National Student Leadership Conference

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National Student Leadership Conference Reviews

Updated July 20, 2014
Updated July 20, 2014
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  1.  

    Amazing experience

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    Former Employee - Team Advisor  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Team Advisor in Washington, DC

    Pros

    friendly coworkers and peers, kids are always fun to work with, personal growth, all inclusive living expenses covered, amazing city to work in (DC), good values

    Cons

    stressful all the time, more like a 24/7 job, compensation is not great, very little time to yourself, a lot of responsibilities

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    Better compensation and more organization during training

    Recommends
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  2.  

    A challenging yet extremely rewarding job that pushed me to grow as a professional

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    Former Employee - Program Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    This job has a tremendous work culture/environment. There is a tremendous sense of passion that goes along with every task and every employee that I worked for or alongside was constantly trying to get better.

    Cons

    There are long hours. Most nights you don't get to sleep until 12 and have to be up at 8 the next morning.

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    Honestly the training and benefits that were provided fit the job well. I hope that the conference continues to grow (possibly internationally) and looks for new areas of study to cater to.

    Recommends
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  3.  

    An amazing learning experience!

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    Former Employee - Team Advisor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Advisor in New York, NY

    Pros

    The people
    Compensation (Stipend plus travel, lodging, food for the entire summer)
    Relationships with staff and students
    Being trusted with outstanding levels of responsibility
    Personal growth guaranteed

    Cons

    Independent contractor status
    Veryyy long hours (just the nature of the job)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with lower level employees!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Amazing place to work, would work there forever if I could

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    Former Employee - Head Team Advisor  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Head Team Advisor in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    You will change high students lives here and love every second of work. You will also become best friends with your co-workers.

    Cons

    For all the work you put in, the pay is pretty low. However, the amazing benefits (free food, free room and board, the pay for the flight) make up for the low pay

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun work environment and great people. Nice summer job with reasonable salary considering they provide your housing, food, and travel as well.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours and virtually no time off, though pretty expected as it's a summer camp.

    Recommends
  7.  

    great!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great kids, great experience

    Cons

    Money could be better, employees should get better benefits. Not all mangers are qualified

  8.  

    Good place to work if you want to be a camp counselor and that's all.

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    Former Employee - Team Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Team Advisor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The NSLC is a really great company to work for in general if you put the politics aside.
    You get to work with the students, which is the best part. The students really do walk away getting something out of the program and making lasting bonds among themselves, so in that sense, yes, it is a very good company to work for because it is gratifying.

    Cons

    The mastering leadership program has a classic "duck treading water" syndrome. The students see the calm duck above the water, thank goodness, because if the students, or the parents for that matter, saw the mess and idiocy going on underneath, it would be a disaster. High school politics abound, and logic means nothing. It's very frustrating while trying to actually do some good.

    Also, this is not really a con, because it comes with the job, however, you have to realize there will be excruciatingly long hours. We would be required to be ready and on duty before the students (approximately 6:30 - 7:00am) and would be responsible for the students all day, until lights out at 10pm. Then the meetings started. They didn't end most nights until 2am. Poor time management, even poorer managerial and interpersonal skills on the part of the junior management compounded issues among the team making getting anything accomplished nearly impossible.

    The term "playing favorites" comes to mind as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the staff on how to run a legitimate meeting. Feelings and emotions have no place in a work meeting, while it is understood that a camp counselor is not a board executive, we were told and instructed to act as such, and so should be treated and expected to act appropriately. All of this experience only applies to the Mastering leadership program.

    Doesn't Recommend

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