Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Lubbock, TX – February 4, 2016
• Applied leadership skills by managing a team of 9 members. • Completed many tasks such as providing marketing, and working with other inner company departments such as the collection department. • Completed and submitted proposals for increasing revenue and daily sales to upper management
International Senior Lead Evaluator (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – January 4, 2016
Working in Higher Ed is serious business. The job itself is great, but very challenging. It's not for someone who does not like to sit at his or her desk for 8, sometime 9 hours per day. Research is enjoyable. Evaluations are challenging--I learned an encyclopedia of knowledge in less than three months.
A good place to work with other students my age part time while taking classes. The position I had is mostly unsupervised, but we were still able to complete our jobs properly and on time. Good place to learn responsibilities and communication skills as well as team work skills.
My typical day in helping others understand lifespan human development helps me understand the material from new perspectives through current students. The most enjoyable part my duties ential is the discussions that take place in the context of a test review. The most difficult aspect to the responsibilities associated with this work would be trying to adequately present abstract concepts in a way that is conducive to student-comprehension. The professor I help teach is an amazing woman who helps when needed, and allows me to work with students in my own way. Overall, I have enjoyed the experience. The students are ready to learn and the professor has allowed for great growth both in her current students education as well as my own.
Sr. Research Associate (Current Employee) – Lubbock, TX – October 13, 2015
This was a very rewarding and unique experience. My co-workers are like a team and the hardest part of the job is communication with upper management. The best part is freedom at work and accountability.
Great place to work and supportive management Work well as a team to get the work done, sometimes there are humps to hurl but we manage as a team. Each one of us do the work different but we know at the end of the day as long as the work is done that's all that matters. My colleagues and I all have different strengths and we learn from each other. No, questions is a dumb question, ask if you don't know. The greatest thing about this job, you meet all kinds of people from over the United States and other countries.
Having outdoor outtings and events that we could all attend.
Sec.for Chair of Dept. (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – August 28, 2015
Interesting job, meeting people from many countries. Learned additional computer programs, managed plane tickets and hotel reservations for incoming faculty, ordered meals from off campus at least once monthly sometimes 4 times for gatherings. Nice co-workers.
Working with young people from all over the world.
I work as Graduate Assistant helping the Director of Research Programming in the Vice President of Research Office.
I use Business Intelligence tool IBM cognos for reporting and analyzing research metrics for the university.
I am responsible for ad-hoc report generation either using SQL Developer/ MS Access/ IBM Cognos.
I also need to create and modify reports. I use Oracle Report Builder for achieving this.
Apart from this, I am also responsible for handling the Internal Web Application which is based on Java. I need to develop and maintain the application. The toughest part of my job is to respond as quickly as possible and resolve the issues related to the reports and web application in short span since the application is highly needed by various faculty members and Research department staff for generating reports and Letters.
I have proposed an idea to handle huge amount of data anticipating the future demand. Standard RDBMS to NoSQL migration for better results. This is a pilot project and I am solely responsible for it.
My co-workers are very friendly and helping supporting my education with scholarship.