Student Researcher (Former Employee) – Saint John, NB – 13 March 2017
I worked from September to the end of October. I could pick and choose what shifts I wanted to take, each were 4 hours in length. The job was relatively easy but my paycheck was delayed as the funding was coming from another University.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 29 January 2017
It was very hard to work in this environment as it was very disorganized. Things were never done when they were suppose to be, keeping in touch with the management was difficult as they hardly responded to the e mails, and it pay was not what it was promised to be.
Marker (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 6 January 2017
Marked lab reports. had a very flexible schedule. just needed to have them done in a reasonable amount of time. Was always encouraged to do things my way as long as i remained consistent with each report
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 22 September 2016
The faculty and staff at UNB are friendly and approachable, very easy and enjoyable people to work with. The job itself surrounds you with academia and people who are undeniably enthusiastic about it - a truly inspiring place to work.
Working for the University was enlightening and helpful for building integrity and patience
Freshwater Ecology Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 24 April 2016
I had a few different responsibilities when I was working with the University of New Brunswick. I spent most of my days entering specimen data into excel files which required me to work quickly and thoroughly to get the job done on the day I had set for my employer. I was in charge of making my own hours and following my own schedule. I attended meetings every Monday morning to update the team on what I was working on. Other responsibilities included working in labs to grind specimens to a fine powder so that I could later use them for isotope sampling. The hardest part of the job was the Isotope sampling; It was physically tiring on the lower back due to the long hours of sitting in the lab. This job was a great experience for me, it taught me integrity and patience when dealing with tedious tasks. I enjoyed helping with research because I felt like it was important for understanding the ecology of invertebrates.
UNB is a leader in offering a high level of education
International Student Recruiter (Current Employee) – Beaverbrook House, uptown Saint John – 24 April 2016
The University of New Brunswick is a Top Employer in Canada.
My colleagues and staff members go above and beyond each day. The student experience is our priority and we all do our very best to ensure their needs are met.
Typical Day: Delivering a powerpoint presentation to a full grade eleven or twelve classroom, likely you will visit 4 or 5 high schools per day. It is important to plan well with the guidance counsellors before your visit, be responsible for directions/transportation/scheduling and especially important to effectively follow-up with the students and engage in correspondence as well as properly thanking the teacher/principal/school officials. In the evening you will be required to either attend a reception/dinner or panel discussion event or perhaps have a night of scheduled meetings with students and parents to assist them with the application and obtain their documents for admission. You are always representing UNB, New Brunswick and even Canada each day.
Best part of the job: Assisting students and their parents with the decision and application to UNB then having the student arrive and see them thrive in their studies, sports, social life and general university experience!
Hardest part of the job: Brilliant and eager students who have been admitted to UNB, but can not afford the tuition.
I have learned everything and continue to take in new information each day!
Changing students lives by helping them discover their University option of UNB
Teaching Assistant (TA) (Current Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 17 April 2016
A day at work began sitting and listening to lectures while taking notes. As I was writing notes I would keep an eye out for students who were disengaged and advise them to pay attention. When it was time for the students to hand in their papers the professor and I would sit down and discuss the general expectations for the material. I then went on my way and marked up the papers. Influencing the way that the students thought about through provision of advice comments and grades was the best part of the job. I knew that I was making a difference in each and every students life.
Post-doctoral Researcher (Current Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 2 November 2015
UNB is an excellent place to study and work. This beautiful campus is located in the capital city of Fredericton overlooking the St. John river. The university has an exceptional community of academics and is the premier comprehensive research institution in New Brunswick.
Simple jobs, tight deadlines, good management, great coworkers
STUDENT CLEANER (Current Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 2 August 2015
Cleaning rooms, making beds, buffing and waxing floors. Learn to work efficiently as a team while under tight deadlines. Management is understanding when personal issues arrive and you need time off. Coworkers are friendly and are always willing to lend a hand and invite new people in. Hardest job is cleaning apartments where people have been living for more than 2 years, and therefore requires thorough. Most Enjoyable part is your given freedom to talk and listen to music while you work as long as you stay focused.
Management very understanding of personal life issues
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 1 June 2015
A typical day in the life of this PhD Candidate involves starting the day off with a large cup of coffee and a few articles pertaining to my research. The day usually continues with some data analysis with various softwares, followed by a few laps around campus reflecting on the data and approaches. Unfortunately there is not much collaboration, which I would prefer. I find bouncing ideas around and collaborations can progress some interesting thoughts, especially since my research uses social network analysis yet I feel a bit insulated from a research community.
The most enjoyable moments are those "ah ha" moments that come with moments of clarity and connection between the various fields I utilizing in my research approach.
The hardest part of my day is when I'd really enjoy a second opinion or good conversation on the topics at hand, but there are not many at that can relate to my field of research or the chosen methods for the research. However, there have been some online tutorials and workshops that have been very beneficial for the software I am utilizing.
The "co-workers" I have, other graduate students, are all brilliant, motivated, talented people. I wish we had similar research at times, but it's always fascinating learning about the various topics.