Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – August 25, 2013
I was responsible for the laboratory portion of human anatomy, which included teaching students and ensuring they excelled in the class. I really enjoyed seeing students understand something that they previously may have struggled with. I felt like I really made an impact on a lot of students, and my student reviews were in agreement with that.
ASSISTANT WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS COACH (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – June 8, 2017
A typical day include training elite athletes and recruiting athletes for the future. I learned about the executive side of sports. The culture at Western Michigan University's Athletic Department was energetic team oriented. The hardest part of the job was having to decide who to cut from the team in the preseason. The best part of the job was sending a well prepared team into competition.
Recruiting, developing elite athletes, the great relationships and competition
Customer/Student Service Representative (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – June 5, 2017
a typical day at work is full of laughs. ready to explore the job and meet the new people who come in and out. its a beautiful thing when you can be the reason a person smile and make their by simply talkisng to them thats the part i enjoyed most
Physician Assistant Department (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 23, 2017
Great place to work. Job security and advancement are uncertain. It can be a few years before a Clinical Specialist is on a tenure track and out of term system which means your job is subject each year to budget.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 22, 2017
A typical day at work consist of preparing Electron Spray Ionization Mass Spectroscopy (ESI-MS) sample, and running the samples through the ESI-MS, cleaning dishes, organizing the lab, keeping my laboratory notebook updated, and assisting the graduate students when they need help.
During my time at this job, I learned how to prepare samples for the ESI-MS and proton and carbon Nuclear Magnetic Resonances (NMRs). I also learned how to analyze the carbon and hydrogen NMRs and ESI-MS.
The management is fair, I have no complaints.
The workplace culture is fun, determined, and motivated.
The hardest part of the job is being in control of my project's progress being an undergraduate with a full class schedule.
The most enjoyable part of the job are meeting new people, attending conferences, and having the experience working on a paper that was published last October.
Free lunches, seminars, guest speakers, watch Master's and PhD defenses
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – May 17, 2017
General office support and faculty support: answer phone calls, emails, order supplies, make copies, and scan documents for faculty and students. Development of new material for courses. Assisted faculty member with a research project; engaged in literature searches.
OIT Helpdesk Student Technician (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 3, 2017
Everyone is very nice and accepting at WMU, Always willing to allow you to learn more and willing to teach. Great work environment. Opportunities to move up do come along as well as opportunities to move to other departments.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – May 1, 2017
I loved being an RA. I was excited from day 1 and wanted to build a community and as soon as residents poured in, I took charge and started building a floor family. It wasn't too difficult considering I had mostly transfer students who were eager to enjoy the res hall life. My hall director was great and I hardly had problems with the job itself. My studies however, did take a hit but that was also in large part because of personal issues.
No definition of hours (on call almost 24/7) since you live where you work
Learning Assistant (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – April 30, 2017
I was contacted to do this job because I have good grades in math, past leadership experience as an Eagle Scout. I was trained by the Math Department to become a Learning Assistant. I was assigned a class, where I would support the professor's learning material and instruction. I also held independent tutoring sessions to review material with students in detail.