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Great campus job for undergrad

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Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Columbia University part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Job is great if you have computer skills, relaxed environment, food is allowed, schedule is flexible, supervisors are willing to work around your class schedule

Cons

Not terribly challenging, supervisors are busy with their own work so they don't always have time to give you assignments, very easy to end up sitting behind a computer for six hours surfing the Internet

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Comfortable Working Environment and Minimum Payment

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    Current Employee - Librarian in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Librarian in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Columbia University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a part-time librarian, I've been given a lot of cares and attentions from the staffs. The working environment is really comfortable.

    Cons

    The payment is not so good. After all, it's a job that everybody can do and it requires no technical skills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Summer Associate, American Language Institute

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Columbia University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Pretty good hourly pay
    - Good resources and cool classrooms
    - Very nice students
    - The main campus is beautiful, and this is where most people teach
    - Having co-teachers was great
    - Observation and critique was great
    - You can request a schedule that works well for you. There may be some flexibility as to when your classes meet. So if you're not a morning person, you can request a 10 or 11 AM start.

    Cons

    - Not all rooms have internet access and/or built-in projectors
    - Apparently having one lukewarm student review can lead to a meeting with the director
    I only taught one session, and got all 4s and 5s out of 5. However, I have heard that a 3 can land you in trouble. Many part-timers have stopped working there because of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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