Employee Testimonials

Caitlin - Academic Success Counselor, ADP

CaitlinEmployed since Jan. 2010
MS in Journalism, Quinnipiac University
BA in Communications, Albertus Magnus

With a background in print newspapers, I came to Post because I viewed higher education as an interesting and dynamic field.  I wanted to do something that allowed me to utilize my master’s degree skills and make a difference in people’s lives. The work I do with Post’s MBA students as an Academic Success Counselor has allowed me to do all of that and more. 

As an academic success counselor, we get to see students through their entire educational process, from admission to graduation. You really build a strong relationship with each student, and their success becomes your success. The role has helped me learn how to handle tough situations and approach things in a strategic way, utilizing not only my communications skills but my mentorship skills as well. 

The attention and assistance we provide our students each day is matched by the constant support we get from our supervisors and peers. Post values its employees and has a real sense of community. You’re never working alone and there’s such a sense of teamwork that can’t be denied here. Hard work and fun is a very hard balance to strike, but I think we’ve found that at Post University.

Marie - Academic Success Counselor, ADP
MarieEmployed since Feb. 2010

M.S. in Reading, Southern Connecticut State University
B.S. in Education, Central Connecticut State University

Education has been a major part of my life. From higher education to online learning to elementary education – if it involves furthering a student’s knowledge, I’ve always been drawn to it. Prior to coming to Post, I was directing a grant for the Department of Public Health based on obesity prevention and food and fitness in Connecticut elementary schools. I also taught at the primary and middle school levels for 10 years and worked at Quinnipiac University as an academic advisor and an administrator for their online degree program. 

Given my background and my interest in online learning, when I discovered the Academic Success Counselor role at Post I was immediately drawn to it. In this role I can make an impact in a student’s life every day. It allows me to have constant contact with students and be able to see them all the way through their academic careers.   

I’ve seen from personal experience how much education can change lives. Hearing feedback from students who say they wouldn’t have been able to be successful without the constant encouragement we provide is so rewarding. Coming up with solutions that students may not be aware of, or knowing the questions they may not want to ask, can go a long way in helping these students succeed. 

Not only am I motivated by the students at Post, but I’m constantly inspired by my coworkers and the way they go out of their way for their students every day. We’re working constantly, but there is so much laughter and mutual support that it makes working at Post something truly rewarding.

Gina - Director of Graduate Admissions ADP

GinaEmployed since 2010
MBA, American International College
B.S. in Accounting, University of New Haven

Before joining Post, I was an auditor and staff accountant. This was my major in college, and what I thought I aspired to do. It wasn’t long until I realized that the corporate structure didn’t fit my personality and I started considering a career change. I went back to school to get my MBA, and ended up really enjoying the graduate higher education experience – so much so that I decided I wanted to combine my new business knowledge with the higher education field.

Post’s Admissions Counselor position immediately appealed to me because I was drawn to the idea of helping people validate themselves and reach their goals through education, especially since my own education helped me envision where I wanted to take my career. I learned about the impressive growth and expansion that Post was undergoing, and I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of it. 

Thus, I joined the Post team as an Admissions Counselor in March of 2010. Within two years I was promoted to Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions ADP. Having this new role and responsibilities presented to me was amazing! It was great to realize the opportunity for growth, and to see that I had proven myself within a short time.

As the Director of Graduate Admissions ADP, I manage the admissions team’s day-to-day operations to ensure we’re playing a critical role in helping to change students’ lives through education. We reach out to individuals who express an interest in returning to school, inform them of the different options available to them, and guide them on the next step in achieving their educational goals. It’s incredibly rewarding to hear the various ‘thank-yous’ and stories of success from students once they’ve decided on a program that’s right for them. I also find it very rewarding to see my staff succeed and grow personally, and to see them really flourish in their positions.

The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your colleagues – not to mention people all over the country who you would never have the opportunity to get to know otherwise. Personally, I’ve also found the ability to collaborate with other departments beneficial and have really expanded on my communication and leadership skills as a result. Flexibility, a sense of community, and a variety of social events throughout the year are just a few other perks of working for Post.

If my experience sounds like something that might be a good fit for you, I would say absolutely apply!

Joanna - Admissions Counselor, ADP

JoannaEmployed since June 2011
B.S. in Business Management – Entrepreneurship, Post University (in pursuit)

Before joining the team at Post, I was working as a Team Leader for a call center located in the same building as Post’s admissions office. I would run into a Post employee on a regular basis. One day she finally said, “Joanna, you need to come over to Post!” She explained the job to me, and her positivity and passion about Post caught my attention immediately. It was a no-brainer for me to quit my other job and join Post.

Here at Post it is my job to help students succeed by continuing their higher education. It is so rewarding to be able to put smiles on my students’ faces and to be part of their support teams. I enjoy working at Post because not only are we a team, but we are also a family. Everyone is always there for each other and very helpful. We are all passionate about what we do.

As a Post employee I am also able to receive a discount on my classes using the tuition benefits. By taking classes, I am not only able to work towards earning my degree, but also relate better when talking to my students. Going through online courses for the first time myself, I’m learning just like they are. Now I’m able to better explain how the classes run and how the navigation works.

I have had people I know inquire about employment with Post, and I say to them, and would say to anyone who asked, “It’s the best place to work and the people you work with are amazing. Everyone is there to help and see you succeed. This by far, has been my most favorite job.”

Donna - Risk Management Administrator/Executive Assistant to the CAO

Donna SmithEmployed since 1988
B.S. in General Studies, Post University

My name is Donna Smith, and I am the Risk Management Administrator and Executive Assistant to the CAO at Post University. Come May 2013, I will have been with the University for 25 years. I have worked for Post during four different major leadership transitions which have always been exciting, required a lot of hard work, and provided plentiful learning experiences. 

Prior to coming to Post, I worked in a company called General DataComm, where I last served as Executive Secretary to the Treasurer. At that time, I was enrolled in evening business courses at Post College (the University’s name at the time) and learned about a Secretary to the Dean of College Advancement position that piqued my interest. I was able to hit the ground running and have never looked back!

My role has regularly progressed over the years to suit the growth of the University. I continue to find my roles here at the University extremely educational, challenging, and exciting. Imagine working in an environment full of life and fun and knowing that the work you do makes a difference to someone’s educational experience. Post University is that kind of organization!

There are many opportunities Post University offers its employees, such as tuition assistance for their education. I am proud to say that I took advantage of both on-campus and online education benefits. Another opportunity I will always treasure is having been selected to join the Leadership Greater Waterbury (LGW) Class of 2012 as a Post representative. I learned what it takes to be a leader, and how to create and execute a plan as a team to make positive changes in one’s community.

Post University is a great place for great minds to develop their careers, no matter what role you fulfill.  The morale of employees is energetic and positive; everyone cares about other departments’ missions and purpose, and understands that we need to work together to help students reach their full potential. The University’s administration truly cares about students’ progress, as well as its employees. I am extremely fortunate and honored to be a Post University employee.

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