Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

UT OnRamps

Spring 2017  

Position: Project Management Innovative Fellow
Student: Sociology/Plan I Honors Junior 

A typical day at OnRamps can vary greatly! I’ll run through some common meetings and tasks that I complete in a day. 

I worked about 15hrs per week at OnRamps (sometimes more or less depending on my school schedule). I would work full days on Mondays and Wednesdays. OnRamps is on Guadalupe St., so I would usually take the 40 Acres Bus to Walter Webber and take the elevator up to the 4th floor. The OnRamps staff is composed of about 30 people, so I’ll say “Hi” to whoever I see in the office. At 9:30am, there’s a huddle meeting for about 20 minutes where the staff talks about about what there is “to do” what’s “being done” and what’s “done”. We post our tasks on a sticky note board and give each other general updates.

From there, I’d usually log onto my OnRamps computer and check my email and calendar. Typically, I’m part of some ongoing projects that require me to use Smartsheet or edit documents in Box. Then, at 11am (only on Wednesdays) there’s a big staff meeting downstairs. The program director, Julie, leads the meeting. We do some icebreakers and major developments/changes are announced.

After that meeting I eat lunch at my desk or go out for a short lunch break. Once a week I’ll meet with my supervisor around 3pm in the afternoon for a 30 minute check-in regarding the projects I’m a part of. After that, I usually try to finish the most urgent tasks I have for my projects. Then I make a to-do list of what needs to be accomplished when I come in the next day. 

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