Working in the BAS Computer Lab gives you opportunities to gain a variety of skills. Check out what employees are saying about working in the lab.
Graduate Assistant Testimonials
Working with Carlos and the Jones College of Business University Computer lab team
has been a pleasure. I had the opportunity to learn more about information technology
through serving the School of Business faculty and students. Coming from Zimbabwe,
I had an inclusive and welcoming community, creating an environment that opened doors
for me to enhance my career and studies further. The computer lab team works on many
projects, from IT troubleshooting and maintenance to web and database development
and many more. I am happy to say that I am in my current position, all thanks to Carlos,
Angie, Phil, Cameron, fellow graduate assistants, and the rest of the faculty at the
College of Business.
Working in the Business Lab has definitely been a value-adding experience for me.
It’s a fast-paced environment that encourages on-the-job learning while demonstrating
what it’s like to work in a real-world IT environment. It’s provided such a robust
background of applicable skills and experience that I would otherwise not have gotten
as a transplant from another field. The quality of the networking opportunities was
phenomenal as well. Whether it be the faculty that you’re exposed to, acquaintances
of the director, or even the current and former GA’s, you’re always meeting new people
and deepening relationships. Carlos is a wonderful guy to work for. He has an energy
about him like few others and is passionate about what he does. He has high standards
for his GA’s, but he’s also understanding of the fact that we’re all students with
varying backgrounds of skills and experience. He takes this into consideration and
tries to tailor your projects to your individual interests as much as possible. We’re
here to learn, and as long as we’re willing to learn then he is a firehose of information
Working in the JCB computer Lab has been both an enjoyable and informative learning
experience for me. I've gained a lot of practical knowledge, made a lot of friends
and learned a lot in just a short time. Over the past few months, I have gained valuable
experience in troubleshooting everything, from Windows to the network itself and even
if I couldn't solve a particular problem, Carlos and Phil were always there to help
and guide me when I needed. Being part of a wonderful team helped me grow as an individual
and it allowed me to work together to accomplish goals and solve problems. I am so
grateful for this opportunity to work with such great people.
"Working in the BAS lab made me understand the bigger picture of IT. I believe it
laid a strong foundation for my career in the IT field. Carlos is an innate leader
and a passionate person to work with. He brings the talent out of every single GA
and inspires everyone to be dedicated to work and “exceed expectations”. Every single
day I had a chance to learn something new. I got hands-on experience with different
cool projects. I feel blessed to have worked with wonderful people in the BAS lab."
|"Working with the BAS lab for Carlos was one of the best things that happened to me,
the best part about my job was the opportunity to interact with the faculty when assisting
them. Apart from the technical knowledge you will also get exposure of working in
the technical environment and facing challenges. These experiences helped me to start
and grow in my career. This job played an important role in getting an internship
during my masters and a full time job when I graduated. Thank you for everything Carlos."
Zameeruddin Mohamed, 2015
|“Working in the lab was a life changing experience for me. The lab remodeling project
was the first project I worked on. I created many different options, and modeled the
final output in AutoCAD. I was exited to create a new space for all the students to
use. The final product turned out just like I imagined! I am really happy with the
Jenny Braman 2014
|"While I was there, I was faced with challenges that I have never dealt with before.
Many of these obstacles tested my soft skills and forced me to put the things I have
learned as a Computer Information Systems student into real life practice. Despite
the difficulty of these challenges, I always felt confident that I worked with a team
of professional and personable colleagues that would always help point me in the right
Lee M Lester 2014
"While working with you I have learned quite a lot and I am sure I will take these
experiences to my future jobs. I was able to get familiar with troubleshoot technical
issues, configure and imaging computers. Although the BAS computer lab always had
various and vast projects, we were able to get everything done..."
|"I worked in a BAS computer lab for two years. It was a long and pleasant journey,
full of new experiences, great opportunities, and amazing people. Being able to constantly learn
new things as well as communicate with many different people including students and
professors made the job worthwhile. The environment is very friendly and relaxed,
and you could have a very flexible work schedule. Personally, I think that working
in the computer lab was the best option of all in terms of building new IT and social
skills and adding new projects and experiences to my resume. It is a great place to
learn new programming languages such as HTML, php, ColdFusion, etc.; develop troubleshooting
skills fixing computers and printers; gain sys admin and security knowledge by administering
a network of 400+ computers and other devices. Carlos, the Director of labs, is always
very helpful and patient with new graduate assistants, making it much easier for you
to work there even if you do not have much of previous IT experience."
Mykyta (Nick) Myakish, 2013