Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – August 25, 2013
My time at Tennessee State University (TSU) as an undergraduate and graduate research assistant was one of the best experiences of my life. I learned so much about the laboratory through hands on experience, formal/informal training, and seminars. There weren't really any easy parts of my experience there, but learning isn't always easy. The long hours, – more... trial and error, model designing, etc were all the hardest but most enjoyable parts of my time at TSU. My co-workers were usually senior research graduate who were always willing to give advice and help when needed. – less
Communications Department Assistant (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – August 22, 2014
A typical day at work would consist of me keeping track (both manually and electronically) of all the equipment the room had to offer for students. I learned great organization skills, as well as customer service. My manager was very "hands on" if I ever needed assistance with anything, as he showed me how to do things instead of simply telling me. – more... His desk was located across the hall from me, so I had to always remain vigilant! I didn't get to know any of my co-workers that well, since the office only required one person to be in there at a time. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the hassle of tracking down students and their overdue equipment. The most enjoyable part was listening to students describe the different projects that they were about to partake in as I checked out the necessary equipment they needed. – less
TSU has some of the academically excellent professors in the business of educating and mentoring students. I highly recommend their curriculum and instruction to any individual who is interested in furthering their education in the state of Tennessee.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – July 29, 2014
Pros: good work enviroment.
Providing support wherever help was needed. Having to time manage between school & work was an excellent experience for me. Working beside others with different values, opinions, ideas, & personalities prepared me for the typical work environment.
Records Department Lead Worker/Secretary III (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – June 12, 2014
Pros: customer service training
Cons: limited room for future advancement
Increasingly complex staff assistant duties in the Registrar’s Office which included; verification of student data in a time sensitive manner using university codes and implementing university policy under the Freedom of Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Composed correspondence, data entry, BANNER, requisitions, managed library, travel arrangements, – more... bulk mail and cash operations including heavy computer and telephone use. I also attended seminars for quality team building and excellence in customer service. – less
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – May 27, 2014
I was an international student and worked as a graduate research assistant for the funding i received at the university. On a typical a day, i spent about four hours assisting my academic mentor(supervisor) with his work by either teaching his class, marking papers, analyzing data, searching for literature for his research work etc. and go for my classes – more... in the evening. Some days, i spend all the time on school community farm assisting other professors with work on their vegetable farms and i must say these were my favorite times on campus because i love working on the field. I have learn a lot from Tennessee state university especially on how to work and associate with people from diverse culture due to the multilateral nature of the school community with very supportive professors and welcoming colleagues. Above all, I learn that with prioritization and determination crowd with the grace of God, one can achieve anything one's sets the mind on. – less
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – May 9, 2014
Pros: nice working place, flaxible time sheet
Cons: outdoor work
it will definitly become a non fogetable place and experience for your whold life. i like here, because it gave me a new life i have not experienced before. but too much outside work and sunshine here. and work with animals is fun.