Rashmi Umdekar

HR Manager at Information Technology Service | rumdekar@ucsd.edu

If you find an opportunity to work in a department on-campus, whether it relates to your major or not, take advantage of it. Use the opportunity to network with professionals, sample different career choices, get valuable and practical career-related experiences, and exposure to the world of work.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job? A: Working with people and finding ways to help them; working on ways to streamline processes and make them more efficient.

Q: What role do student workers play within your department? A: Student workers are a huge asset to our department as they bring new ideas, perspectives, and research into our department. Their roles vary depending on which team they work on, but a large number of our students work at the Help Desk.

Q: What can students gain or learn from working in your department? A: From working with us, students are able to gain real life work experiences and often times are able to get jobs that relate to their areas of study which then help them find career opportunities upon graduation, both within and outside the university.

Q: When hiring, what kind of experience or skills and qualifications are you looking for? A: I look for a variety of skills all the way from administrative, help desk, or even application programmer. We hire year around and there are summer opportunities, so keep a look out!

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 Issue of the Triton Worker. 

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