Business Professor (Female, Age 49) in Houston, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleBusiness Professor
Salary$70,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week50
Company Size(not answered)
LocationHouston, NY
Years Experience4 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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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?
No

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
No

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):
Income:
Benefits:
Hours:
Co-Workers:
Supervisors:
Job Title:
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 8am7:30 – 8:00 Office Hours – Meet with students/work in office
8am to 9am8:00 – 8:30 – Office Hours

8:30 – 9:00 – In the classroom teaching Business Law

9am to 10amIn the classroom teaching Business Law
10am to 11amIn the classroom teaching Introduction to Business
11am to 12pm11:00 – 11:30 – In the classroom teaching Introduction to Business

11:30 – 12:00 – in the classroom teaching Business Law

12pm to 1pmTTH – in the classroom teaching Business Law
1pm to 2pmAdvisor for Phi Theta Kappa – facilitating National Siging Campaign and Community College All-Star Campaign
2pm to 3pmAdvisor for Phi Theta Kappa – facilitating National Siging Campaign and Community College All-Star Campaign
3pm to 4pmCleaning up from the All-Star Campaign and National Signing Day
4pm to 5pmQuick dinner
5pm to 6pmWork college Open House – recruiting students
6pm to 7pmWork college Open House – recruiting students
7pm to 8pmAttend son’s baseball game
8pm to 9pmAttend son’s baseball game
9pm to 10pmGet 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 11pmRelax
11pm to 12amSleeping

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Reference

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.
Yes

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.
yes

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
N/A

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:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Professor3 years70000Teach college courses in Business and Business Law
Prior Job 2Arbitrator/Mediator16 yearsDependsMediate & Arbitrate cases

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.9U of H – Clear LakeMasters in Healthcare Administration
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.2South Texas College of LawJ.D. (Doctorate of Jurisprudence)

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