Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Rhode Island, RI – September 4, 2016
Nice work environment,Good University, fairly pay.University of Rhode Island is located in Kingston of Rhode Island. Quiet and beautiful campus. Faculty and staff are very friendly and helpful. Really enjoy working there.
Administrator (Current Employee) – Kingston, RI – July 28, 2016
This isn't a bad place to work if you're trying to build a resume, but don't plan on advancing here unless you play golf with the boss or self promote really well.Politics is rampant and blatant. The atmosphere in my office is cut throat and people will climb on you to look taller. Upper management has no skills in leadership. They manage people but don't lead. The philosophy is that the beatings will continue until morale improves. Students are treated as an afterthought. most people I know do their level best to get rid of them as quickly as possible. This is because there is no sense of being a part of an empowered team. We live in a culture of blame. No value is placed on employees. Longevity is not valued, and in fact is punished. There is no employee feedback system for "superiors" including the President and Provost.
There I learned to maintain a professional attitude at a window and over the phone. I also learned how to use "Vendini Ticket Agent." My co-workers were usually one at a time and very easy to get along with. A typical day involved selling tickets over the phone or in person through a computer agent, handling money, and filing tickets.
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Kingston, RI – April 12, 2016
Working as a student at the Language Lab at the University of Rhode Island is a great learning and working opportunity. The management understands the necessity for flexible scheduling around class-time and academic obligations. Such a positive work environment is reinforced by quality co-workers and a reassuring level of feedback from lab patrons.
Web Developer/Programmer (Former Employee) – Kingston, RI – May 21, 2016
This is coming from the perspective of a student. The place was okay to work at least in terms of the ITMS department. The pay is what you would expect an undergrad student to be paid and for the most part it's just a mundane place to work.
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Kingston, RI – February 19, 2016
I have worked for the university in multiple departments including food service, residence halls, and as a graduate teaching and research assistant. I worked part time through out both my undergrad and graduate degrees. The school is very good about working with your schedule and knows that your education comes before the job. Although the administration department is a little slow on paper work and you really have to nag them to get things done in a timely manner. overall I enjoyed working for the university and I learned many things from the various potions I have held.
Science & Engineering Fellow (Former Employee) – Kingston, RI – February 2, 2016
This was my first internship, the summer after my first year in college. I gained valuable skills in grant writing, developing a curriculum for a science camp, reaching out to other individuals and deans at various colleges for funding.
Great environment and people offering a lot of opportunity for hands on work.
Research Lab Assistant (Current Employee) – Kingston, RI – March 21, 2016
As a research lab assistant, I would go into the lab for 5 - 8 hours. While at work I would run trace vapor detection tests on a thermochemical sensor designed by my professor, practice surface modification techniques such as XRD and lithography, build and design a system to effectively test the detection capabilities of the sensor. I also performed extensive research into porous polymers which could be used as a functional preconcentrating layer on silicon based sensor, in order to optimize detection limits. My co-workers consisted of a graduate student who oversaw the project and numerous undergraduate researchers like myself. The hardest part of the job was troubleshooting a computer program used in the lab to calculate the flow rates passing over the sensor. Calibration of the mass flow controllers had to very accurate as it was critical to determining the detection limits that our sensor could achieve. The most enjoyable part of my job was working in an intellectually stimulating environment while surrounded by driven, kind, and intelligent individuals.
Use of expensive lab equipment, opportunity to learn
Excellent place to work with lots of opportunities
URI Biological Control Lab Assistant (Current Employee) – Kingston, RI – July 30, 2015
A typical day of work consists of either lab or field work that could be for any one of numerous research projects that we are working on. The most enjoyable part of the job is definitely the feeling of really making a difference- the work we do helps control invasive plant and insect pests and has a really positive impact on the environment.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Kingston, RI – October 20, 2015
One of three positions I held while my time at the University. This job offers various opportunities to gain experience with in public policy or public administration. The receptionist position was one that I truly enjoyed.
Senior Capstone Design project (Former Employee) – North Kingston, Rhode Island – July 26, 2015
School consisted of multiple classes each day, with 10 minute breaks in between; to get from class to class. Ive learned a lot from the two years I spent at the University of Rhode Island including most of the engineering aspects that I currently know.