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Good starting experience
Student Caller (Former Employee) –  Northridge, CAAugust 3, 2017
Working on a university campus gives you entry level skills needed to enter a professional working environment while simultaneously working around the student's work schedule to ensure that they are productive as both a student and employee.
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It's a rewarding when assisting students in attaining their educational goals
Credential Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fullerton, CAAugust 2, 2017
The beginning of a semester can be very busy with students finalizing their schedules and classes. However, depending on the job it is rewarding to watch/track students and aid them in reaching their educational goals.
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Excellent School
Student Volunteer (Former Employee) –  San Bernardino, CAAugust 1, 2017
Excellent school. Provides many resources and job opportunities for its students. Mild stress and great learning experience. Affordable. Appropriate location.
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good training opportunities
Professor of History (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAJuly 31, 2017
The students at CSUF were very good, and it was a stimulating environment for teaching as well as learning. The management culture was mostly positive, as long as the instructors showed up on time and held the class to the allotted time.
Pros
Very stimuating work environment
Cons
limited opportunity for advancement
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Good for students
Information Aide (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 30, 2017
A place that helps with the student experience and allows currents student to work in between classes. Can be stressful if taking a lot of courses, but supervisors are extremely lenient for time off.
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Works well with school schedule
CBEST Tutor, SSE Tutoring Center (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAJuly 29, 2017
CSUB on-campus jobs are flexible with school schedules and more than willing to work with students. Things can get slow, especially during the summer and winter breaks, but the people you work with are very supportive and helpful.
Pros
on-campus, flexible hours
Cons
no benefits, slow
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Csuchico was a wonderful place to work, with dedicated faculty and staff.
Professor of Nursing (Former Employee) –  Chico, CAJuly 27, 2017
CSUChico was a wonderful place to work. I really enjoyed my years there. The nursing department is top notch with dedicated faculty and staff. The Director was very supportive and helpful to faculty. I learned more about my field of study while I was there as well as teaching methods and the use of technology in teaching.
Pros
Lots of flexibility, good benefits
Cons
low salary
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Good
Student (Former Employee) –  Fullerton, CAJuly 26, 2017
Parking was awful, but the professors were great. I would recommend people go here. It was a decent school with a great communicative disorders program.
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Very productive work and satisfaction helping people.
Employment Specialist (Former Employee) –  Long Beach, CAJuly 25, 2017
A great place to work with an educated, dedicated staff.
I was working on Government
Grants designed to help people who were long term unemployed or laid off get jobs.
The grants were given from year to year and the competition for the jobs was tremendous which did not provide a great job security. The pay was not great but I was able to contribute to a savings program while I worked there.
Pros
Not taking work home
Cons
None
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Good place to work
Graduate Student Assistant / Math Tutor (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAJuly 23, 2017
Balance work life
I learned lot of math and stat subjects
Management is excellent
Workplace culture is competitive
The hardest part of the job is maintaining balanced culture
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I enjoy the work but am undercompensated
Part-Time Lecturer of History (Current Employee) –  Long Beach, CAJuly 19, 2017
California State University, Long Beach is a great place to work in terms of environment and educational freedom. The only problem is the poor compensation of part-time lecturers.
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resources were scarce but everyone leaned in
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 18, 2017
get in by 8 leave at 10, M-S. Learned molecular biology, plant physiology. Management was best balance of management and leadership. Workplace culture was super supportive, helpful and fun. Hardest part was trying to do work in funding limited conditions. Best part was making things work as a team.
Pros
incredible team work
Cons
limited resources
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The most enjoyable part of the job
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fullerton, CAJuly 18, 2017
I love working with students. It is truly awesome to help students grasp new concepts, think in different ways, and actualize their true potential. I also enjoy working with data to show how students are progressing and meeting department as well as institutional learning goals.
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Love the working environment
Web Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Long Beach, CAJuly 17, 2017
The Student Life and Development at Cal State Long Beach is a great fun place to work at I truly enjoyed being a part the team. As a web facilitator I assist Organizations with services including BeachSync website requests, creation, editing and accessibility/ ADA Compliance, conduct workshop for student organizations, set up and maintain BeachSync registrations for Student Life and Development hosted events.
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Good benefits
Employment Services Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 16, 2017
Worked for several years in state based public school system
Application and hiring process takes 3 to 6 months but the benefits and time off are above average
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Good place to work while you're in school
Communication Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hayward, CAJuly 15, 2017
It is a great place to work when you are in school, but after that run far away. The administration is awful, they don't care about majority of their students, it's all about the bottom line.
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Productive and great place!
Peer Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CaliforniaJuly 12, 2017
A typical day working for CSUB Housing is always fun and productive helping student residence with their financial needs to help cover cost of room and board. Learning during staff development has also helped me become a better professional and helpful when speaking to people. The management is AMAZING!!! I have never loved a place of business such as this. The hardest part of the job is letting students know that their is no other aid that they are eligible for to help with housing costs. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that you have a safety net with housing and management is willing to get you to the next level whether it's at CSUB or another place the goal is to have you be successful as a person.
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Very nice and productive environment to work and learn
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Northridge, CAJuly 12, 2017
Very nice and productive environment to work and learn. Very nice to interact with fellow graduate students, lab-mates, and undergraduate students. Faculty and staff very nice and helpful. Very nice lab professor.
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In nutshell good!!
Fullerton, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fullerton, CAJuly 7, 2017
if it is part time 2-3 day in week
you will learn a lot over there, you will get opportunities to meet various people from other background.
you will in touch of some expert professor, at same time you have experience curse of management
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Many opportunities to advance in science
Graduate Fellowship Researcher (Former Employee) –  Bakersfield, CAJuly 7, 2017
CREST was able to provide a full ride to me, as well as, had me present my thesis research multiple times a year in school meetings and national conferences.
Pros
Encouraging to students
Cons
Communication problems
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