Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Manhattan, KS – September 29, 2014
Pros: people are easy to work with in the group
Cons: not many groups there to work in similar research fields.
I enjoyed working in the JRM lab at Kasas State University. The people in our group are very friendly and easy to work with, The only disadvantage I can think of is that not many groups are doing similar research work as our group.
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.