Part-time nurse (Former Employee), Manhattan, Kansas – July 12, 2014
. Worked on a project entitled, "Evaluation of Personal Cooling Systems for Soldiers," sponsored by the U.S. Army. Instrumented and dressed human subjects for 2-hour exercise trials in a hot environmental chamber. Monitored subjects during the session and dealt with heat stress incidents. Measured the metabolic rate and oxygen consumption of subjects – more... using a MET cart. After the session, assisted subjects with the removal of their sensors and clothing. Cleaned lab for the next session. – less
Honestly this is one of the best jobs I have had to date. Amazing boss and co-workers, flexible hours, great benefits. The hardest part of my job would be the language barrier with international students.
Student Supervisor - Derby Dining Hall (Former Employee), Manhattan, KS – May 25, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short staff, no set schedule
Served over 1,100 students twice a day, very fast paced, and communication was key between cooks and supervisors. Management was very understanding, and was willing to help out whenever help was needed. Hardest part was when there was short staff and the supervisor had to do 4 different jobs at once, but it made the shift go by faster. Most enjoyable – more... part was meeting people, some of the supervisors I met were the best in the world. – less
Great work environment but low advancement potential
Research Associate (Current Employee), Manhattan, KS – May 20, 2014
Pros: collaboration with multiple disciplines
Cons: poor compensation
As an employee with only a Master's degree, it is difficult to advance as a researcher. The job is very challenging and I work with researchers in all different disciplines which is very enjoyable. Great colleagues and opportunities to travel internationally.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM LAB MONITOR (Former Employee), Kansas State University – April 22, 2014
I was a lab monitor at ELP (English language program) computer lab. Resolved students’ computer problems, performed routine maintenance on computers, and responsible for opening and closing the computer lab.
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Manhattan, KS – February 6, 2014
Because this is an academic research position, there are many opportunities to try out many different creative solutions. It's difficult to manage school/work especially when trying to coordinate with others who are doing the same. At the same time, it has been nice to be able to focus on my studies while maintaining a position at the university.
Student Research Assistant, (Part-Time) (Former Employee), Manhattan, KS – February 1, 2014
Entering endnotes into the endnotes software program and filing research files. General greenhouse work: watering and planting the Sorghum and Soybean experimental plants in four greenhouses. Maintaining and caring for Greenbug and Sorghum Aphid colonies and Biotypes.
Teaching and Research Assistant (Current Employee), Manhattan, KS – January 28, 2014
Typical day: Go to work at 8:00 am, get in the lab prepare things that will be needed, check all the instruments make sure they are running well. Have lunch, take a nap, then go to lab do experiments and collect data. Organize the data and put into weekly report. When a lab teaching is scheduled, I teaching the labs and instruct students. What I learned: – more... Scientific thinking and the way to look at a problem, and problem solving skills. Co-workers: we have a really good relationship, we hang out and have fun. Hardest part: Creativity, we need to read numerous of papers that are related to our research, and need to think of some new way to make the research better. Most enjoyable part: Get recognized and awarded because we did a nice research. – less