Adjunct Professor (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – June 27, 2016
I held an adjunct professor position for one semester. I learned a lot about the Blackboard interface and had the opportunity to teach a hybrid graduate course. The experience was priceless and it was great to be able to reach students living in some of Vermont's most remote areas, enabling them to attain their graduate degree with minimal trips to campus.
Technology knowledge increased, able to use my communication skills for distance learning and teaching.
Some management issues, others would critique as favoritism, I would deem conflict of good communication. Overall a good place to work.
Given paper work on what needs to be worked on, and then you did it. Usually you already knew what needed to be done, working on things for a week or month in preparation. Or other small things are the same you do each week.
Management had the best interest to make the company money and stuck to policy with little leniency, but have never seen an employee be hurt. Any issues are due to employee drama/personal disagreements and always handled well. Flexible scheduling but no room for advancement,
Postdoctoral Associate (Current Employee) – Burlington, VT, USA – June 2, 2016
I am carrying out research on pulmonary inflammation and fibrosis. Typically, I work in the lab where I perform various scientific experiments. I learned the approach, design and execution of scientific experiments. Moreover, I evolved as experienced researcher with the capabilities of becoming independent researcher. Management is wonderful and mentor is supportive and inspires to achieve more things in research. My co-workers are awesome and we work as a group and we do arrange outings once in a while, which keeps us a strong team. I do not see anything as hard in the present job, except that I am missing my family in India. The most enjoyable part of the job is well organized lab, co-operative colleagues and inspiring mentor.
Help Desk Technician (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – March 16, 2015
It's been a while since I worked there as a help desk technician in the computer labs, and while it was convenient to work at school while I was attending UVM, it was also very poorly compensated. However, it was just an entry-level position and was part of a work/study program, so I don't really have experience working in the higher-levels of UVM. However, UVM is a large organization, and whenever you have a large organization it loses the personal feel and there are many inefficiencies.
Easy commute and I was able to work with friends and colleagues
Low compensation and not many advancement opportunities given it was work/study
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – September 23, 2014
Doing logistics for the Shortcourse in Agroecology, field work in Chiapas Mexico logistics and surveys, scheduling suppliers. I learned about Agroecology, Food Security, Coffee cooperatives. The director of the program is a very capable person who cares about his people. My co-workers were very helpful, and professional. The hardest part of the job dealing with all students needs during the course. The most enjoyable was learning about food processes in a sustainable way, also working with the cooperative in Mexico was very fulfilling
Barista and Cashier (Current Employee) – Burlington, VT – May 25, 2016
Henderson's Cafe is a stimulating work environment, and I am always motivated to go to my shifts. I have gained a great deal of customer service skills, as well as how to work at the cash register and handle money, cleaning, and item stock.
I graduated the University of Vermont in the Spring of 2016, majoring in environmental engineering. The program was excellent and I developed a strong interest in hydraulics/hydrology and water remediation.
Busy, high volume biochemistry research department Lab/office
Office/Program Support Generalist (Current Employee) – Burlington, VT – November 12, 2015
Superior multitasking talents, with the ability to manage multiple high-priority assignments and develop solutions to challenging business problems. Computer expertise, with proficiency in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Broad-based experience covering a full spectrum of administrative duties, including executive support, office management, billing/invoicing, payroll administration, customer care, account management, database administration, document preparation, travel/meeting coordination and project/program support.
Lab based work on water samples; biological oxygen demand tests, turbidity tests, suspended solids, total suspended solids, e. coli culture tests and conductivity.
Work with YSI probes reading nitrate, ammonium, pH, temperature and dissolved oxygen on site.
Learned a great deal about lab studies, research and basic lab procedures. Gained immense knowledge on the working of the ecomachines system - this includes the construction of it, the functionality, the flux of nutrients and the processes that take place to cleanse wastewater.
great learning experience, great networking experience
Was a student employee so not accurate. However, I loved my experience with my research lab. Everyone was great. At my lab I increased my knowledge in Molecular Biology. I also was able to grow withing my work invironment and manage a lab
Overal my time at UVM was well spend. I learned a great amount about community organizing. in a typical day answered phones, Managed student Library, made/ order copies of student information pamphlets, Organized, and marketed Student events such as the weekly Sisterhood Circle and the annual V-Day Campaign.
Custodial Worker (Former Employee) – THE JAMES JEFFORDS BUILDING – June 23, 2015
My typical day at work is doing daily cleaning. Some times talking to students and co workers.Working around people you get to know them. My co workers were all great people.I worked with a lot of people from other countries and learned about the way they live. There was nothing hard about my job I liked every thing about it. I liked doing almost every thing and learning other things
THEY WOULD GIVE THEIR EMPLOYEES FREE LUNCHES TO SHOW GOOD OF A JOB EVERTONE DOES
This was a work-study job that my university offered to me and other students that qualify for work-study.
A typical day at work consisted of the consultant sitting at the main desk until or if one of the students using the computers needed assistance. Also, we must make sure that all supplies including ink and paper for the printer, are available when needed and if there are any technical difficulties with either the printer and/or the computers, we must contact our boss as soon as possible so that the problem may be fixed.
Also, the consultant who had the opening shift, must put in the proper passcode when opening the lab to turn off the alarm. After o Likewise, the consultant that closed the computer lab at the end of the last shift of the day, had the responsibility of closing the lab properly by putting in the correct passcode to turn on the alarm when leaving the lab. Prior to setting the alarm, the consultant must make sure that all computers are turned off properly and that nothing is missing or out of place.