My specific supervisors were great, others not so much.
Wetland Field Station Research Assistant/Manager (Current Employee), Carbondale IL – April 7, 2014
There are worse place to work and live, but also better. The University itself has some issues and generally lacks a coherent plan as far as I can tell. The department I worked in had some great people but there are a few distinct groups that generally do not interact (at least in a positive manner), furthering the lack of cohesion. Nothing terrible – more... ever happened though, and all of my immediate co-workers and supervisors were always great to work with. – less
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee), Carbondale, IL – September 11, 2014
My GA experience at Department of Agribusiness Economics (ABE) is pretty funny and it is a lifelong memory. This kind of job position requires students to work 10 hours per week without fixed schedule. Therefore, students could do the job anywhere they preferred in order to relax themselves and improve efficiency. Also, the faculties at Department of – more... ABE are very nice and patient, they would not only explain research purposes and methodologies very clearly and carefully to help students fully understand it, but also guide students on the right track in appropriate way to conduct researches. – less
Teaching Assistant for PSYC 102 (Former Employee), Carbondale, IL – August 18, 2014
Pros: getting the experience while still in college
Cons: grading papers
Monday's and Wednesday's consisted of sitting in the back of a lecture hall full of 200+ students. I watched my supervisor teach and grasp the students attention. On Friday's I spent the morning preparing my lesson plan for the afternoon. When it came down to the hour long class, it was spent walking around the classroom engaging each individual student. – more... My fellow teachers were an awesome group of co-workers. – less
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee), Carbondale Il – July 22, 2014
Pros: low pressure work
Cons: low pay.
Typical days was teaching a course on Java, office hours. Learned that I didn't want to be a teacher. Professors were great. Other graduate assistants were great too. Hardest part of the job was giving lectures. Best part was hanging out with the other grad assistants during office hours.
Student Programming Council (Former Employee), Carbondale illinois – May 28, 2014
Cons: student envolment
Prepared financial reports for committee member meetings,Arranged lectures fiscal budget of $45,000 for programming events.Worked directly with lecturer’s agents to handle travel, lodging, food, and transportation payment arrangements.Execute day to day business practices and daily financial planning The hardest part of my day was balancing student – more... job and coarse responsibility as a student. – less
Productive and Fun Workplace with ambitious collegues
Math Tutor (Current Employee), Carbondale, IL – May 5, 2014
Math tutoring is a great way to enhance my leadership abilities. Learning how to accommodate different thought processes and also working paces help my understanding of what it takes to be a leader. Patience, knowledge, and ambition are just a few traits I'd use to describe what it takes. In addition, I must say accommodating different people is the – more... hardest part of Math Tutoring, – less
Productive and enjoyable environment with a moderate level of work.
Custodian (Former Employee), Carbondale, IL – April 28, 2014
Pros: friendly environment
Cons: limited amount of hours
My typical work here consisted of me and my partner going through and making sure all rooms, labs, bathrooms, and offices are clean and organized. I learned of different chemicals to clean with and ways to help reduce odors like in the bathroom. My supervisor was willing to help out the workers as far as their work load and class schedules. The hardest – more... part of the day was having to go through and making sure you have cleaned all areas properly in the manner that was expected in time. The most enjoyable part were the times when one or more workers had to perform a task and we would have friendly co-workers helping out. – less