Environment in which I was able to grow as a worker and a woman.
Pros: free lunch, gifts, flexible hours, amazing staff, talented students and financial aid assistance.
A typical day at Upward Bound is sitting at the computer updating student's information such as their FCAT scores, GPA, College admissions (if any), test scores and any other applicable information for the purpose of record keeping. I learnt dedication, how to work in a fast paced environment, and how to meet deadlines in 3 days with 200+ student files to update. At times I also set up parties, activities and sent out mail to the parents. If there weren't any tutors available, I stepped in and helped. The most enjoyable part of the job was being around the students and seeing how much life they had. They were so talented and driven, I was simply blown away. I got along with everyone at the job and to this day I can call my supervisors and speak to them about anything.