RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee), Los Angeles – August 27, 2015
Pros: Cutting edge research
Cons: Being a graduate student is a monastic and impoverished lifestyle.
Being a graduate student at USC is a difficult path. You are expected to produce original research, write papers, attend conferences and teach. The upside is the autonomy involved provides you with the opportunity to customize your experience.
Athlete (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – August 23, 2015
Was a student athlete at USC, this was not a job all though it felt like it was. had to make sure I kept up with my education and the clubs I participated in while still being an athlete and traveling. Was hard and really had to utilize time management skills. Important because it taught me to utilize time management skills better and develop more skills for being an athlete.
Material Handler (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – August 9, 2015
A typical day is delivering and processing packages. I've learned how to sort, process, deliver packages, use of postal service machinery. Management is always avaliable to ask questions and available to help in any areas of the dock. My co-workers are amazing to work with. I enjoy when we all work as a group and everyone shares a part of it. Dealing with the faculty and students of the University. We try to be a professional as possible. Seeing and having lunch with Alumni's and trustees of the University who come by just to visit makes it a enjoyable time and spending time with my co-workers also.
Fun environment where your best is better than the year before
Research Associate (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2015
Cons: graduating and moving from such a wonderful place
In the Ph.D program, the hours were extremely flexible. I would come in at 4 AM sometimes and leave at 8 PM and other days, I would come in at 9 AM and leave whenever my work was done. We could work from home when doing collection of data while having complete access to our boss/mentor. It is a very independent environment where everyone has been given an assignment to which we would meet on the appointed day and discuss our progress. The work environment was very cheerful and upbeat. The most enjoyable part of the job was the cheerful and inviting environment.
Program Director (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – June 30, 2015
The university is very supportive to the students and the employees. The pay and benefits are remarkable, which is a great motivation for all employees at the university. The resources that the university provides for the employees and students are countless. The atmosphere is friendly and very positive.
Operations Changeover Crewman (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CA – June 19, 2015
Pros: Unique Events
I love being challenged, this pushes my limits physically at times. I love it. The management here is the best I worked for the are professional and care about what you're getting out of this position.
Technical Instructor (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – June 15, 2015
I worked for the Viterbi School of Engineering, running their Fab Lab and made a home for myself in the academic environment I found there.
I have done this work for a very long time, and I provided an invaluable service for the students that I interacted with. USC makes a very comfortable place to work. The only complaint that I could make is that they restructured the lab in favor of a new consolidated building which is not completed yet.
Grader (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – June 5, 2015
Typically my work is to grade students' homework and exams. It is a good chance for me to relearn material related to my major. I have a partner who is really nice, I enjoy work with him pretty much. The hardest part of being a grader is to understand how each student think. Because it is very common one question they come up with different method. Also this hardest part is the most enjoyable part, because many of them come up with a really innovative way which are very impressive
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – June 3, 2015
I loved working as an administrative assistant. My boss was great and I always felt like I was a part of a team and I had room to breath, even when the workload got intense. Forward thinking, positive environment with a lot of laughs that only made us more productive.