Throughout the Fall 2018 semester, I worked as a student worker for the MIS Department. Some of my responsibilities were to:
- Create agendas for guest speakers
- Schedule faculty-student lunches
- Edit and filter through excel files
- Set up for and clean up after department meetings / events
- Sit at the front desk and answer visitor questions
- Act as a general resource for faculty members / students
In addition to these tasks, I also worked on a more elaborate project under the supervision of department head, Joe Allegra. At the beginning of the semester, I learned that Temple’s DIM program relies heavily on manual work that, with the right technology, could be automated. That being said, the department has been looking into ways to achieve this. I was asked to research and test Mautic, which is an automation marketing platform. Throughout the semester, I worked with various Mautic representatives to ensure that the platform would integrate well with DIM’s existing system. At the end of the semester, I submitted a summary of my findings, recommendations and concerns regarding the platform.
My favorite part about being a student worker was the connections I was able to make with many MIS professors, other faculty members and students. By working in the department, I like to think I became a familiar face for the faculty and students. Additionally, I found it to be very rewarding when I was I able to provide direction or advice for students with concerns.