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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PhD Student in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    University provides subsidized housing. The university has its own security force with patrol cars that move around the campus and its housing.

    Cons

    Subsidized housing is still expensive because it is in NYC. University has extremely annoying mandatory sexual respect initiative requirements that will take a decent chunk of your life away for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Public safety is good, CUIT is good, sexual respect initiative requirement is stupid and its only value is to be used as an excuse that you have done something, when you have not. Grad students are happy to defend you if you are under attack, but please don't waste our time like this.


Columbia University Interviews

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    Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Submit resume and email back and forth and waiting for their response. The pay is not well, it just used their student for free, you know. It hard to talk more about it since there is not really thing to talk.

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Website www.columbia.edu
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1938
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Predating the American Revolution, Columbia University (founded as King's College in 1754) is the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the US. With a student population of about 25,000 and faculty of more than 3,600, the Ivy League university's main campus spreads across 36 acres in Manhattan. Columbia has three undergraduate schools and 13 graduate and professional schools that grant degrees in about 100 disciplines, including its well-known programs in literature, law, and medicine. Columbia's community of alumni, faculty, and researchers has ... More

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