Business Professor (Female, Age 49) in Houston, NY
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Business Professor|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||4 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
San Jacinto College – South campus – a community college with 3 campuses in and around Houston, Texas; overall enrollment – 60,000 students;
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Teach Business Law & Introduction to Business courses; co-advise 2 student organizations – Phi Beta Lambda and Phi Theta Kappa honor society; attend meetings; schedule courses; teach both face to face classes and distance classes; attend Professional Development meetings to stay current in my field;
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health; Vision; Retirement; Sick;
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Compensation – about average
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Level of Responsibility:
The Actual Work:
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||7:30 – 8:00 Office Hours – Meet with students/work in office|
|8am to 9am||8:00 – 8:30 – Office Hours|
8:30 – 9:00 – In the classroom teaching Business Law
|9am to 10am||In the classroom teaching Business Law|
|10am to 11am||In the classroom teaching Introduction to Business|
|11am to 12pm||11:00 – 11:30 – In the classroom teaching Introduction to Business|
11:30 – 12:00 – in the classroom teaching Business Law
|12pm to 1pm||TTH – in the classroom teaching Business Law|
|1pm to 2pm||Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa – facilitating National Siging Campaign and Community College All-Star Campaign|
|2pm to 3pm||Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa – facilitating National Siging Campaign and Community College All-Star Campaign|
|3pm to 4pm||Cleaning up from the All-Star Campaign and National Signing Day|
|4pm to 5pm||Quick dinner|
|5pm to 6pm||Work college Open House – recruiting students|
|6pm to 7pm||Work college Open House – recruiting students|
|7pm to 8pm||Attend son’s baseball game|
|8pm to 9pm||Attend son’s baseball game|
|9pm to 10pm||Get home – rest and recover; answer students e-mails; prepare for Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership conference (co-Advisor) whic we are hosting for the next 2 days|
|10pm to 11pm||Relax|
|11pm to 12am||Sleeping|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
E-Application; 2 interviews with groups of interviewers;
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes – 2 different interviews – one at the departmental level with 2 instructors in my department and 1 instructor outside my department; one at the administrative level – with the College President, Dean, and Department Chair;
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Traditional interview questions about my experience, why I want to be a teacher, my strengths, weaknesses, goals and aspirations;
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Professional Development courses in my chosen field of study and in teaching skills were provided to me.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Go to school to get the degree required. To teach at a college level you would need at least a Master’s degree. I would also recommend working in your chosen field (it will probably be required) for a number of years.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Education; Public Speaking; Time Management; Good Communication Skills; Computer literate; Written and Oral Communication skills; Ability to constructively criticize others;Patience;
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
At least a Masters degree
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Make sure you love talking in front of others and have patience.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Professor||3 years||70000||Teach college courses in Business and Business Law|
|Prior Job 2||Arbitrator/Mediator||16 years||Depends||Mediate & Arbitrate cases|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:
|3.9||U of H – Clear Lake||Masters in Healthcare Administration|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.2||South Texas College of Law||J.D. (Doctorate of Jurisprudence)|