A typical day at work as a student and employee at ASU
Enrollment Advisor (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 13, 2019
It was very nice to work for ASU as a student (worker) and go to school at the same time. It was very convenient to work part time or when needed. The events on campus was always fun got free ASU gear and Free Food. The experience to be on campus and feel the Sun devil spirit while working with students, colleagues, staff, deans and professors made work worth while. The culture is so diverse! It would be good place for a person looking to work in Academics and Education.
Can go to work and go to class on campus, easy commute to the light rail and Shuttles
short lunch breaks, have to deal with upset students and parents with their financial aid and enrolling in classes
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – January 7, 2019
I was so excited to be a part of a newly created department at ASU. Our purpose was to streamline the evaluation of out of state (potential) transfer courses to ASU for equivalency. We started out with 6 employees and quickly grew in the three years. Once again, I was honored to be tasked with the training and onboarding of our new employees. I was also tasked with training faculty on how to evaluate upper divisions courses for equivalency in the Arizona Course Equivalency Tracking System (ACETS). I was also responsible for training other faculty on how to prepare for their annual statewide discipline-specific meetings with their colleagues from all the other statewide higher education institutions.
Business Manager Sr. (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – November 19, 2018
ASU is a great place to work if you have a good manager. Extremely busy everyday. Budget cutbacks caused more workload for our Department but no additional funding. ASU provides many opportunities for obtaining training for staff and staff are required to take training classes every year. The Human Resouces Department is awesome and provides many resources for employees.
Educator - Financial Aid Specialist (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – December 18, 2018
Worst place I've ever worked! The CEO is a joke and the management team sucks! If you're looking to grow with a company, you won't find that at ASU...employees even have to pay for parking. My parking was 120 dollars per month. And, they have a mandatory forced pension....12 percent out of your check, every two weeks. I couldn't afford to work there any longer. Lol.
great accomplishment of having students learn something each class. productive
Faculty Associate, Department of English (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – November 15, 2018
love to work at University settings where teaching is enjoyable and great to see how much students could learn from my instruction/ classes. The hardest part of the job is to grade so many paper drafts with very limit time
Copy Editor (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – September 19, 2018
I made a point to work while in college, usually at the university itself. I worked at the school newspaper and in the tutoring center, and everyone assured me it would look great on my resume. The truth is, I don't think employers in the real world care about student jobs. The other discouraging thing is it is hard to get a reference from your job, since the turnaround is so high. If an employer called up the writing center at ASU now, nobody would know who I am to give me a recommendation, because everyone who worked there when I did has graduated and moved on.
Student Web Developer (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – November 26, 2018
ASU provides a lot of benefits and gives you a lot of freedom without having pressure placed upon you. Typically, I would go to my desk and just pick up a project or complete the current one I was working on. The people are friendly, the environment is quiet, and everybody is willing to help each other out.
Student Worker (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 21, 2018
I was employed as a student worker and have to say it has been my best job yet. All of the faculty members were very caring and there to help anyone and everyone they could. It made it a fun and easy place to get work done and I found myself not being able to wait to get in to work.
Manager (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – November 15, 2018
Benefits these days are expensive even when offered by employers. While ASU's salary rates may not be as high as industry's, they make up for it with excellent benefits packages. Tuition is free for employees and spouses, greatly discounted for dependents, and health care is cheap!
Engaging work environment with plenty of networking opportunities.
Fulton MAKE Leader (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – August 29, 2018
As a Fulton MAKE Leader my hours were not consistent. Typical work weeks would go anywhere from 3 hour work days to sometimes 10-12 depending on events the school would put on. When events were not present, I would work in inventory and planning. When events were scheduled, I would work setup and engagement with guests and attendees. This job was helpful in learning how to effectively engage in local community events as well as create an exciting atmosphere for attendees of the university's recruitment and student engagement events.
Flexible work hours, courteous of full time school schedule.
Could only work 20 hours max per week due to university constraints on student employment.
Accountant Senior (Former Employee) – FDM Business Operations – August 29, 2018
Would begin reviewing accounts and make sure nothing was posted erroneously. Management would check weekly on status of transfers or entries. Many employees would complain about the low pay. I really enjoyed working in my position. Really enjoyed working directly with my Director and Associate Director.
Research Intern-Construction Management (Former Employee) – Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe – August 14, 2018
The typical day starts by planning my tasks for the day and dividing them on the available time. I start research for the first project then I meet with the masters student with whom I work on the second project. Also, I learn new coding language and read about statistical analysis and then meet with the co-working PhD student. Once a week I meet with the hosting professor to explain my findings and to get new tasks on board. Also, by the end of the internship I prepared a presentation that showed all my research data findings and analysis.
Technical Support (Former Employee) – Tempe – September 22, 2018
ASU is a great place to work, the people, the culture and the many opportunities make it a fun and rewarding workplace. They offer very generous benefits and some of the best healthcare services available.
Great environment, good work/life balance, great benefits
Parking is expensive and not convenient to walk to the office
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – September 9, 2018
A typical day at work consists of coming in and going to my office area. Once settled I would go to my mentors/coworkers and ask for tasks. I learned quite a bit about how clerical work and had to take care of the front desk operations at times. Management was great and the workplace was like a family setting.
Systems Support Analyst I (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – September 25, 2018
As far as IT is concerned, the pay is much better in the private sector. But, it is hard to beat the benefits and job stability at ASU. Promotion and advancement are largely based on politics, so be prepared to wait a while to advance. Also, pay raises are rare and do not cover COL increases.