Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – December 30, 2014
The research assistant position I currently hold at the Management School of Business at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is a challenging and rewarding job.
A typical day at work involves searching for relevant articles from journals of marketing and psychology, understanding them, and summarizing their findings. Next semester, my work will involve analyzing the data pertinent to my research and designing three experiments that will lead the way to answering my research question. Additionally, I will be in charge of forming a poster that explains this research at LTU’s 3rd Annual Research Day in April 2015.
So far, this job was full of excitement due to the many results I read about in journal articles as I attempted to find articles that are relevant to my study. Additionally, it was challenging due to the fact that the topic I am working on is new in the marketing literature. Thus, finding an article that is relevant to my work was pretty challenging. Thus, persistence was a key element that kept me going all semester long.
working under the supervision of a motivated professor
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Southfield, Michigan – April 13, 2015
LTU management is a highly functional team. They are goal oriented and always looking for talented individual to engage in research job.LTU GRA (Graduate Research Assistant) work hours is pretty flexible (as long as you cover 8 hours a day). My Supervisor was very helpful at the sometime very professional when it comes working in a research project. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you are asked to join presentation demo of prospective candidates (I learnt a lot of presentation skills from there). GRA weekly meeting is casual and full of fun. I had several co-workers they were friendly, very cooperative as well. We comfort each other in work environment. In many case, we had to work as a team in research project which made outputs more productive.From there I have learn working in a group in always fun!
Flexible work hours, Friendly environment, enormous learning opportunities
Far from my home, newly created research department
Office Support Coordinator (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – August 20, 2014
A typical day in an LTU office goes as follows: get in, check email, wait for someone to tell you what to do, and every so often answer the phone. Occasionally you'll wait for days, because this office is not well managed. Everyone's nice and welcoming, to be sure, but they just don't know how to run things.
As a student worker turned temporary part-time staff, I have never been eligible for benefits, which is why I marked that one star, as well as "job security," because I'm only here until I get hired somewhere else or the Advancement office finds a permanent replacement for the woman whose job I now have.
fairly laid-back, nice co-workers
poor management of the department, no benefits/healthcare
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – December 31, 2013
o Project Developed: (Master’s Thesis) Structural Behavior of Innovative Decked Bulb T bridge girders prestressed with CFCC. o Designed, built and developed a hybrid and an optimized girder without stirrups, tailored-made with Ultra High Performance Concrete to mitigate catastrophic shear and flexural failure of bridge. o Performed comparative study between experimental investigation, analytical analysis and Numerical (Finite Element) analysis of flexural and shear behavior of Innovative bridge girders.
Housing Information Desk Attendant (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – June 27, 2012
Since I worked in housing, I wasn't required to wear specific sort of clothing. The work experience was largely influenced by the type of people that lived in housing, and not necessarily reflective of the university itself. If students were being difficult, it didn't make me think badly of the university. Overall it was a neat experience to interact with people while at work.
Six Sigma Green Belt Trainer (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – June 11, 2014
DMAIC Process; Process Mapping; Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA); Z – Bench; Key Performance Indicators (KPI); Histograms; Paretos; Value Stream Mapping; SIPOC diagrams; Cause and Effect Matrix; Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO); Lead Time Reduction; Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ); Analysis of Variation (ANOVA); and Gage R & R
Research Assistant under JOHNSON CONTROLS (Current Employee) – southfield, MI – March 22, 2015
Research assistant experience was indeed a great help to understand the integration of practical applications with what i have learnt in the classroom. Most part of the research activity being confidential, i enjoy the challenges i face and the skill of problem solving helped me maintain my calm.
Team Leader, Architectural Design Assistant (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – December 11, 2012
Temporary employment, but extremely rewarding. I helped a struggling Detroit community create a urban gathering space. I learned that you can create something great even with very little funds and materials to architectural impact a community.
Student Assistant (Current Employee) – Southfield, MI – March 20, 2015
This institution gives employees great benefits such as having their kids attend for a discounted cost, and they are also able to obtain a degree for nearly nothing out of pocket, while they are a full time employee.