A very comforting workplace, with new knowledge to gain every day.
Work Study Associate in Testing Center (Former Employee), Grand Junction, CO – January 23, 2014
Pros: i got work study from the job while going to school.
Cons: minimum paying job.
On a typical work day, I would log into the computer, go say hi to everyone ask about their weekends or night. Check the messages or get a to-do list going to get started off. And in a very welcoming and warming environment, do side tasks that need to be done or didn't get done the previous day. While answering the phones, taking walk ins and getting – more... to know the customers while helping them as they come and go. My co-workers were very friendly and willing to not only help with the job and answer questions but as well be there for you as a friend. I don't particularly think there was a hardest part of the job. If I was still living up in Grand Junction I would still be working there. But the most enjoyable part of the job was the knowledge and confidence the job provided me with, as well as the sense of community within the job. – less
Well rounded, advanced education in shale mineralogy.
Research Assistant - Mancos Shale (Current Employee), Grand Junction, CO – December 30, 2013
Pros: ample study time
Work days consist of preparing dry samples from specific intervals of a drillhole for analysis using the X-Ray Diffractometer to determine bulk mineralogy (excluding clay minerals). Three samples are take from each interval. Clay mineralogy is also examined seperately in these samples and < 2 micron clay samples are prepared and analyzed without treatment, – more... glycolated and heated.
Results are then run through the Rigaku software program so determine peak heights and widths as well as area under the curve. These results are then compiled into a report and presentation discussing the feasibility for hydraulic fracturing of the Mancos Shale.
The work is done individually as there is only one machine. The hardest part of the job, like any lab work, is accuracy and consistency. Both of which are extremely important as this data will be available to public and private parties interested in the Mancos Shale.
While the measurements each take approximately 15 minutes, this allows ample time for studies, homework and research. – less
Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Grand Junction, CO – February 5, 2013
Pros: room and board scholarship, great environment.
Cons: contract work, no actual pay
As a Residential Assistant it was my job to ensure that Colorado Mesa University's resident students adhered to the rules and regulations set down by the school to ensure that each student was able to reach their fullest academic potential. I was given a scholarship that covered my housing and meal plan and I was able to maintain a healthy GPA (or Grade – more... Point Average). The most difficult part of this job was not being able to fully experience the "college life". But that didn't matter much as I was reaching for my goals. My only complaint was that employment at Colorado Mesa University was contract based and they could release your contract with or without good cause. – less
Intramural Head Supervisor/Assistant (Former Employee), Grand Junction, CO – January 14, 2013
At Colorado Mesa I helped organize the Intramural Sports Seasons for the student body. It consisted of 15 different sports such as Flag Football, soccer, basketball, hockey, etc. This took alot of time and preparation because we had so many students participating in our programs
Custodian (Former Employee), Grand Junction, CO – October 22, 2012
Pros: i used to have i long lunch time
Cons: not having ssa deductions.
A tipical day at work; check in, get keys to open the custodial cleset then go to my assigned building. Start checking the closet, to see if everything is in order or if I needed supplies, then started to work. About my co-workers, I tell you I learn a lot from them, they were always available in case I needed help from them. I enjoyed working for CMU, – more... I liked everything, from office staff to my first, second, third and four bosses. And last thing the benefits that I had were wonderful. – less
It maintains a very flexible environment for students. Fun place to work.
Utility Crew (Current Employee), Grand Junction, CO – July 1, 2012
In a typical day, one can expect to set tables, chairs, and audio/video to the specifications of paying customers for their planned events. We deal with everything from weddings to banquets and dances. What I have taken away from this job thus far includes interpersonal communication skill building, co-worker communication building, and design and efficiency – more... skills. The hardest part of the job is adapting to situations. If our technology has a glitch, we have to be right there to fix it at a moments notice so the event may continue smoothly. The most enjoyable is the flexibility of the position, which allows us to eat, take breaks, and do homework as needed, as long as all obligations are taken care of while on shift and active events are monitored. – less
Tutor (Current Employee), Mesa, CO – June 26, 2012
Pros: enjoyable work, great management, and enviroment.
Cons: no benefits, only part-time, seasonal, and low wages.
A typical day of work includes student evaluation and need assessment then providing educational assistance. I learned that I am a useful part of the school and student body. The management is great and easy to work with, they are encouraging and supportive. My co-workers are fun while prioritizing the work above anything else. The hardest part of the – more... job is the low wages. The most enjoyable part of the job is feeling useful. – less