Graduate Assistant (Current Employee), Muncie, IN – December 16, 2014
Pros: lots of freedom in the way work is done, good professors, intelligent and enjoyable people.
Cons: high pressure, very large workload, low pay.
It was graduate school in a hard science. It was a 60 hour work week with responsibilities to many different bosses. In a typical week there were dozens of hours of homework, grading, and research to do, as well as many meetings. It was an enjoyable atmosphere with many intelligent people, and incredibly rewarding and interesting work. It is however – more... high stress. There is a large amount of pressure to perform, and a very large work load. – less
Rover (Current Employee), Muncie, IN – October 16, 2014
Go from building to building locking or unlocking buildings or rooms where classes are held. My supervisor is a great person to work for. My co-workers are a nice group of people to work with. the hardest part of the job is driving when the roads are bad with students walking . Meeting new people
Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning (Former Employee), Muncie, IN – October 1, 2014
I was the head graduate assistant for two Division 1 NCAA athletic teams. I researched each sport, devised a plan of action for the team, wrote a program, and executed the program for both the teams. I had to take into consideration the goals of each of the sport coaches, along with taking counsel with the strength and conditioning coaches. I had to – more... not only make plans based off their wants, but also had to come up with programs for the rotation of injured players. I worked on gaining as much rapport with all coaches and athletes as quickly as I could. This was a great learning experience. – less
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!