Receptionist (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – September 16, 2013
When I first got hired, I got hired as a filler receptionist, which meant I filled in the rest of the hours that were needed. That consisted of 17 hours a week in addition to the job I currently worked at Chili's and being a full-time student. Being a receptionist at the Sanger Learning Center meant clocking in students with numbered pins to either Math, Physics, or Chemistry tutoring. We helped out with printing out hand-outs, running errands to other buildings, or projects that were assigned by our boss. I became more familiar with Word and Excel and commercial printers. It was a nice job to have and my co-workers were other students with the same goal in mind: getting work done in a timely manner. The hardest part of the job really was just getting studying in because clocking students in could entail in reading the same paragraph for a while. The best part of the job really were the people. Creating good healthy relationships is always rewarding.
Got to study, meet new people, easy to get shifts covered
Having worked for the University for the past decade, I can confirm that it is a great place to work and there is a lot of opportunity to learn and develop professionally. I am grateful for my time at UT.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 17, 2017
I worked at UT as an undergraduate research assistant, so there was no pay. Hours I worked were pretty flexible, but may depend on who you work for. I learned a lot of skills that I will continue to use.
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 15, 2017
Multiple qualified people frequently get passed over for unqualified friends or associates. Low pay with no raise schedule on the horizon due to State budget constraints. However, the positives are very relaxed environment with decent insurance. Parking is a nightmare unless you make $100,000+
Free food at events, insurance packages, can move to other departments easily
Parking, political environment, incompetence in management positions across the university
Depending on how involved you want to be, there are many work-study jobs you can apply for with flexible hours. I had a great time as an Advanced Academic Assistant for the pharmacy students while I was in pharmacy school
Very little room for advancement, Poor hourly for Austin and little to no training
Mechanic (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – June 7, 2017
Great place to work after you retire. The pays decades behind the cost of living in Austin. Almost all the equipment to be serviced is obsolete and all the good employees are looking to leave or already have. Management wants more for less and each year they dismantle your benefits. If you're sick, old or dying this is the place for you.
pension, 401 and healthcare. All of which are changing for the worse
After clocking in, a typical day begins with helping students answering questions about Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer (for the most part). Sometimes I would get questions about After Effects or Photoshop. In regards to Premiere or AVID, the questions usually ranged around the exporting/ importing options and what to specifically choose to achieve the best outcome when finalizing their video. Other times, questions ranged from every aspect of the program. If I did not know the answer to the question, I would sit with them and figure it out until I knew the answer. If I could not personally answer the question, I contacted my supervisor so they could come in and personally problem-solve the solution with us.
The hardest part of the job, but also the most enjoyable, would be finding out the answer to a student's question that I did not know at the given time. There have been plenty of instances in which a student ran into a very specific problem that I have never seen before, but I was able to sit with them and problem-solve the program until I figured out the solution. This also became the most rewarding part of the job as well.
After holding this position for quite some time, this job has easily become my favorite job I have had so far in life. Earlier jobs included many years serving at various restaurants, as well as cashier experience at retail stores. However, as an editing proctor, I have had so much fulfillment learning new ways to tackle Premiere or AVID and problem-solving new situations in these programs. This was an everyday instance.
As far as managementmore... goes, my supervisors were my favorite bosses that I have ever had. They were fun, easy to speak to, and were fantastic at helping me and other students when certain questions had gone to something near-impossible to answer. And for that, I thank them immeasurably because of the experience I was able to take away from that position. I will definitely miss this job when the summer ends, and hope to continue looking for a job as a full-time editor.less
Amazing experience in AVID, Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop
FOUNDER, Moja Tu Club (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 25, 2017
Ordinary college club environment. Was started for a great cause that still is flourishing today via Moja Tu (proper) - learned so much about a wonderful organization and got to work with some amazing people.
dedicated work environment encouraging hard work and caring
Student Support (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 25, 2017
As a place of work, UT was full of energy, compassion, and inclusion. The job culture encouraged productivity and progress while giving everybody the chance to contribute in their own capacity to the advancement of the program.
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 24, 2017
If you are in a position of staff the job opportunities and possibility for advancement directly correlate with the degrees you have. There are constraints placed upon UT by the State and Local Government that often hinder the progression needed to actually help students.