Indiana University of Pennsylvania
I have been working at Indiana University of Pennsylvania part-time (more than an year)Pros
I've worked in several offices around campus, all of my experiences have been overwhelmingly positive.
-Flexible schedule (you often set your own hours).
-Willing to work with you if you have tests or papers due and are overwhelmed.
-Gain experience working with the public, most students staff front desks and answer phones.
-Often get to interact with professors and other influential people on campus, you get to know them pretty well.
-The connections you make are often beneficial in job searching after graduation.
-Great way to get references.
-I have made many lasting friendships through working on campus with fellow student employees.
-Most supervisors have at least a bachelor's degree and understand the stresses of balancing education and employment.Cons
It's very difficult to obtain a job here if you are not eligible to be paid with Federal Work Study funds. If you aren't a FWS student your hours are sometimes limited due to budgetary constraints.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.Interview Details
Usually a several interview process. Be sure to be up on your field in practical and theoretical areas. If you have a faculty contact at the university, see what you can find out about the gap the department is trying to fill. This will give you an idea of your chances for success. For example, if you are qualified in qualitative research and they are seeking a quantitative person, you are unlikely to be selected.
Be prepared to answer: What would you like to teach at IUP? There is lots of information on the website related to the courses offered.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsDo negotiate--it cannot hurt. Your experience often "counts" and the worse they can say is "no." Ask about your office computer or other technology for your exclusive use or available to your department.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Not unexpected, but surprising how many applicants stumble on this: What are your research interests? View Answer
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) isn't geographically confused. It's named for the town of Indiana, which is located in Western Pennsylvania, east of Pittsburgh. The school serves more than 14,000 students on three campuses (Indiana, Northpointe, and Punxsutawney); it also has a center in Monroeville that offers classes on evenings and Saturdays for professionals pursuing master's or doctoral degrees. All told, the university offers some 140 undergraduate degree programs, about 40 master's programs, and nine doctoral programs. IUP was founded in 1875 as Indiana...