My temporary position at Hargis + Associates taught me plenty of skills for a career in administration. My typical day at work included filling out expense reports using Microsoft Excel for my coworkers and shipping them to our San Diego corporate office via Fed Ex or a scan through Adobe Acrobat; entering field data from our hydrologist's notes into Microsoft Access Database and organizing the data based on date, time, temperature and levels of nitrate found in water; answering phones and making appointments for employees; proof reading and creating professional reports using the various copy machine settings, comb machine and laminator; setting up the conference room for meetings; collecting mail as well as sending out any Fed Ex Shipments that day via their website or if the order was large enough, taken to a Fed Ex store. Monthly I would preform routine checks on health and safety concerns in the office and balance the petty cash log.
I got along with all my co workers and enjoyed assisting them whichever way I could, as I always enjoy learning new skills. Management was well rounded and accommodated all needs.
The hardest part of my job was creating queries through Access Database, as many variables are used and even a slight error could result in less than desirable consequences in the database. However, it taught me to be incredibly meticulous, and will come in handy in the future.
The most enjoyable part of my job was organizing supplies so they fit better, or were easier to find. This not only helped me be more organized, but my coworkers as well.