.Working at York and my time as an undergrad I have made great connections with life long mentors and friends.
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Fun and stressful
VP of Finance (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 5, 2015
Managing the finance could be challenging sometimes, but with the help from colleagues everything comes much easier. Fun and stressful at the same time.
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flexible with supportive management
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 2, 2015
Contingent work with flexibility required for students to balance their work and academic responsibilities. Helps a student grow personally and get an insight into the workplace atmosphere and experience.
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Needs to be more forward thinking
Associate Director, Schulich Executive Education (Former Employee), Toronto ONOctober 24, 2015
To a degree stuck in an old fashion mindset and needs to be more innovative and forward thinking. Many people with potential but leadership holds them back a bit
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Working At York
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Human Rights and Equity StudiesOctober 15, 2015
Pros: Flexibility
Cons: Travel
Working at York University was certainly the most fascinating employment experience I have had. I conducted Research on women's mental health and was able to extend my knowledge of various research methodologies. I learned that knowledge is boundless if I open my mind to explore new ways of knowing. I had excellent collaboration with my co-workers our work extended beyond team to becoming familial. The hardest aspect of my work is triangulating the research through data collection in an effort to integrate the research. Overall I enjoyed every moment and every aspect of the job, it was truly a rewarding experience, which enabled self-discovery.
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It was two days
POLL ATTENDANT (Former Employee), York UniversityOctober 15, 2015
Normal; nothing really excited. I worked for two days and it wasn't stressful; nice coworkers and the person watching over me was very sweet.
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productive and rewarding place to work
Registrarial Assistant Triage Desk (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 21, 2015
September Rush brings a lot of chaos to the Registrarial Services' department. However, through the cooperation of the management team, fellow coworkers and other departments, we were able to work efficiently while still providing one-on-one assistance when needed.
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Great working experience in an overall sense
Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 19, 2015
Very good salary. Nice and friendly office culture. Good managers.
Balanced Work-Life time allocation. Excellent job facilities.