It's great that most jobs are Monday to Friday, no evenings or weekends. Nice variety of offices/faculties to be employed. Union and pension are great to have. Most difficult part is that there is no room for growth financially.
Clerk, Office of the Registrar (Current Employee) – Halifax, NS – 13 February 2019
Various responsibilities included a lot of attention to detail and repetitive tasks that help train your eyes to read information quicker and type faster with more accuracy. Opportunities to learn new systems and how to utilize them to better help the students and faculty alike. Provides the chance to better understand the importance of handling each conversation you have with the utmost care.
Systems Manager (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 6 February 2019
I was a system admin for Dalhousie while being a student. It was mostly fun and provided extra money for school and fun. I'm sure they would still offer part-=time postilions to students and it could be a good choice.
Assistant of Chinese Project Manager (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 29 September 2018
Engaged in large-scale activities for new international exchange students in order to help them quickly settle down their life in new environment. Arranged daily meeting schedule and logistics for project manager in major events at the university.
Research Assistant, Risk Analytics Lab (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 17 September 2018
Studying at Dalhousie is a breeze.
Fellow classmates are great, almost everyone is nice and helpful. Professors are mostly great, if you check out rate your professor, before you choose a course, you will learn a lot and have a great time.
Perfect place to work except the grant paid situation can be unpredictable. A work day could involve trouble-shooting equipment problems or teaching students lab techniques. There are always experiments to run and lab maintenance. The researchers can be a little disorganized at times, but they have to juggle many responsibilities so you get used to working independently. I've meet hundreds of students in the past 30 years of working here. All of them have been interesting and a few have been a challenge to work with but you quickly learn the art of diplomacy to handle whatever they throw at you. The most enjoyable part of my job was to teach and help students advance in their careers, the hardest part will be leaving.
Volunteering for the Engineering Peer Mentorship Program at Dalhousie University developed my ability to work in teams. My colleagues and I were responsible for managing and implementing events for the Engineering Students.
By participating this project I found that I can fit in a team very quick and learn knowledge with in a short period of time and hit the goal of the project. The biggest achievement is that I got the confidence. I believe that even without so much knowledge I can complete the project. I can work with other staffs within short period of time.
And working as a lab assistant in Dalhousie University, I improve my troubleshooting skills and the ability of oral communication.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Truro, NS – 11 May 2018
It's a university so you get what you should be expecting. lots of really great people and a couple really terrible people who are out to make your life hard. Make sure you meet everyone in your group.