Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Marina del Rey, CA – October 5, 2015
During the course of this employment tenure, my aptitude increased dramatically in the field of Computer Science with the support of multiple systems along with learning the human side too from greatly varied staff of many backgrounds and interests.
The USC Summer Program is an intensive academic, social, cultural, and recreational experience for Los Angeles county youth and parents.
Academic Coordinator (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 1, 2015
It’s goal is to assist first generations college bound students from economically disadvantaged families to prepare for and succeed in a post-secondary educational program. I learned too be patient, have empathy and leadership skills. Provide assistance with registration and course scheduling, participate in recruitment events on and off campus, provide leadership in organizing, implementing, and evaluating students’ academic progress,student advising; evaluation of transfer credit, review of admissions petitions, issuance of status reports, clearing of seniors for graduation and other student services, coordinate college fairs and organize outreach programs for students and parents, assistance in selecting a major or school of interest, develop programs designed to increase student’s participation in college services, maintains direct contact with students providing academic, personal, and career advising, coordinate off-campus advising services, including developing programs to assist underrepresented students, ensures that all students integrate career and/or life ambitions with knowledge and skills acquired from experiences both in and out of the classroom, responsible for two million dollar departmental budget; researching census data, organized and prepared grant proposal for USC-Upward Bound program.
My co-workers are great we all work together and make sure the our students receive the same opportunities as everyone else. Tutoring, Saturday classes and after school events, we all participated together for the student success.
The hardest part of the job is havingmore... to watch a student choose the wrong road. Seeing their failing grades. No one really cares, but me and the staff. Sometimes there is nothing we can do, but we try with mentoring, social, cultural and recreational experiences.
The most enjoyable part of the job, was watch them over come adversary and finish the university's program. Then they would come to my office and ask for a letter of recommendation, and enroll in a college of their choice. Just watching them succeed and helping the community is a very rewarding experience.less
The culture events, going to plays and concerts, like the Lion King, The Hollywood Bowl and travaling to visit other colleges.
Sometimes you have the responabilty of 40 to 50 minor students. Working long hours, making sure a student is very well behaved. If anyting goes wrong, I would be held totally responable.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Los Angeles – August 27, 2015
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.
Cutting edge research
Being a graduate student is a monastic and impoverished lifestyle.
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.