A Fun Workplace that Spurs Independence and Creativity
Bloomberg Specialist (Student Worker) (Current Employee) – Lisle, IL – January 31, 2016
I am in charge of the trading lab in Goodwin Hall of Benedictine University. I usually arrive at work 8:30 a.m. to get ready for the classes in the lab. The rest of the day would be doing projects or sitting in various undergraduate classes to help professors set up classroom and help students understand the content after class. The semester, I have been helping professors and students in Currency Trading, Energy Trading, Business Process Modeling, Talon Fund and Global Logistics.
I am very lucky to get to work with my superiors. They are spectacular data scientists and they widened my horizon and led me into the world of business analytics. They are very kind and flexible. They give me 100% trust and freedom to work on numerous projects e.g. Bloomberg Workshop Development, Undergraduate Program Marketing, etc.
The hardest part of my job is to be the TA for professors. I need to work extremely hard to be the best student in every class and be the overachiever to prove to the professors that I can coach students after class.
The most enjoyable part of my job is coaching students in numerous projects. My Bloomberg Economics Workshop offers MBA students projects regarding economics and managerial economics. I helped them develop their papers on price optimization, location analysis, elasticities, data visualization, etc. I am also helping students in Global Logistics to analyze supply chain using Bloomberg. I like helping people. It makes me feel wonderful.
Get to socialize with all kinds of intellectuals and great minds, get to use expensive software for free.
Have to deal with the fact that I can only get minimum wage.