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    ITS @ Penn State

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    Current Employee - Service Desk Supervisor in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Service Desk Supervisor in State College, PA

    I have been working at Penn State University part-time (more than 3 years)


    The ITS department at Penn State is a great place to work. Management is very willing to work with your strengths and build on your weaknesses. I have learned many new skills working as a Service Desk Consultant and Supervisor that I will value for the rest of my career. The working environment is very casual, but professional as well.


    I would like to see more advancement opportunity within the organization for student employees. I think that we can be utilized a bit more to help ITS as a whole and also to build our own resume a bit.

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    Keep good relationships with your employees. The more you communicate ideas and motives to them, the more the organization will improve as a whole.

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Penn State University Interviews

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014

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    Service Desk Supervisor Interview

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    The interview process was very professional for a student position. I was asked mostly behavioral questions that tested my ability to handle common adverse situations between employees. Only a few technical questions were asked, which most low-level IT/engineering students could easily answer. I feel that most people with a positive attitude and commitment to great customer service can excel in this position. Responsibility is a primary focus of the supervisor position. Ensuring that all tickets are handled in a correct and efficient manner is perhaps the most important aspect of the job.

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Penn State University Awards & Accolades

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National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2010
Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010

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Headquarters University Park, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1855
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Chartered in 1855 to apply scientific principles to farming, The Pennsylvania State University system is one of the largest state university systems in the US. Penn State has an enrollment of approximately 80,400 students; 8,000 of them are graduate students. It offers 160 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs at about 20 campuses. The school's oldest and largest campus, with about half of the system's undergraduate students, is at University Park in central Pennsylvania. Other sites include the College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the Dickinson School of... More

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