In this specific job role, you are only offered one year contracts. Due to this there is absolutely no job security whatsoever. Due to this being a year-to-year contract there are no benefits associated with this job. The salary does not cover cost of living in this area,
Working at university of johannesburg was not really productive because I did not have much work to do. Assisting first years was not really good because some of the did not want any assistance from their residence academic officers.
I used to work with advertising events that will taking place at the UJ campus, the fun part was ushering guests into the venue un the days of the events and you always had to put up a smile in your face.
It has been a good exposure to be part of the UJ organisation as a student assistant. The work is flexible, you can do your schoolwork while working.
Student Assistant (Former Employee) – Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Gauteng – 10 October 2019
UJ taught me to work well under pressure and I do enjoy the work I am doing more especially when it comes to being flexible. UJ allows us, students, to work while studying, which teaches us to juggle between work and studies.
Collaborating with different with different academic disciplines in the faculty was a good learning experience. Creating an artefact, product or sculpture made from E-WASTE to show what the future holds required me to be creative and work in groups with other students. This collaborative project required good communication skills and to be able to work well with other people as a team.
Day to day work is fun. I have learned to manage suppliers and project. The management is good The workplace culture is quite exciting The hardest part of the Job is the staff working with. Dealing with suppliers and evaluating the projects
Tutor (Former Employee) – Auckland Park, Gauteng – 1 October 2019
The work environment was a great one. It required discipline and excellent time management. One had to prepare daily for each class and had to be able to assist students with any challenges that they encountered. As a tutor I also had to identify students that were facing any difficulties and assist them accordingly. Overall it was an amazing experience and I learnt a lot from it.