am currently working with Dr. Chen on a project regarding women workers rights.
In this project, we view different aspects of women workers rights, such as
maternity protection, equal pay, sexual harassment, and equal opportunity. As a
research assistant, my responsibilities consist of finding academic scholarly
journals, researching grants for the project, and coding articles via an online
software survey. On a weekly basis, I distribute the work assigned, and
allocate hours for each task depending on how long it takes to complete the
task. When I am researching academic journals, it tends to take up more time
since it involves additional steps, such as obtaining the articles through
accessing databases, highlighting and writing summaries of each article and
conveying it onto an Excel sheet.
the weeks go on, the work load increases as well as the responsibilities
towards the work. However, in return I have gained a great amount of knowledge
and skill sets that I hope to apply in my college career and my future goals.
By conducting research, I developed organization techniques, time management
skills, and learned the importance of punctuality.By improving my organization skills, I was
able to convey the information to my research director in a concise and
sufficient manner by allocating time for each task. The OSCAR undergraduate
research assistant job allows students to work in professional settings, in
which they shadow and participate in active research and gain set of skills
that would prepare them for their future career path.