Teaching Assistant(16 quarters) (Former Employee), Davis, CA – March 1, 2014
I worked as a teaching assistant most of the time. It was flexible but required a lot of work. my co-TAs and professors are great in directing what to do. Hardest part of the job is balancing teaching with research as a PhD student.
GSR TA (Current Employee), Davis CA – January 29, 2014
a good place for school. quiet safe and peaceful. I can guarantee that the school in general has a very welcoming vibe. It's very spacious and relaxing, while the sea of park bikes will certainly be a new experience. The educational standards here are top caliber and there are a wide variety of rec opportunities.
Art Model (Former Employee), Davis, CA – November 30, 2013
Pros: good pay. artistic environment.
Cons: hard on body.
A typical day at work as a model I would begin by asking the teacher and students what type of posture they desired to base their artwork on. Then I would pose up to 3 hours at a time maintaining the same position and tasteful pose. I would prepare by bringing equipment to help with the modeling session and arrive early to prepare equipment. I had wonderful – more... co-workers, who worked hard too. The management was fairly organized. The hardest part of the job was holding the same pose for multiple sessions due to cramping. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the beautiful artwork created at the end of the session. – less
Volunteer Lab Assistant/Tutor in Microbiology (Former Employee), Davis, CA – September 25, 2013
Pros: able to interact with college students and professors
Cons: volunteer work
As a tutor, my responsibilities include assisting students in identifying different types of bacteria, maintaining a safe and clean laboratory area, prepping growth cultures before laboratory begins, and storing growth cultures in temperature controlled rooms for optimal growth.
College Job for as a production and event lead for the UC Davis Ballroom and Pavilion.
Event Technician Supervisor (Former Employee), Davis, CA – September 16, 2013
Pros: leadership experience
Cons: part time position, little opportunity for growth
-Led production crews and event staff for events ranging from small conference club meetings to large concert events and UC Davis graduation. - I learned how to effectively manage a group of my colleagues. - Younger professionals that were enjoyable to work with. - My colleagues were college students with varying degrees of professionalism. - The hardest – more... part of my job was adjusting to a merger between the production staff and event staff. I was one of the few promoted to a lead position to help with the transition. - The most enjoyable part of my job was that it provided an organization I was a part of on campus. – less
Member Service Assistant (Current Employee), Davis, CA – September 11, 2013
Pros: free membership into the facility
Cons: benefits are limited
UC Davis was a great place to begin working towards my career position. A typical day consists of constant face-to-face interactions and a high energy environment. I've learned what it means to patrons and customers to have quality customer service. The management listens to our needs and concerns and helps us accordingly. The hardest part of the job – more... usually is the lack of hours. We are all constantly seeking more hours to work. The most enjoyable part of the job is the daily interactions we have with our patrons. – less
Audio-Visual Technician (Current Employee), Davis, CA – August 21, 2013
Pros: easy, flexible hours
Cons: low wage, low hours, repetitive
I worked for Academic Technology Services which maintained classroom devices such as projectors and media devices. Coworkers and I operated with a high level of autonomy on a daily basis where we went from room to room checking for problems. Most skills required were very basic and were picked up easily. My boss was quite skilled and enjoyable to work – more... with. However, upper management was another story. – less
Undergraduate Researcher (Former Employee), Davis, CA – August 10, 2013
The isolation and characterization of unknown soil enteric. • Experienced in researching and identifying unknown bacteria by using different biochemical tests (KOH, Oxidase, O/F tube, IMViC, DSI Slant, Motility Agar, ALO tube, and API strip)
Lab Technician (Former Employee), Davis, CA – August 3, 2013
Pros: diverse, fun, great people
Cons: long hours, low funding, not much room to work your way up
Started at 8 and would usually get coffee if nobody showed up. I would wait for someone to arrive so I could assist them with their research projects. Co-workers were always goal oriented and alway in need of help (but never rude). The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new, diverse people almost every day. The hardest part of the job was having – more... to work long hours on a hot summer day in the field. – less
Receptionist (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – August 2, 2013
I like the company as a whole but the department that I worked in had to many people coming and going out of positions. Because of the constant transfering around there was never enough training given to new employees.