It was a very productive job. I enjoyed multi-task. A typical day was working with the counselors, student assistants, answering phones, setting up appointments, assisting students, solving problems and working on assignments. The hardest part of the job was keeping students calm when the systems went down and they're weren't enough staff to advise them. The most enjoyable part of the job was, we were able to communicated well with each other and free to laugh off stress.
Problems were solved at the end of the day
Sometimes we just had students that had bad days, bad attitudes, bad mouths and just didn't care, but you know what, we handled that too!!!
Grauduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Akron, OH – October 24, 2016
Smart Sign Ordering System (SSOS) is an ERP application which helps order different Sign boards and helps keep track of the entire process from the time it has been ordered to the time the order is processed and shipped out. SSOS, a government funded project by Department of Transportation, Ohio.
Migration of database from Sybase to MySQL. Performing unit testing and debugging the code and fix the errors cases. Involved in remediation of defects from the application.
Master Building Service Worker (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – October 14, 2016
Management sucks. Co-workers are okay, the hardest part of the job was putting up with the management. Most enjoyable was making sure the environment was safe and clean for the students. I learned how to strip and wax floors.
i was warmly welcomed by the Professors of the department and they are really open to assist in any situation. They have excellent human relationship and felt at home for the very first day. I have learnt a lot in terms of human relation, to speak in public, new ways of solving problem and still learning. It challenging in terms of combing work and studies and am now abreast with that. My co-workers are really friendly and what i enjoy most is imparting knowledge trying to help students in their studies.
UAkron is a good place to make you become professional in your area, where you can > learn solid and wide knowledge from the knowledgeable professors > gain useful research skills and techniques from supervisors and co-workers > collaborate actively with the expert in your area
Student Assistant (Former Employee) – the University of Akron – August 12, 2016
While being a student working a job is one of those stress induced things that many employers have a hard time scheduling around. when working for the school you do not have that kind of problem. They are always able to find a job for any student that is looking for one, and can make sure that you are scheduled or the hours you need.
As an employer I would say that with students they truly are very flexible and understanding when it comes to handling the job, and the school work load.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Akron, OH – July 27, 2016
The university of akron has a good balance between study life and sport. A typical day for a researcher can be finely spent with a good research combined with some games of ping-pong or rock-climbing sessions. The combination really freshens you up. The co-workers are friendly and the ellabrorative disscussions over a coffee is something you always look up to. I have learned manmanaging my time a lot from my advisor and U Akron and its the biggest positive tool I beleive I have in my arsenal.
Challenging, unstable administration, great co-workers, ERP systems need overhauls, financial systems need deep reviews, ethical, legal and moral pray
Director of Operations (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – July 8, 2016
The University of Akron needs to seek to change there ways of business if they are going to survive in this century of ever changing educational regulations. They need to change focus of the industry and learn to operate more like a business than in institution. They need to scale down the Administration and work on contracts that are equal and fair for all employees no matter what position they may hold. Providing higher level employees with extended contracts beyond their terminations do not provide for great moral in the lower ranks of employees. If an employee does their job and is dismissed, they are not given a years worth of severance, they are lucky to receive two weeks. Depending up what status one may hold the employment contracts are not fair across the board. It seems that UA rewards those who do not do their jobs or meet the criteria outlined in their job descriptions and punishes those that work hard everyday in the trenches. If it were not for these people the doors would close tomorrow and UA would be no more.