LA - Administrative Support Assistant I (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 30, 2016
Working in the Office of Undergraduate Studies gave a different perspective to the students life at Cal State LA.
I learned how to process petitions for students. Assisted both the Articulation Officer and the Catalog Specialists in researching classes in Sharepoint, GET, and the internet in the converging process from quarter to semester system.
Co-workers and management were great to work with and always available to answer questions and give direction.
Field Training Officer (Former Employee) – Fullerton, CA – January 25, 2016
A typical day at Parking and Transportation would include myself driving and/or walking around campus looking for cars parked illegally. If they were, I would issue them a citation. Another aspect of my job was training new employees. At times, I would create directional signage to assist the public with parking for events.
At Parking and Transportation, I learned to respect my co-workers, my managers, and the public. Having respect for others allowed me to be successful during my time there. It was not hard to respect any of them because it was a fantastic environment and the management helped make it a great environment for us. Additionally, problems with co-workers never arose as it was a friendly environment and everyone more or less got along.
The hardest part of the job was coming to a resolution with frustrated and confused customers after they had received a parking citation. I enjoyed helping them understand why they got the citation or where to go to talk to someone further about it, but it is never fun to be yelled at and blamed for something. Nothing ever got out of hand with myself and the public as coming to an agreement with them was easy.
Parking and Transportation was overall a great experience, and I certainly do not regret spending three years there.
Parking Service Officer (Former Employee) – Fullerton, CA – January 19, 2016
While attending college, this job is a great ideal work study job for any students. Hours are flexible and co workers and management are great. the hardest part was leaving the company and the greatest part was working with the co-workers. we were all treated as family within the company and everyone looked out for everyone.
Library Assistant (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – January 19, 2016
A typical day will include shelf reading for misplaced and missing books, shelving books that have been collected from book bins and the circulation desk, helping other students find what they are looking for (especially students unfamiliar with libraries), and organizing the back office area where processing occurs. The managers are very nice and very flexible when it comes to students. Some co-workers find a nice nook to do their studying in, other power through their assignments and keep moving. The most enjoyable part of the job is sorting and shelving books although it is a bit labor intensive.
STUDENT PROCTOR (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – January 10, 2016
I enjoy working as a proctor, although many have seen this job as boring. My supervisors are understanding and very cooperative. They know exactly what they are doing and at the same time, they are fun and can be very casual with you. I've been working here for almost 2 years and I never had any problems with the job.
Interaction with students, learn to work with programs on computers, problem-solving skills, amazing supervisors
Project Assistant (Former Employee) – Long Beach, CA – December 26, 2015
Great Place to study and work. I gained a lot of knowledge. I learned the way the work is being organized and arranged. The professors are great people to work with. I enjoyed each and every aspect about the school
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – December 6, 2015
Getting the opportunity to be a Teaching Assistant is one of the best opportunities a college student could have. This positions allows a student to actively promote to fellow students how competent they are in their field, while actively helping them understand all the dynamics of the class they are taking. This is a big plus when applying to grad schools or even jobs, because of this opportunity. Of course this position can be scary or overwhelming, but the benefits at the end out weigh all of the cons
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 8, 2015
While an undergraduate I assisted graduate students with collecting samples, filtering their sample, and running it through the IC. I also documented observations made in the field in regards to the sample site.