Media Production Associate (Former Employee) – Blue Ash, OH – October 5, 2016
I feel I learned a lot of extra things things while employed with the University Media department as a Production Assistant. Film production and editing was only part of the experience, we were involved in writing commercials and other editorial copy, Sound Foley, lighting, photography and staging. I believe getting use to green screens and working backwards was one of the most difficult to learn, but also could be quite amusing an a wonderful experience.
Having to leave the employ and team after graduation.
Super Saturday Instructor (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – July 5, 2016
Fun working with children, and providing enrichment activities. A typical day at work (Saturdays) involves planning the lab for the Saturday session, lecture, the lab, and wrap up. There is a lot of flexibility for activities. The management for both Super Saturday, and FSA are fabulous. The hardest part of the job is setting up and ordering the materials. The best part of the job is teaching the children about real jobs.
Flexibility, designing the work materials to be presented
Loading Dock Staff Supervisor (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – June 24, 2016
On a typical day there is no set schedule of events that is going to happen so everyday is something new. It taught me how to adapt to changing situations on the go and how to manage multiple tasks at once. Since I was the supervisor it made me use critical thinking skills to make quick decisions since there was no one else for me to consult. It taught me not only to not only manage my coworkers but also work along side them to ensure all tasks get completed.
Working with the groups provides a forum that mirrors a work environment. I find it interesting that some reviews comment that some students don't participate and they have to pick up the slack. This should be a learning experience as a leader. It is apparent that these individuals are not leaders and prefer to blame others. I worked very hard and believe the experience has changed my life for the better.
House Keeping (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – August 20, 2016
The greatest benefit here, is being able to go to school for free back then. The second benefit to be able to work with a group of people who were like family. We were a small ragtag bunch of misfits. But I think of them often, and will never forget them.
Student (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – May 16, 2016
There were three of us as a team to finish this group project, and we used SAS to do our regression analysis. And I realized that the more time you spent on SAS the more familiar you would be. And we were a cohesive unit and everyone was hard working. I have learned how to arrange online and on-site meeting. The most time consuming part of this project was coding, for example, if one piece of codes went wrong, it would jeopardize the whole part of the codes. Thus, we have to go through every steps and made sure they were correct. The most enjoyable part was to interpret the results. Since we designed a Linear Regression Model to test factors affect expenditure on outside food as a share of total expenditure on food. Then all the parameters were unique indicators.
Being hungry when meeting but still had to finish the work
I worked as a Peer Leader at the First-Year Experience and Learning Communities at the University of Cincinnati. It is a great place to help first year students and improve your leadership skills. Fun environment.
I worked as an RA at UC for four year. I worked in three different halls on campus with four different staffs and eleven direct supervisors. You will encounter team members and residents of many different walks of life with drastically varying personalities. There is little separation of work and personal life because you live in the hall but you can build a community and make the experience very positive and have a large positive influence on many people's live since you are in such close contact. I have seen many RA's struggle to build friendships with residents while maintaining authority, as the position requires. You can find your best friends and discover yourself through this job; I have seen myself and others experience incredible amounts of personal growth that I wouldn't trade for the world.
Room and board plus meal plan, about $320/semester, and discounts on campus
can be overwhelming, always "on the clock", cannot be trained for the breadth of issues you will likely encounter
It was a great experience to study and work at University of Cincinnati
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – February 22, 2016
I studied as a PhD student in University of Cincinnati and had the opportunity to work as a Research Assistant. Here I learned knowledge about electrochemistry, microfabrication, microfluidics, and electrical engineering etc. I also participated in research projects in developing point-of-care sensors for the determination of trace metals in various matrices. From the research experience, I had the chances to discuss results with professors, publish papers and attend conferences to present my work.