Career Development Intern (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – September 11, 2018
• Effectively utilized client’s social media and websites • Assisted in creation and distribution of press releases and pitch letters • Built and updated media lists and databases via Excel • Identified and pitched media opportunities and social media influences • Created social media calendars via Excel and micro-social media campaigns
This wasnt a job it was an internship. A typical day at work was filing papers, nice conversations with sociological professors, answering phone calls, assisting people that walked in, making appointments. I learned that professors have a very busy schedule and heavy research work, i also learned that staying after-hours in the office is very common, i learned how to use Excell a lot better.
A typical day at work ranges. Some days are busy depending on the demands of the students. I learnt how to encourage good study habits and solve problems systematically. Management can be a bit sloppy but work times are flexible.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – August 19, 2018
I was an undergraduate researcher at FIU. My advisor was very flexible with my schedule, considering I was taking classes and also worked part-time. Time with the research group was very productive, and I learned basic laboratory skills that prepared me for graduate school.
Very supportive atmosphere. I was able to work while attending the university. The managers communicated great and made me feel valued as a colleague and as an employee. I could rely on my coworkers and it was very family oriented.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – August 13, 2018
This is a young university with many growing pains that need to be addressed as soon as possible. The lack of administrative assistants for faculty results in them being bogged down with paperwork instead of working on bringing in grant funding or conducting research or teaching. Also, nobody knows how to control the temperature of the buildings. They pay to cool the buildings to 60 degrees, and pay to run electric heaters to heat the offices to livable temperatures.
The FIU community is dedicated and supportive to all its members. The time I spent there was spent researching and even though the site was in homestead and off of the main campus my supervisor was always available to help
Manager of Administrative Operations (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – August 4, 2018
All areas/colleges are different. I'm fortunate to have started off in an area where my bosses became mentors and promoted me and encourage me to continue to grow. The University does often hire within, and one can always seek opportunities in other areas to continue to grow. This is also great for employees who are looking for a long term career and the benefits are good. This can be both good and bad, with some employees who do the bare minimum and others are expected to pick up slack. But this is only sometimes and is becoming far and few between.
A typical day at work would be interact and assist with students and guests who are lost. Help other employees with clerical tasks such as organizing files, writing and sending emails, data entry, keeping inventory of office supplies, and helping set up conference rooms for events and/or meetings.
Events with free food, free health checks, discounts throughout all FIU
this is a excellent institutions, that let the employees grown. For my this is a amazing places were we can work, with respect,and with excellent benefits. I which that i should be a part of this again.