Drawing Instructor (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – February 9, 2016
Teaching starts with a lesson plan. This spells out what you are going to teach, how things will be graded, the objectives of the class, and what is expected of the students. You need to plan out each class as to what the students will be doing, homework assignments to hand out and when they will be do, grading, discussions with students about work. Basically, in a 15 week class of 20 students you have to plan out all the weeks up to the final day. I liked working with the students, seeing students gain knowledge. You are in charge of the classroom so there is no real management really. You have to be the authority without being the authority. The students have to know that you are in charge with out being condescending or look down on them. That being said you still have observe that all classes in a university setting are all subject to the same ethical and employment standards, you have to operate within that framework. The hardest part is, to be honest is that being an adjunct you are not paid very well. But the best part is to see someone 19 years old figure out something and to still keep in touch with them and where their lives are heading.
Instructional Specialist Senior (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – February 8, 2016
If you enjoy working with students and watching them grow and learn, this is a great place to work. The work culture is positive and friendly. A typical day consists of working as a team to advance the success of each student.
System Support Specialist (IT) (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – February 4, 2016
Typical day spent resolving customer requests for technical support, mostly in person. I learned how to resolve a wide variety of customer issues: server or internet connectivity OS & application issues, maintaining and repairing PC workstation hardware, laptops, and working with Dell Pro Support for parts and service. Some days are slow, making the day seem long. I enjoyed working fairly autonomously, self-prioritizing my work.
Good benefits, tuition reimbursement
Pay slightly below industry average, internal opportunities limited
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – January 3, 2016
As a Graduate Research Assistant, I was given a new project on Breast Cancer to lead and complete. As I was part of a new lab, I helped set up the lab and was given the responsibility of placing orders for all the consumables in the lab.
I learnt skills like mammalian cell culture, photolithography techniques, immunoassays, and microscopy as part of the project. I also, acquired problem solving skills during the project completion and leadership qualities since I had to train and mentor undergraduate students on lab procedures. I learnt how to handle multiple responsiblities at a time, being a research assistant as well as a full time student at the same time. Enhanced communication skills while dealing with students and professors. I was helped immensely by my amazing lab mates and my wonderful mentor without whom I would not have been able to complete the innovative project.
Good mentor, obtained technical skills as well as people skills
TEAM MANAGER ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – December 31, 2015
I would string tennis rackets, blow the courts, record the tennis matches, and then edit the videos. The tennis coach was very friendly and made the job easy. The hardest part of the job was that I sometimes I would have to string 10 or more rackets in a short period of time. Over all the job was simple.
Assistant Research Technologist (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – December 10, 2015
Arizona State offers great benefits to its employees. The culture is also pretty innovative and overall fantastic. Individual experiences may vary as it is very dependent on the department and individual office.
Building Supervisor (Former Employee) – Glendale, AZ – December 5, 2015
Working at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex was a rewarding experience where I picked up practical skills and met some fantastic people. A typical day involves checking patrons and monitoring the facility at all times. At any moment, we have to be prepared for a medical emergency that happens on the job. The permanent full-time staff are awesome to work with and are very flexible and understanding of your needs. The hardest part of the job was to constantly find ways to keep busy during less busy hours of the day. The most enjoyable part of the job were the team building experiences setting up for events.
Great staff, great coworkers, practical skills learned
Low pay, slow workpace, no benefits for part time work
Productive work place with Foosball and table tennis
Teaching Assistantship (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – October 17, 2015
Nice work place with people of different age groups with different kinds and level of experience. Generally every developer is supposed to work on some development task along with defect resolution support. As the integrated testing of prior code is done by testing team, defects come up and need to be resolved at the same time. Following meetings need to be attended: - Presenting the design before starting with the actual code to group of people present in different countries. - Testing scenarios meeting conducted by Testers - Status update meeting - Requirement clarification meeting with clients and Business Analysts
The best part was to resolve defects because each defect was unique and lets you learn a lot about the framework used. Finding the bud which is causing the defect seems like a detective looking for a criminal.