Cashier (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – August 2, 2014
Pros: free lunches, free drink on break
A typical day at work would be to come in and count my drawer and then start the day, we were always very busy. I learned how to make the best out of a bad situation and how to react to certain situations dealing with unsatisfied customers. My co-workers for the most part were amazing. The hardest part of the job would just be when you got overwhelmed – more... with stuff to do. The most enjoyable part of the job to me were the customers. We had a lot of regulars and just to see them and talk to them everyday was probably my favorite part of my job. – less
Ball State University (Former Employee), MUNCIE IN – July 4, 2014
Pros: it increased my time management skills and multitasking ability
Cons: it was challenging but i am happy to complet
I worked at Ball State University as a Graduate assistant at Mathematical Science Department. My duties included tutoring, grading, assisting in research and working at the computer laboratory. This assignment was part of my scholarship deal . I was a student and a worker at the same time . Benefits included a stipend and a tuition waiver . I tutored – more... various courses in mathematics including trigonometry, algebra , statistics for economics, calculus and more. I also helped professors with their research work by using excel and other software like R. It was challenging as I worked and schooled at the same time because different supervisors demanded for their work to be done at a specific time which conflicted with my class schedule . Working and studies was beneficial because I learned a lot about time management and multitasking. – less
I was an active part of the Center for International Development's management and day-to-day work
Student Receptionist and Worker (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – July 1, 2014
The Center for International Development is an exciting work environment where many important projects take place. Any given day employees are sent to Iraq, Tajikistan, or Dubai to work on grants that support the betterment of developing nation's youth.
History Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – June 21, 2014
As a teaching assistant for history, there is much diversity among students culturally as well as intellectually. Many students despise history and all that it is worth, however there are some who whole-heartedly enjoy it. I can say that it was an extreme pleasure to work with teachers to help students of all types learn more proactively how history – more... is not just facts. With my three semesters with one professor I learned more about history and how to teach and communicate then I did with any of the other teachers that I was a teaching assistant for. This teacher taught me that a professor needs to be flexible in their lesson plans and to pay attention to the needs of the students. Also she taught me that history does not have to be the boring facts that everyone believes it to be. This helped me have a new outlook on history and teaching, allowing me to step out of my comfort zone and help with review sessions before the test. Instead of having typical review sessions, these sessions were more engaging and conversational with the students. The most enjoyable part of this experience was the knowledge and passion I learned from the teachers I was with. They transformed how I view not only history but speaking to others about anything. – less
Relaxed workplace with more responsibility and less supervision
Student Custodian (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – April 9, 2014
A typical day at work consisted of cleaning the study areas and maintaining the bathrooms on the floors of the library. Management was very relaxed and my partner and I were left to clean basically half of the building with little to no supervision. The job was very laid back with a lot of responsibility which I enjoyed very much.
Electronic Mechanic (Current Employee), Muncie, IN – April 7, 2014
Spend most days performing routine preventative maintenance of alarming systems. Small scale installations with low voltage AC and standard DC voltage. Regular use of small hand tools for repair jobs, so make sure you have glasses. Christmas time is extremely slow, so save those vacation days!
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee), Muncie, IN – March 13, 2014
As a graduate assistant, I have had several different types of positions. My first year, I was assisting professors. I helped gather research and digitize readings and slides. It was very enjoyable because I could do it on my own time and was fairly simple work. The following year, I spent my first semester assisting a company affiliated with the college. – more... This was a lot of more difficult as the work required me to learn new skills. However, it was very rewarding. Overall, everyone has been very understanding when it comes to balancing the work with the course load I carry. – less
Event Security (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – March 6, 2014
Pros: very flexible hours
Typically I would stand around staring into crowds for possible hazards. I learned a lot about crowd analysis as well as customer service. Management was very strong. Co-workers were a lot of fun. Standing in the same place and feeling like you were doing nothing for several hours on end wasn't very fun. I enjoyed some of the thrill from breaking up – more... fights and seeing the crowds get excited during big plays. – less
Lab Instructor (Former Employee), Muncie,IN – February 13, 2014
Pros: reinforced what i had already known
taught labs for introduction to computers. One lab was for MS Office teaching students MS Excel and MS Access. The other was an HTML and CSS lab. Professors would send a lesson plan with exercises the day before. I was responsible for make sure that the student completed the assignment and had any help needed.
Practicum Student (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – February 2, 2014
Pros: 1-2 hr shift, free workout, fun environment
I was an assistant fitness aerobics instructor. I learned different types of group cardio exercises such as step aerobics, muscle conditioning , and resistance training. I had a very nice older lady as my lead instructor. Didn't ask much of me but to be on time and work hard. The hardest part of my job was to continue to motivate participants throughout – more... the class as they got tired. The most enjoyable part of my job was motivating participants to reach new fitness levels. – less