Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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TCS, not the best

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Current Employee - Student Services Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Student Services Advisor in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Pros

The entry-mid level staff at TCS is wonderful. They are all intelligent, engaged, and focused on making the student experience a better one. There is a lot of networking to be done with the staff. Every third Thursday, the School hosts a beer/wine/appetizer happy hour from 4-5. It's a great way to mingle with other departments. They also offer "summer hours" which is 8 work ours off every 2 weeks in June & July.

Cons

Organizationally, it's very top heavy and departments are run by people who have little to know exposure/experience in higher education. Unless you work in the academic side, do not expect a promotion or recogniztion of your skills and accomplishments. Those in the services side of the fence, are often compared to flight attendants and expected to act as such. I was told that "teaching only happens in the classroom" and that anyone else should not try to educate students - virtually sending ancillary and student services back into the dark ages. There is no support for professional development and no room for mobility. THe pay here is the lowest I've ever seen in higher education.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Appreciate your staff tangibly with a bonus/raise structure and have a look at the pay for your entry level employees. Support employees and increase their morale as they are charged with the retention of your students. Train management as needed and stop congratulating those that do poor work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office, unique atmosphere, young and energetic, always growing. Gained some valuable experience. Fun location downtown at 7th and Grand. I would absolutely recommend for someone looking to get into higher education administration.

    Cons

    Parking downtown can be tough without a parking lot, or some sort of compensation. Not as much room for growth as I would have liked, but they do hire from within for certain positions.

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    Keep developing talent in house. Don't stop growing!

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    Great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Financial Aid Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Aid Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Chicago School of Professional Psychology part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay was good as a student worker.

    Cons

    Very little training provided from the start. You learn as you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper training would make better workers.

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