PR Commissioner and Student-Major Rep (Former Employee) – Seaside, CA – May 15, 2018
A typical day of work involved implementing social media campaigns. More often than not, there was some more form of student-advocacy that was done. Usually, there was some event that required teamwork and leadership in order to execute the task. I learned how to organize events. The hardest part of the job would the occasional lack of organization, while the best part of the job was the flexible hours.
Educational Talent Search Peer Advisor (Former Employee) – Seaside, CA – April 14, 2018
Good place to build a professional foundation being a student assistant. A typical day at work would be in the office or at my school site meeting with students. I learned about work culture here. I learned the negative and positive. The hardest part of the job was the culture and the department I worked for was very must about "who you know" which can make it challenging.
Academic Leader (Former Employee) – Greenfield, CA – March 28, 2018
A typical day consisted of attending classes and providing students with help in the subjects of Math and English. As well as provide tutoring sessions for students after school. The management was fairly reasonable, we were provided tasks and had to report back on our progress at the end of the day. The most enjoyable aspect of the job was witnessing a change in students academic interest.
Student Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA – February 19, 2018
A typical day would consist of travelling to different bodies of water and collecting samples. We'd spend up to 5 hours driving around Carmel Valley collecting before driving back to the lab to run various tests.
CSUMB has its quirks but is an overall great place to work
Marketing & Communications Manager (Current Employee) – Seaside, CA – November 1, 2017
As a newer university, CSUMB is an interesting place to work. While not all procedures are as ironed out as anyone would like, this does cut down on the bureaucracy (sometimes... in other cases, it increases it), and allows each employee to make a real difference to the direction of the organization. Most employees are kind, collaborative, and have a willing spirit to work hard to improve the student experience. While it is a job, and there are definitely things to complain about, on the whole I am very proud to be a CSUMB Otter and would recommend it to almost anyone.
Flexible hours, understanding management, opportunities for advancement and professional development, working for a good cause
Siloed departments, not many smooth/developed processes & procedures for even basic functions, outdated systems
Staff (Former Employee) – Marina, CA – September 27, 2017
I worked with CSUMB's international student department for their orientation week as a tour guide and document-checker and it was a wonderful first job! They're clear about their expectations and instructions, they keep you updated whenever anything changes, and they help when you seem confused. If you're a student or have never had a job before, I highly recommend signing up to help out with an event like this.
Student Center Operations Assistant (Former Employee) – Seaside, CA – September 20, 2017
there is one of 2 speeds, either extremely busy or extremely slow. Work primarily with college students. It is located in the same building as Starbucks so during breaks many of will go there. Good place to start off your career in the business world.
CSUMB Library Cafe Barista (Former Employee) – Monterey, CA – August 22, 2017
A very fast paced job, requires attention to detail, excellent customer service, multi-tasking, teamwork and problem solving. I learned how to make all types of different coffee shop drinks, I learned how to time manage, prioritize tasks, execute orders quickly during rushes, and professional customer service skills. The hardest part about this job was that it was rush hour all day, so if you didn't work well under pressure then you slowed the team down. The most enjoyable part of this job was interacting, helping and meeting so many new people during shifts.