I worked in a research laboratory on the Campus of UC Santa Cruz while I attended school there.
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – January 31, 2016
Primarily this was a place to make a little money between classes and studying. A major benefit to the job was working among academic professional and the tutorage they can provide. I was also able to do an independent study project, within the lab, and produce a data set that was added to a graduate level work to be presented at a scientific conference.
Semiconductor Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – November 4, 2015
Do interesting research on cutting edge technology with some of the brightest in the industry. UCSC SCIPP is a powerhouse of particle physics. Learn from experts with opportunity to travel to conferences.
Event Coordinator (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – April 6, 2016
I participated as a member, secretary, and choreographer. My peers were all great and a pleasure to work alongside with. I learned what it takes to keep an organization up and running, budgeting, fundraising, etc.
Professionals, both Faculty and our Grads--focused and detail oriented
Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – February 23, 2015
I loved working at UCSC, EPS Department.
Being the go to girl was a pleasure. Working with our Faculty and Grads, being the person they relied on to ship important samples. Scan articles, as well as booking travel for our seminar hosts was a blast.
I especially loved working cross functional with purchasing / shipping and local business to provide exceptional support to my team.
Service Worker (Former Employee) – Campus – March 2, 2013
As one of the few employers in the beautiful county of Santa Cruz, UCSC can afford to pay their employees below market value wages. Employee beware! If you start at a low wage, you should anticipate on staying at that wage for awhile, because UC does not give yearly cost of living increases. Wage increases must be bargained for through your union. As far as working conditions are concerned, mucho stress. The campus has grown over the years; however the number of employees hired to meet the growth has decreased due to budget cuts and managers salaries.
Telephone Outreach Program Caller (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – April 3, 2013
A typical workday consisted of the student supervisors briefly telling student employees what the goals are and any prizes that will be rewarded to students who were exemplary. Students get on the phones for two hours and get a break. After break, students hop back on the phone for another round of calls. I learned to not let people who are having a bad day get to me, such as a mean person on the phone. My co-workers made work more enjoyable because they were all students that went to UCSC--we all had something to relate to. The hardest part of the job was dealing with angry people on the phone.
Interactive and supportive community, received very comprehensive first glimpse of academic research
Undergraduate Researcher (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – October 28, 2014
It depends on the lab you choose and the PI of that lab, but my lab in the microbiology department was a very small, and therefore intimate community. At that time, core facilities were limited, so you had to make sure you signed up for equipment and machines ahead of time.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – January 1, 2015
I enjoyed working with students and faculty learning new things about computer science and statistics. The students were fun to work with and so was the faculty. I especially enjoyed learning about Bayesian statistics.
Academic Excellence Program Student (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – September 25, 2013
The program promotes educational enrichment and diversity for science, technology, engineering and math majors. Program members have the opportunity to study collaboratively amongst their peers and learn through teamwork and leadership
Data-entering for Professor who studies paleoecology
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – September 19, 2012
I have plenty of work to do here, flexible hours, and good experience is gained by searching for fossil size data throughout hundreds of articles and entering the information, accurately, into an online database.