Neural Systems Research Lab technitian (Current Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – February 25, 2013
Pros: productive environment, and great mentor
A typical day would involve changing the medium in which the neuron cells were growing. Then I would study the cells under a microscope and record what was observed. Once that was done I would either, do some research on the neurons or work on some code for my other projects.
Graduate Assistant/Department Aide (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – February 11, 2013
I worked here for the time I was a student. The professors were wonderful and willing to have you help with anything. I got a wide range of experience and even was asked to help review a textbook for one of my professors, whetting my thirst for the publishing industry.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – January 16, 2013
WMU was an excellent opportunity for an undergraduate student to get experience working directly with experienced professors in a laboratory setting. WMU is a great company to work for, the schedule was flexible and the knowledge and experience gained was invaluable to my career.
Front desk attendant (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – December 26, 2012
Cons: it was a short contract
At the front desk i had to deal with lots of people who were new on campus where they expected me to deal with their questions. I had to be on the phone for most of my time either calling maintenance, or my bosses for wrong keys issued to a room. The response i received from my bosses was quick and showed their dedication to the task.
Doctoral Researcher (Current Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – October 31, 2012
I learned a lot about biology in general. Teaching was a great experience, and the department was excellent. The only thing I wish was different is the average funding level in the labs and equipment availability.
Front Desk Assistant (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – August 28, 2012
Everyday i would first come in to store the residents mail and distribute the mail to the residents. I answered the telephone when needed and provided daily customer service. I cleaned up my area daily and made sure everything would be in place. I learned how to be a better friendly me while on the job and enjoyed meeting new people.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – July 30, 2012
As a teaching assistant you are depended on to teach labs and lectures. In so doing, you are required to design, present, and grade material for a number of students ranging from 24-60. This is great experience, but when combined with the requirements for lab time that you need to do as a grad student in order to graduate, it can be very demanding. – more... Overall I've enjoyed this time, learned a lot about teaching, and grown in my ability to relate to others. – less
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – May 22, 2012
Responsible for deploying/maintaining/troubleshooting hardware infrastructure (server, workstation and CISCO devices), software implement and configuration for entire virtual training environment (VTE), and assisting senior students in completing their hands-on lab assignments or E-Firm projects from the training program of companies. I have learned – more... to configure CISCO devices and deploy the configuration of servers and clients in network topology. I have my own free time when I've done with my work, so my supervisor does not ask me how many hours I work in a day. The most enjoyable part of the job is that there is challenge in the job. Need to create virtual training environment for E-Firm project from the training program of a company. The hardest part of the job is to maintain hardware infrastructure, upgrade systems/software, or deploy a different virtual training environment. – less
Flexible work environment with many intelligent and knowledgable people to work with
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Kalamazoo, MI – May 2, 2012
-Being a recent undergraduate student I've learned teaching is not as easy from a professors perspective -There is not a typical day at work, just typical times to meet for class -I hope that when I'm done with my master's degree that I will be able to work with my co-workers in the future. -The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing a student learn – more... (that epiphany moment when they have learned something new) – less