Being a teaching assistant to my professor, it is always good to learn new things and softwares. I used to teach labs for the students which include multibody modelling softwares like ADAMS and MADYMO.
Learning softwares, Teaching Students makes me to gain more knowledge
Program Assistant (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – June 22, 2016
TRIO-Educational Opportunity Centers Program Provide assistance to adults using the Technology Resource Center and Lab Provide Intake assistance for adults who walk-in or call-ins for EOC services. Assist adults with FAFSA and College application on-line submission. Facilitate various computer based learning labs and open labs. Assist with front desk reception duties. Assist with general office duties as assigned.
Associate Director of Facilities and Maintenance (Current Employee) – Wichita, KS – May 31, 2016
Responsible for daily operations of the Office of Housing and Residence Life facilities and serves as a resource for the students, faculty, staff, and administration of the University and surrounding community. Supervises professional, support, and paraprofessional staff. Work effectively with a wide range of constituents within a diverse community. Manage the day-to-day housekeeping and maintenance of all housing facilities along with managing facilities projects, renovation and construction responsibilities to include: planning, bidding, specification preparations, oversight, and renovation budget management. Oversee security cameras, key inventory, shuttle bus program, and participate in staff training and student recruitment events. Oversee payroll and other personnel matters for facilities areas. Responsible for staff recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of up to 15 full-time, classified housekeeping and maintenance staff, two part-time staff, classified shuttle bus drivers and over 10 student assistants. Work collaboratively with staff to develop annual goals, preventative maintenance schedules, and capital replacement schedules. On-call 24/7 for crisis management; participates with campus committees, makes presentations, handles department assessments and report writing for University Database. Handles other duties assigned by the Director of Housing and Residence Life as needed.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – May 19, 2016
A day would start at the lab and ends at the same lab. i have learned the approach to a project, troubleshooting the problems and tabulating the results and analyzing the results. after the experiment was done i have to submit the results to my professor and have to get a feedback from him. getting the resources is the hardest part in my job. it was always fun to know the new topic and new technology which u were never aware of.
Assistant Director (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – April 20, 2016
The university is a good place to work in general. The pay is not very high. The President is new since I left so I do not know how the culture has changed. Some supervisors are great and some are really not.
Positive job culture as a general place
lower pay, not much recourse if you have a problem
Supervising librarian (Former Employee) – Off Site – March 17, 2016
I served as a teacher supervisor for the library media certification program at Wichita State University. This entailed completing paperwork, overseeing students teaching progress and evaluating their performance over a number of weeks.
My teaching experience has taught me that I can use different approaches to reach and help all students do their best, because each learns differently. Any good, sensitive teacher does so intuitively. I want to tailor my teaching to the needs of my students, while maintaining learning discipline with the help of a good basic structure from a good text book. I teach listening, speaking, writing, reading, and grammar. I teach the beginning class by explaining the structure in English. As the students progress, I switch to French and incorporate more and more of what they have learned as a reinforcement. As I grew up in Switzerland, where four national languages are spoken, and in Italy (3+ spoken languages), I can incorporate every day my own first hand experience and cultures, besides the cultures of many other francophone countries. When I think of culture, I mean current and past lifestyles, topography, climate, art, architecture, music, food, traditions, and so much more. For this purpose, I hope to use all media available to me in the classroom, especially the internet. I strive to instill the passion, the fun, and the joy of learning and communicating in another language. I want my students to recognize the advantages and endless possibilities, and to broaden their horizons. As in their other classes, my students are learning that it takes commitment, hard work and endurance, with lasting results.
The hardest challenge: Trying to fit all I want to teach into the short time I get to spend time with my students.
What i learned: As I gather more experience, I alsomore... learn from mistakes and change my approaches at an ongoing basis, because the world changes continually, and we must go along with it and keep adapting and be part of the change, but also to keep my job interesting formy own continued learning every day.less
Working with people and teaching them is very rearding job.
No health insurance or job security; subject to student enrollment
Shocker Hall Desk Assistant (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – December 27, 2015
Short hours can't work more than 8- 9 hours at a time How things get categorized with maintenance requests, programs they use for intramural and games and, how to communicate to get something done the way you would like it done Coworkers can be flaky since its college and creates a lot of problems, pay is minimum wage and they will not pay more at entry level jobs Hardest part is dealing with the college students because the hours for picking up stuff is to a regular day when the students live there 24/7 enjoyable part is meeting so many new people and getting to know their backgrounds
As a graduate teaching assistant at Wichita State University I have learned a lot about myself and about geology by presenting lectures and helping with labs. The freedom to put all of this together on my own and the way that i prefer has really allowed me to learn and grow as a geologists.
Wichita State University is one of the largest school in Kansas. The work environment is really nice here. People are very cooperative and social. Because of the enormity of giant aerospace companies like Spirit, Cessna, Bombardier etc., most of the job opportunities are based on aircraft parts manufacturing and assembling.
Less work pressure, Good benefits, Helpful colleagues
A typical days involved meeting a student and helping the understand the subject they were trying to learn on a one on one atmosphere. I learned that there are a lot of different people out there some are better at some subjects then other but all have a desire to improve themselves and want to remember more from their classes.