Dean's Assistant/Academic Advisor-CACS (Former Employee) – Monterey, CA – September 21, 2012
The students, faculty and co-workers were wonderful. I embraced the cultural differences. The collaboration among the team was exceptionally good. We respected each other and respected each others boundaries. The students were the high point of my day. They were the reason and focus of any day at work. They keep you young and alive! I learned how to multi task several projects at once and became very good with keeping many balls in the air at once. The management at times seemed miss-directed. The work environment at time was highly political. However, I was very good at navigating and quick to assess what needed to be done.
Candidate of Localization Management (Current Employee) – Monterey, CA – March 17, 2014
Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) gives me the most beneficial experience in localization project management. Here, I learn the basic step of various localization projects,how to use different CAT tools, how to make quote, how to management vendors, how to communicate with team members and with clients. The hardest part of these projects is that they all have really tight timeline. However, the most enjoyable part of this is with my teams, we can always make it ! It feels so wonderful to communicate and negotiate with different people.
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) – Monterey, CA – September 14, 2012
Center for Advising and Career Services
I work with advisers to help students trying to decide on careers and land jobs. The environment is informal and friendly, but students have interviews and meetings with future employers in this office--so it's no joke what goes on around here.
Teaching Assistant, Arabic (Former Employee) – Monterey, CA – June 22, 2014
I used to review the language materials that the students have studied and provide them with extra exercises so they can practice their language skills. I learned that being a native a speaker does not mean that you know everything about the language. So during my work, I learned a lot about my language.
My co-worker was very helpful and she provided with many tips in regard to conducing the activities in side the class. Although it is fun to teach, I faced hard times especially when the students assume that I know everything about the language. So when they ask questions, they expect me to have all the answers.
My job was enjoyable when I saw the students's happiness and confidence specking the Arabic language.