Laid-back, individual research work, mostly from home
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Greenville, NC – July 5, 2017
As a graduate research assistant, I helped an Assistant Professor with various tasks and responsibilities. They included, literature reviews, data input and management, qualitative survey administration, transcribing, coding, budgeting, grant writing, etc. Most of the work was done from home but there is a graduate student office you can work in if you choose to. Overall, the pay was good to supplement a part-time job while continuing education. I would recommend assitantships to all students- undergraduate or graduate- to help with income while still having time for class work.
Work from home, little supervision, independent work
Not very scheduled, responsibilities vary, no benefits
A typical day included reviewing potential student applications, inputting data in the computer system, corresponding with students and filing. I learned a lot about the admissions process. Management could have been more supportive. The workplace culture was somewhat restrictive. The hardest part of the job was how busy it got certain times of the year. The most enjoyable part of the job was how interesting it was.
It was very interesting work.
I didn't feel the management was very supportive or encouraging.
Web Content Administrator (Former Employee) – Greenville, NC – June 2, 2017
While I'm unsure of what my position's title was, I list it on my resume as a web content administrator, because that's what the work entailed. We used CommonSpot CMS tools, which are essentially a set of tools that can create and update sites quickly with almost no web development knowledge.
While the description for the job asked for web design knowledge, as I said previously, practically none was needed. Occasionally, I would open up an elements HTML view to discern problems with lists that the autoformatter had messed up. My primary duty was to update websites from an old page design that did not scale responsively to user attributes such as mobile platform, resolution, etc. into a new responsive design. Sounds complicated? Cool? Wrong, this was practically a glorified data entry job. Was the work easy? Yes. Did you ever do anything beyond copying and pasting text boxes? Nope. I had the capacity to quickly finish nearly all the work orders within about 15 hours a week, and knew that all of mine and coworkers positions could be trivialized into scripts that could have been easily implemented and administered. I hated knowing this and the fact that no one around me seemed to even consider the possibility or even care.
As I was facing a myriad of personal issues, management neglected to inform me of any expectations. No hour range or page count was qualified to me and while I was in the middle of determining my academic situation I was abruptly terminated without warning. This lack of communication about expectations is completely unacceptable, and while I hadmore... little desire to continue my employment in that position, I am still irritated at the circumstances behind it.less
The work hours are extremely flexible and works around your class schedule. You will participate in a range of activities from setting up tables and chairs to working special events and athletic events.
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Greenville, NC – May 24, 2017
Working helped me pay off some of my tuition for grad school. Teaching was new to me, however, faculty pushed me to rid of my fear of public speaking and taught me how to design lectures for each lab. Now I can say that I no longer fear public speaking and my ability to simplify complex concepts has improved greatly. Another thing that improved was my time management skill since I had to juggle class, teaching, grading, and doing research. Professors that I had to work with were very understanding and easy to communicate with about the progress of each lab.
Human Services Specialist (Current Employee) – Greenville, NC – May 23, 2017
I enjoy working in this position. It is set to end soon because its a grant funded position. This is a great starting position for someone but not for someone looking for a career because its soft money and no benefits
Faculty try to utilize graduate students in capacities that promote personal development. They take interests into consideration and also recognize abilities, giving opportunities to be involved in their research.
Go into the office at 8:00am do necessary paperwork and then head to practice. I was a coach at East Carolina and it was the best life work balance for me at the time. I loved my boss and he helped mentor me as I started my young career.
Health and Wellness Assistant (Former Employee) – Everetts, NC – April 30, 2017
“It has been a wonderful experience working with such a great group of people.” October 8, 2010 @ 3:08 pm “It has been a wonderful experience working with such a great group of people. Things were bleak for me before you placed me in this position and I really appreciate you giving me the chance. It really helped my family and me get through a very tough time, and I will never forget it!