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Comfortable Working Environment and Minimum Payment

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Current Employee - Librarian in New York, NY
Current Employee - Librarian in New York, NY

I have been working at Columbia University part-time (less than a 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.

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  1. Summer Associate, American Language Institute

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Columbia University as a contractor (less than a 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.

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  2. Ph.D. research assistant experience

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The school provides an office which three RAs share. My professor provides computers to use. You can print out for free. You receive about 20% discount for your cellphone monthly fee.

    Cons

    The school gym is not free, but that is all.

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