Observational Coder, Interviewer, Data Entry, Eugene, OR - December 9, 2013
A typical day at work varied a great deal, depending on the season. When school was in session, I spent a great deal of time on the road, but also spent time doing office work. During periods when school was out of session, I did work related to research with the office. I learned a great deal about how to work within an office setting with a team of people in a positive way. The hardest part of the job was the initial learning curve; this was my first position after graduating college. In fact, I did practicum work with OSLC as a student. The most enjoyable part of the job for me was working with the public and observing children in school. There is nothing more wonderful than working within a kindergarten classroom. It has made me think that I would like to do more direct work with children. I loved talking to all of the teachers. I met many dedicated, wonderful people during the interviewing process. The hardest part was the uncertainty around funding for the work I did. There was never any real security, since OSLC was entirely grant funded. I loved working for OSLC, as a whole. I would still be working there, if funding permitted. It is a great organization that has created positive change within our community.