As a volunteer I was just trying to help out as much as I could. But I realized it was more than I originally expected. But no complaints. Still was a great experience. The staff coach and I were in charge of 15 athletes and that group scored the most points out of any event on the team at the conference championship. We were all happy with how the year went. Unfortunately, there's not enough room in the budget to add another person on staff so if I will be a volunteer if I decide to help again next year.
Free equipment, nike shoes and team apparel, free access to the weight room and training facilities, free travel to meets, meal money while traveling, resume builder
Overall a ok place to study. A great place to live.
Research Assistant in Medical Sciences (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – August 24, 2016
Low living expenses is a huge gain in working and studying in USF. The living condition is very nice with little monthly rate compare to other big cities while Tampa has all the other middle-sized city to offer. Great beach and little traffic. A very nice place to live.
The school wasn't too tough and a lot of people wok in their job here for more than 5 years.
Colleagues are generally nice and conscientious.
I would recommend this place.
Low living expenses. Good living condition. A generally good place to work
Low educational quality. You won't be able to learn a lot.
This involved waking up at around 6:30 or 7 am to help set up activities for the kids throughout the day. Later in the morning, I would coach my group of kids and around noon escort them to the campus cafeteria. After lunch, they would be escorted to their rooms for a break or nap and then escorting them back to the soccer fields to start another practice session in the day. Later in the evening, the practice session would end and the kids were escorted back to their rooms were pizza was distributed and candy and drinks were sold at a concession. At this point around 11 pm, all the kids were in their room and we would have the same schedule again for the next day.
These camps were held in the summer at the University of South Florida.
They were very good about working with your schedule until a lot of student drivers quit. They were very short staffed. Co-workers were nice, and most of the supervisors were nice. It was a laid back job but there wasn't an opportunity to grow. There were no benefits being a student driver and your pay maxed out at 9.50 after a year, which is significantly less for CDL drivers in other areas.
Assistant Director (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – July 7, 2016
The bureaucracy of this university is greater than others and leading edge thoughts and practices are implemented at a slow pace. Pay rates are lower than all other universities in FL and salaries compared to national rates are one level below position.
Academic Coordinator (Former Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – June 1, 2016
Awful. Revolving door of administrators. No one knows or cares what anyone else does. Lots of personality cults. No administrative accountability. Employees are afraid to go to HR. No oportunities for career growth or advancement. No raises. Morale is horrible. Great benefits but lousy pay. Not worth it.
low pay, no advancement, adminstrators completely self involved
Academic Writing Tutor (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – May 31, 2016
I learned how to:
• Break down complex subjects into easy to understand terms • Tutor in a way that teaches methods for future self-reliance, rather than just giving the answer • Work effectively with students with diverse learning needs, ages, and cultural backgrounds
I loved working closely with other graduate teaching assistants but also enjoyed the opportunity to complete tasks specific to my own classes. Lesson planning, conveying material, and grading offered a fun and exciting challenge for me.
Learning environment for undergrad/post-grad volunteers to gain much needed research experience
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – May 10, 2016
The undergraduate research position was one that could be pursued for credit or as a volunteer. You were allowed to express interest in the work you wanted to focus on, within the research field of the lab you worked in. I chose to work with allometry and general up-keep of the organisms needed for main experiments.
As this was a volunteer leadership position, it was very good to get some experience outside of my customer service line. The university could have been more help in getting my student org to grow, but this is to be expected.