I enjoyed my time working at TAMUK. I was able to work all kinds of jobs in the same building ranging from Subway to a front desk receptionist where I answered phone calls from students and a game room where there were pool tables and ping pong. I was able to interact with many people. I made a lot of friends, gained a lot of social skills and networking connections. My job was fulfilling and also convenient, as my management worked around my hectic student schedule.
As a student the initial days went on finding the best possible courses that could help me land a job of my intention. As a result I had chose Digital Image processing through which I was able prove my knowledge and interest for Autonomous diving. Thus was chosen as TA for the course in preceding semester.
Student Worker (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 3, 2018
I feel the work environment can be more efficient, but obviously it is just a regular office work method there. Even I don't have anything to do now, you have to wait because you have to make an appointment first!
Educational position with the ability to increase my own understanding of organic chemistry.
Grader for Organic Chemistry II (Former Employee) – Galveston, TX – July 19, 2018
In my position as a grader, I would collect the recent assignments from the professor and compete them. I would then grade the students assignments and put them in the online grade book. I learned that grading assignments is extremely helpful in relearning the material. Most paper grading took place at home, and the hardest part of my job was deciphering the students' handwriting. My favorite part of my job was reinforcing myself with organic chemistry knowledge.
Adjunct Professor / Lecturer for Geosciences (Current Employee) – Kingsville, TX – July 19, 2018
Long hours of Lecture Preparation, preparing PPT's and Lecture Outlines for students. Asked to teach extra courses and to voluntarily teach (no compensation) some courses with low enrollment. Not guarnteed future employment semsester to semester. Asked to give up courses of mine that students signed in for to upper level Phd's.
Really enjoyed teaching Geocsiences and Astronomy to entry level students and non-majors, opening their minds to the complexities of our Earth and it place in the Solar System and Universe. I brought 40+ years of practical Geological experience to the classroom and encouraged students to pursue careers in the Oil & Gas Industry. Really proud of several of our Geology graduates who have pursued these careers and gotten jobs right after graduation.
Satisfaction of educating students in the Geosciences
No guarantee of future employment based solely on enrollment numbers
Adminstrative Coordinator/Manager (Current Employee) – College Station, TX 77843 – July 13, 2018
TAMU is a great place. However, since I've been here, the benefits are decreasing. Also, we have to pay for a parking spot. Which it increases every year. When they give a % merit raise, it's gone because of the increase in parking. Management in our dept needs to be revamped. People are taking advantage of benefits.
Facilities and Events Intern (Current Employee) – College Station, TX – July 13, 2018
Short term position, unpaid. Was a good experience overall, more manual labor then actually learning about event operations and facility management. I wish there was more hands on in actually learning about the management of facilities
Research Technician (Former Employee) – College Station, TX – July 12, 2018
Great job for a summer internship. There was no management around for the summer. We had a goal of working on the communications to drive a mobile platform in space for an organization of NASA. This never finished to project.
Administrative Associate IV (Current Employee) – Kingsville, TX – July 12, 2018
I would have to say the most enjoyable part of my job was being able to work with such great faculty and students. Being a student is not easy. It can be a very stressful time, especially when students have to work and go to school. I am here to help them in any way I can so they do not give up on their career goals.
New Student & Family Program - Interpreter (Current Employee) – College Station, TX – July 7, 2018
They're very flexible with your schedules because they are fully aware most if not all of their employees are students. Benefits are that you can have very important people writing you a recommendation letter.