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Productive and Fun Workplace with ambitious collegues
Math Tutor (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILMay 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
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Just another student worker job
National Park Service Data Collector (Former Employee), Eminence, MOMay 1, 2014
Good job to get all my homework done at.
Inside when its hot/cold outside.
No actual boss just graduate students.
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Productive and enjoyable environment with a moderate level of work.
Custodian (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILApril 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
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Productive and Great work environment.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Carbondale IllinoisApril 25, 2014
Pros: excellent work environment, supportive staff, great learning experience
Work day included seeing clients and writing notes along with other administrative work.

I learned a lot about myself as a counselor and about the administrative and paper work part of counseling agencies.

The director and supervisors were the most supportive staff I have ever worked with. I could talk to them about personal issues as well as professional – more... consultation. They were very honest with feedback and allowed me to learn how to be an effective independent worker

My coworkers provided a warm and welcoming environment and were also very professional. we worked on very important projects together with great team work and products.

The hardest thing about the job was being a full time graduate student while also working dull time.

The great part about this job was that I was about to have flexibility in my schedule, which allowed me to be present mentally and physically for clients in need. It also helped me to have necessary time to provide quality services and note management for the cases assigned to me. – less
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Great co-workers and fun environment
Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILApril 14, 2014
Mainly I'm a student first, so just finding that balance between work and personal life takes time. Time-management is very important in the workplace because you can become overwhelmed with school work and your job.
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My specific supervisors were great, others not so much.
Wetland Field Station Research Assistant/Manager (Current Employee), Carbondale ILApril 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
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A blessing
Student Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILMarch 26, 2014
This was my start to working a real job with benefits, well, somewhat. I had a great time working as a RA, it was my most favorite job, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
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Unfortunate
Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILMarch 17, 2014
Pros: no nights, no weekends, no holidays
Extremely poor management. Communication failure amongst coworkers. Semester by semester contract leaves faculty guessing at whether they will have a job every 18 weeks.
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Great workplace for a student as long as you can find a meaningful job.
Information Technology Assistant (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILMarch 14, 2014
Majority of student employees are paid minimum wage, regardless of their job responsibilities. However, it is a great opportunity to get your feet wet, especially if you can find employment that is relevant to your studies.
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Productive and fun place to work
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILMarch 9, 2014
Had fun with knowledge.
My research: Design and Synthesis of Robust Threshold Logic Gates: Investigated the novel implementations of Threshold Logic Gates using CMOS based low power designs, MOBILE architecture, Memristor based designs
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I have a great time
teacher assistant (Former Employee), College of EducationMarch 5, 2014
Pros: teaching and learning was fun
Cons: end of semesters very hectic due to unsubmitted homework and projects
I was here for education. I did my doctoral degree with the exceptional support of the professors and I have the great opportunity to teach I was very loved by my students because they knew I care about them
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An excellent place to work
Graduate/Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILFebruary 13, 2014
I enjoy working with the National Guard. The upper echelon management understands the plight of the front line soldier and works to make his or her job better.
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Fun and easily learned
Tour Guide (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILFebruary 11, 2014
This job is managed by extremely kind people. The work load is reasonable. And the hardest part of the job is not having enough hours.
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My Graduate Institution
Dissertation Research Fellow (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILJanuary 21, 2014
In my era, graduate assistants were allowed to think through and develop our own pedagogical methodology and style. I was more than grateful for such an opportunity.
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Friendly people
Teaching assistant for course World Geography (Current Employee), Carbondale, ILJanuary 13, 2014
People here are so friendly and you will never feel lonely. Usually not too much stress in the work. Several nice restaurants near the campus. Really good recreation center.
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Productive enjoyable work place.
Supervisor Ben Anderson (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILDecember 16, 2013
A typical day would involve lots of phone calls and working on/with computers. I learned a lot about closed and open networks, best way to trouble shoot computer/network issues, and was able to better my phone etiquette. The management team I work for was amazing, understanding, and extremely helpful. All of my former co-workers were more than willing – more... to teach me about things I didn't know about involving the our positions. The hardest part of the position was knowing I was only hired as temporary extra help and the position was not permanent. The best part of the position I held was being able to work so close with so many great people that truly worked as a team to acquire mutual goals. – less
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Able to be exposed to different diversity in students
Staff Clerk (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILDecember 13, 2013
Pros: paid holidays
Cons: lack of supervision skills from supervisors
I loved working at the university. The students that attended were from different areas from all over the world. It was fun being able to experience the different cultures that was represented by our college community.
Benefits from the college was excellent.
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Great start
Civilian Worker (Former Employee), Edwardsville, ILDecember 1, 2013
A nice part time job where you get a few experiences. The stories from your clients will amaze you. You will have a change of heart about judging people.
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very fullfiling job
maintenance equipment operator (Former Employee), Carbondale, ILNovember 19, 2013
nice being outside most of the time and I had a lot of contact with a very large group of people
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Fun Place, Orderly conducted
Athletic Department, Videographer (Former Employee), Edwardsville, ILNovember 3, 2013
I Go to work and stream live the sports games from the camera. I learned how to make graphic designs and make different graphics for basketball games. My co-workers are fun to work with. The hardest part of my job is making the replay's for the game. The enjoyable part of my job is being around all the fans and crowd.

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