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    I worked at Parsons the New School for Design part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - work with extraordinary co-workers who are creative and friendly, often experts in many different and interesting fields of art and design.
    - learn about lots of different making processes and students' projects.
    - have access to state-of-the-art equipment that are pushing the boundaries of computer-aided design and making.

    Cons

    - higher-up administration does not listen to support staff/technicians in the shops
    - an over-investment into purchasing new equipment and not enough budget for hiring means that shops are often understaffed, resulting in fatigue for technicians.
    - Understaffed which also leads to concerns for shop safety and maintenance.
    - I witnessed extremely low pay for part-time technicians , with no benefits, considering the risky/exhausting nature of some of the shops.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your support team in the making shops to understand better how to increase quality of life for all CURRENT students, faculty and staff, as opposed to just focusing on recruiting prospective students.

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    I interviewed at Parsons the New School for Design in September 2016.

    Interview

    First, phone call to confirm my interest, salary range, and why I wanted the job. Second, in-person interview with would-be supervisor. Third, another in-person interview with supervisor plus other people.

    Interview Questions

    • Professional history, how would my colleagues describe me, one time I dropped the ball, three characteristics that make a great academic advisor, personal/professional accomplishments I'm especially proud of, why I'm the ideal candidate, how do I feel about change...   Answer Question
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