I worked at Smithsonian full-time
-I was allowed to ease into my position and not have a bunch of work dumped on me at the start
-I was given opportunities to do more than my job description (in a good way)
-My co-workers were a funny, open, supportive, non-passive-aggressive group
-I wasn't used to working in such a huge organization, so it took some time to get used to having 500 or so co-workers.
I applied online. I interviewed at Smithsonian (Washington, DC) in January 2017.
The interview was friendly and laid-back. They calmed my nerves. The employees clearly love their job and it showed. It went so well and, luckily, I got the position. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, really.
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