Everyday is a different day. Every morning I can see everyone's face with smile, and kindly to say good morning. The most happy thing is when I help students solve their problems. I learned to be hard, to be honest, to be nice, no excuse from our office workers. The hardest part is the Spanish Language. An office worker, she always teaches me a few words when she see me, even though some words I cannot remember always. I am very enjoy my job, they give me a lot help. I really appreciate it.
As a camp counselor I was able to learn a lot about myself and have a great time working with an amazing staff. Make sure you're serious about the work, taking care of the kids, and being responsible and a team player.
Very good experience to learn and gather experience by the hand of great professionals.
Having a hands-on with projects has been a very illustrative experience that I have been having so far. The supervisors are very committed not only to deliver great quality projects but also to make you enhance and strengthen your abilities as a professional.
After 12 years at the University of Miami, I was recruited at FIU--it was a terrible experience.
Advisor (Former Employee) – Main Campus – October 4, 2018
The morale is low and the push to graduate students by the metrics to secure additional state funding is very intense. The needs of the student come second to the needs of the school for additional dollars.
Additionally, it is very much a 'state job' mentality--nepotism is rampant and it is very political.
I still work in higher education, an area I love, and I would gladly return to UM, but I would NEVER work at FIU again.
State employee benefits
Bad morale, nepotism, poor management, run for profits not students
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.