Convocation usher (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – January 24, 2014
Pros: great teamwork with other university students and staffs
Cons: more opportunity to work with
-It was a 8-hours job a day -interacting with new people, especially with graduating families and their friends -was not an easy job to maintain the place neat and managing the convocation hall, at the end most of their families were very corporate with safety -communicating with many of graduating families and friends and help them to have a great – more... experience in their life was ready enjoyable – less
Web Developer (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – January 21, 2014
Pros: good on resume, great experience, great people.
Cons: less pay, less hours.
Great place to work if you want to jump start professional career. The experience you get is a lot. The environment is flexible and less stressful. You get your own office sometimes shared by another coworker. Plus the job is very good on the resume. Learned a lot from my manager. The environment gives motivation for academics since you have dealing – more... with faculty. – less
Generally, it was satisfying to work here because one is involved, although not directly,in the education of mostly young persons.
Supervisor (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – November 15, 2013
Pros: good benefits, flexible work hours
Cons: exposal to dangerous fumes (waste chemicals) and radioactive waste
My work involved dealing with other employees in other departments on a daily basis. I developed great communication skills over the years and enjoyed interacting with others employees. I honed my management skills as this came into play on a daily basis. I also interacted with members of the public as I met with couriers, and salespersons from various – more... businesses. The most enjoyable part of the job was actually my interaction with persons from all walks of life e.g. students, professors, salespersons, couriers and of course my coworkers. – less
Student service representative (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – November 12, 2013
Pros: easy to learn skills with the sirsi system for library
Cons: dealing with rude patrons
The most challenging part is to convince patrons to provide us with the call numbers of the books they are looking for, although they were suppose to provide us with the call numbers to begin with Flexible time schedule Friendly supervisor and colleagues
PARKING CONTROL OFFICER (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – October 23, 2013
Pros: work/study job, long hours
Cons: late hours, part time student job
We are required to report to the briefing room at the beginning of our shifts where we are assigned our respective booths. After that, we are driven to our respective booths and our work day begins. We help patrons when they have difficulty paying at the exit of the garage, answer their parking and event related inquiries, provide patrons with directions – more... and process transactions in our booths. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with various age groups and being such an integral part of events on campus. The hardest part of the job is having to stand outside in the winter and manually process transactions when and if the machines beak down. Through this job I have gained more customer service skills and cash handling skills. I have also learned to work in a fast paced environment that requires initiative and quick action. – less
Photo Lab Monitor/Technician (Former Employee), 4700 Keele St Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 – August 6, 2013
Pros: access to studio.
Cons: not enough hours.
My time working as Photo Lab Technician in York University was a great opportunity to learn and gain experience in photography. Assisting students with inquiries regarding lighting or camera equipment. I was also in charge of making sure chemicals for film development were fresh and ready for students to use. I had to keep studio clean and make sure – more... that students were following necessary safety rules. – less
Teaching Assistant - Media Studies Department (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – July 28, 2013
I loved TAing, and found the experience really fulfilling. Unfortunately, at an institutional level, York University is a wasteland of aggressive political ideology, systemic laziness and grade padding. I wouldn't recommend the faculty of arts or graduate studies to anyone who could conceivably avoid it.
I do not speak for their business and law schools – more... which have good reputations. – less
Frosh Leader (Volunteer) (Former Employee), Toronto – July 16, 2013
It was the duty of Frosh Leaders to make sure that new students at the university had a safe and amazing time during frosh week. This was such a rewarding experience and it was great to meet hundreds of new students each year and help them adjust to university life.