Worked with Nurse Manager & Nsg Dept Administrator
Administrative Assistant for Administrator & DON (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – January 17, 2017
I worked for the Transitional Services Department. I reported to both of the above people, which was difficult because they weren't always on the same page. My main task was to do the bi-monthly payroll for the nursing department which was really more appropriate for a nurse to do since s/he knew the union rules better than I did. Eventually there was all new management and everyone I worked with (including myself) left.
Custodian (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – January 9, 2017
A typical day at work involves greeting my superiors in the morning, and then either working alone or with another student worker in keeping the dorms clean. One of the things I learned was how to constructively use feedback to do better work, such as focusing on specific areas to make maintenance easier in the future. The management and my coworkers were very friendly and open to comments or concerns about work. The most enjoyable part of the job were the flexible hours.
Independent work environment as long as deadlines are met
Paper Grader/Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – December 28, 2016
Workplace is dependent on your position. As a teaching assistant, a lot of the work is independent, yet deadlines need to be met and you need to put your best effort in fairness when grading. The instructors I worked for were understanding to an extent when I needed extra time to grade, though the grading needed to be completed usually within 4-5 days of getting the homework assignments.
Animal Research Technician (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – January 14, 2017
Large research case loads daily,extremely fast paced and stressful work environment. Employee injuries are very high in this area. Low employee attendance is frequently seen,so the co-workers have to cover the others shift and one's case load is sadly doubled for that day. Needed food supplies for daily husbandry is lacking daily,so one can not complete husbandry needs for their research animals that are needed for the day. The best part working that job is the continued education one can participate in while working at the University of Minnesota if they choose too.
Ability to continue ones education
High parking cost and high union fees and daily heavy work schedules
Secretary of Thai Student Association (Former Employee) – University of Minnesota – December 27, 2016
Throughout my college years, working with UofM made my college life complete. I learn to be appreciated of the differences. The obvious outcomes for me are responsibility and accountability along with be both independence and interdependence. Goal orientation and self awareness are also crucial. The hardest part of my jobs are being patient but mostly my workplace environment is enjoyable.
Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Department of Mechanical Engineering – December 14, 2016
I have got both Master and PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Minnesota. This is a great university, and great department. We have had great faculties who are talented in both their respect fields, and teaching. I highly recommend future high school graduates and college graduates to consider this school and department.
A portion of the day is spent answering emails and putting out fires. Major responsibility comes from managing communication flows in sales-force, generating reports, and maintaining programs such as ApplyYourself, ImageNow and Perceptive Content.
Great health benefits and retirement programs
No professional development or career development options. No advancement options
There's truly nothing better than being a part of a success story. There's nothing better than being able to help change or alter someone's life. This position I felt was almost like giving back. I wanted other students to have a very similar effect with this program that I had. It was a beautiful thing.
The university of Minnesota is a great place to work when it comes to student part-time work. They understand that students have a busy life, and that they have many things to do all the time. They are easy going when it comes to mid-terms and other things that subtends have. Management is well organized.
Program Assitant (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – December 26, 2016
I really enjoyed working for the University of Minnesota everyone was full of cheer. The managers were very respectful to employees and would help employees if they needed to. Everyone works as a team to get daily task done on the job. Great place to work.
OFFICE ASSISTANT (Current Employee) – St. Paul, MN – November 21, 2016
Student jobs are very accommodating and the employers I've had have really cared about my well-being, in general and school-wise. The supervisors I've had have cared about the university a lot, and I've learned a lot of great customer service techniques.
Principal Office and Admin Spec (1826) (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – August 26, 2016
Each work day provided new opportunities to learn new things and to trouble shoot various needs as they came up. I was able to learn and train to use various applications as well as apply those skills to my job requirements. I had amazing co-workers and great students and faculty to assist over the years with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. The hardest part of my job was finding a quiet place and time to focus on detailed tasks during the busy times. However, I was able to to always manage to get my required tasks finished along with many other things as they came along. The best part of my job was assisting all the current and incoming graduate students over the years as they completed their studies.
Training and education opportunities
Advancement opportunities with each department as staff
Security Field Supervisor (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 3, 2016
If you're a night owl or someone that likes to explore, this is the perfect place for you. Not only do you get a great amount of homework down during a desk shift, but you'll learn so much more about the history of the campus.
Life as a graduate student. Lots of mud and memories.
Grad Student of Entomology (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – July 29, 2016
I had a fun time working there, the people were so so very nice and friendly. I was accepted into the group almost immediately. The hours are very long,and since its a salary job, it doesn't matter if you work 40 hours or 95 hours a week.