Working with undergraduate students in a lab setting was great experience for graduate students who are considering careers in education. Training for teaching assistant positions could be improved, where much of the experience is learned on the job.
Overall, the University of S.C. is a great place to work.
Business Manager (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – February 26, 2018
Your work experience at the University of South Carolina will depend upon the department in which you are hired. Some of the departments have an environment in which the culture is team-oriented, which is really nice. Other departments may have a culture where it's all about an individual, as opposed to a team.
Good healthcare, Annual and Sick Leave
If you work on a research grant position, it may not be refunded and then you are out of a job.
A relaxing environment and work with numerous professors assisting in their areas of expertise. Insight is provided on different populations you can work for and with upon graduation while building professional relationships and networks to open yourself up to more opportunities.
Did preventive maintenance on all vehicles cars,trucks, buses.Had list of vehicles to do monthly tried to do as many as I could. Also took vehicles to different places to get repaired, get estimates or pick up when ready. Learned all different aspects of repairing vehicles from hands on to learning from other people. One of the best part of job was getting to know all the people that bought me their vehicle to work on. Drove bus to take students on class field trips. Or take or pick up athletes from airport or their sporting events
The supervisor gave me the freedom to get all my work done
Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – February 22, 2018
In the department that I work in the mood and situation always changes from day to day. Being in this department I have learn patience and team work. The hardest thing about my job is that most of the time it is just not enough time to fit all of your project in the time you have. In all I like working for the University of South Carolina.
Assistant for Director (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – February 13, 2018
Help the new students to search for accommodation and explain the university's systems and answer their inquiries and ensure weekly transportation to the mall and coordinate entertainment for the students.
Student Health Services Human Resource Coordinator (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – February 13, 2018
As the Human Resource Coordinator in Student Health Services I was responsible for a wide variety of sourcing and on-boarding activities. The position required excellent communication and organizational skills and provided the opportunity to utilize my human resource experience.
There is no typical day at work since much of your job is engaging with residents in your building. Each day has a different challenge or victory. However, it is an extremely rewarding job. The workplace culture is very positive, and there is a lot of emphasis put on relationships with coworkers. The hardest part of the job are the nights when you're on call, but other aspects of the job make up for it.
Accountant (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – January 30, 2018
The environment is amazing but the pay scale is not desirable. I enjoy my job; however, there are areas of micromanagement that need to be addressed. With 18+ years of accounting experience, I do not feel I need to be micromanaged.
Groundskeeper (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – January 22, 2018
I Supervise 6 ppl. We do janitorial work here. We work well together. Ive learned how to Supervise & Communicated well with others. Lots of assisting Professors/Students with issues. Ive learned how to do paperwork for my Employees. I do my best to keep everybody Happy & Building in Order.
Research and Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Columbia, SC – January 16, 2018
Working at the Engineering department at USC as a research assistant was a very rewarding. A typical day could vary, at the beginning stages of a project one might find themselves doing a full literature review and during the design phase, heavy coding and design hours were necessary. Weekly meetings with the project head were a great time to discuss the project, any new ideas or any challenges. Overall, I learned a lot about myself, my own research interests and what I want to get out of my career as a biomedical engineer.
Working in the Office of Student Conduct truly felt like working with family. There is almost always something to do, and multitasking is a necessity, but the amount of knowledge you'll gain is insane.
It was a great experience and i plan on working during the football season again. Everyone was really friendly and it was a collabrotive job. We worked as a team and did a great job assisting our costumers.