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Best real world experience for a college student

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Former Employee - Advertising Manager in Harrisonburg, VA
Former Employee - Advertising Manager in Harrisonburg, VA

I worked at James Madison University part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Amazing leadership opportunity. No better option for a college student to gain experience in the realm of Marketing, advertising, advertising design, journalism, newspaper management, and news website design. Not just another summer internship getting coffee and doing menial tasks. As a student run newspaper, the students call all the shots and make almost all the decisions (both in the Editorial and Marketing/Advertising departments). Aside from two faculty advisers and an accountant, The success of The Breeze relies entirely upon the student's initiative. Faculty advisers are eager to support the good ideas of their student staffers. High turnover rate leads to more innovation and fresh content. Students must learn to balance their studies and work.

Cons

Due to being staffed by college students, there is a high turnover rate (positive & negative thing). This does not allow for students to develop and see through any long term vision or plans for the company.

Advice to Management

Continue to be open to change and new student ideas.

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  1. As a former Graduate Fellow, this University does a wonderful job supporting it's student employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Contractor - Research Fellow in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Contractor - Research Fellow in Harrisonburg, VA

    I worked at James Madison University as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours, work environment, accessibility, and culture. I enjoyed working with a diverse group of individuals throughout the day and it truly made me enjoy my work week.

    Cons

    Pay is low comparatively to other Universities.


  2. Great job, low pay. Opportunity to complete school work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at James Madison University

    Pros

    Great work life balance. I am almost always able to work on homework while at work. Supervisors are fair and motivating.

    Cons

    Student employees start at minimum wage. It is difficult to have your work recognized when you work at Taylor Down Under.


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