Computer Lab Student Assistant (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 26 February 2019
It was part time job, around 9 hours a week. The subjects which I have studied at school, it was lab assistant job in those subjects. Assisting students while they are in lecture, so that if a student has missed or didn't get something, that student won't get lost. Brilliant way to sharpen skills.
Training Group staff (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 1 December 2018
I've always heard critical things about working under the Training Group and some of them were true. People LOVE what they DO (see the Douglas College motto I put there?) but the staff are overworked, micro-managed and seems highly competitive, especially those who are at management level. You know what - not everyone wants to be in management because some staff love working with clients more. However, teamwork, trust and relationship building need to actually work together to have a good and positive working environment. Clients sense and observe those things. I expected working for a college that they would have these fundamental principles when it comes to creating a healthy team - I was sorely disappointed. It makes me question whether I should stay here for the long haul. My tip for management - read The 5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation. This will change your staff and team for the better. Since you're an educational institution that inspires learning, I highly recommend you all read it. DO inspire PLEASE.
Good salary to start with, benefits, pension is awesome, team/colleagues
Long hours, little to no work-life balance, little to no appreciation, management staff don't care about you
Student Assistant (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 11 June 2018
Douglas college offers a variety of student services and as such they offer several jobs under the student assistant position. This is fantastic for students who are looking to gain experience in the academic field.
Badminton Coach (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 21 May 2018
Really a fun while Playing badminton. awesome, It`s a fun as driving passion and enhancing with sharing of knowledge is the biggest thing we can do. It creates an opportunity for future goals. Hardest part is when no ones listen Enjoyable part is the teaching
Tutor (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 30 April 2018
I really enjoyed working with the students. The ability to be flexible with my desired hours for tutoring was an asset. I would recommend Douglas College for anyone interested or passionate in assisting one's ability to learn.
Spring break Camp Instructor (Former Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 25 April 2018
Working with a group of 28 kids ranging in different age groups had its own challenges but it was a great experience being able to run activities with them in the gym and in the computer lab.
I instructed (with 2 other students) the sports and computers camp so we got to work in the computer lab teaching the kids how to use Word and Powerpoint. We also got to work on our typing skills, and learn a bit of introductory coding for website design. Then we would have some down time in the gym or we would go outside and play kick ball or run some basketball games so all the kids can be included and get some physical activity.
Management is really trusting in their instructors to come up and run different activities so that made it a lot of fun for us from different sport backgrounds to pool our ideas together to come up with some really fun games.