Productive place to work and still achieve a degree to ultimately receive a better job
Night Host (Former Employee), Cobleskill, NY – May 9, 2014
Pros: working with people, decent pay
Cons: short breaks, time
Typical day at work would be managing files at a desk, making sure that no one violated rules and working with a team of individuals to maintain stability in the building. My co-workers were all responsible and hardworking which made my job easier; and the most enjoyable part about the job was that it allowed me to build on specific skills that I will – more... need throughout my future jobs. Hardest part of the job was the time that I started which was 11pm , sometimes it was draining but I still got the task at hand accomplished. – less
Tissue Culture Internship (Former Employee), Cobleskill, NY – January 12, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule, friendly and healthy atmosphere
Cons: possible time restrictions
My internship at SUNY Cobleskill was a very positive one. I was fortunate enough to work not only alongside the doctor managing the internship, but among fellow students, and I was able to assist them in their projects over the course of the semester we shared. A typical day in the lab for my internship consisted of tracking the progress of my Switchgrass – more... cultures, marking any contamination and noting when to change the medium they grew on. I would then prepare more medium if necessary, subculture all cultivars that needed to be and, if time allotted, prepared more seeds and aseptically culture them onto medium plates. In addition, I also worked alongside students working on transforming Soybean cultures and helped them prepare Agrobacterium suspensions and poured plates of their medium when necessary. I also assisted another class in managing their HeLa mammalian cell cultures by subculturing them.
I learned much about the different aspects of managing and altering a experiment to make it better, as well as how to subculture bacterial, plant and mammalian cell cultures, how to properly prepare agar medium, aseptic technique, sterilization of lab materials and equipment, cooperation with other lab students to accomplish a goal, attention and appreciation of detail, and effective time management.
The management in this situation was my teacher for many of my core courses. When necessary, she would appear and assist with various lab practices, but was often in class.
The hardest part of the position I had was modification of the procedure I was presented with. While I followed the procedure to the letter and was very timely with subculturing, the calluses generated as a result of my experiment were not fit to be transformed via Agrobacterium. I altered the procedure many times in terms of the different plant growth hormones and vitamins within the medium, but to no avail.
The most enjoyable part of the job was that I never got bored. Everything was exciting, I was constantly being presented with new ideas and new ways to go about what I loved doing. While there were a fair share of successes and failures, it was never disappointing. – less
Fun workplace.the people i worked with made me laugh
Ground Maintenance (Former Employee), Cobleskill, NY – May 16, 2013
Pros: funny people, nice to work with
Cons: sometimes you had to get dirty to get the job done
A typical day at work would be me getting up and walking over to the job. I would sign in first with my supervisor so he knew how many hours I was going to work that day and then walk to the grounds shop. In the fall and summer I would get a bucket and a picker to go on litter patrol, after that I would see if there was anything special for me to do – more... like mow a lawn or set something up. In the winter I would just wash cars since my supervisor didn't want me to walk out in the cold. Also, when it snowed i would clean off the school cars and shovel a couple sidewalks on campus. – less
Psychology & Sociology Tutor (Former Employee), Cobleskill, NY – January 17, 2013
Average day comprised of two to three students a day that needed guidance and understanding of the psychology and sociology majors. I learned that teachers are not always great at their job, but others are. The management was not stellar but also not horrible. My co-workers never talked and overall there was little communication between us. The hardest – more... part was having to teach content to students who just simply didn't pay attention in class. The most fun was when I had group sessions and got to work with several students at once. – less
Limited Direction Requires Knowledgeable Professor
Adjunct Faculty for College Level Psychology (Current Employee), Cobleskill, NY 12043 – September 17, 2012
Pros: it is a good human sciences program with many opportunities to offer the material.
Cons: communication and difficulties with connecting with other staff.
SUNY Cobleskill is most likely the same as many other institutions with several academic programs. Once accepted, the adjunct faculty needs to be independent within the College Literature in code of conduct. Adjunct is required to know the scope that the class needs for the rubrics of other students taking the same course.
The added extra is that the – more... Professor has much latitude with lesson planning, teaching and grading that includes the rubrics but is not limited. – less
Salesman (Former Employee), Prentice Hall – August 27, 2012
Worked for the alumni association calling alumni in regards to donation opportunities. I learned how to communicate with possible customers and maintain a relationship with established customers. My co-workers were fellow students of mine and provided a strong support system. The hardest part of the job was dealing with irate customers. The most enjoyable – more... part was hearing stories alumni had of the school that I had become a part of. I felt as if I was right there with them. – less
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Cobleskill, NY – July 1, 2012
My time working through the school was brief but this was one work experience I will remember for the rest of my life. I learned to work at my own pace and it was just an overall pleasant experience. Even working in the dish room was enjoy and it gave me a level of respect towards dishwashers and busers.