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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for James Madison University

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

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    Former Contractor - Research Fellow in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Contractor - Research Fellow in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. "Adjunct teaching for numerous years satisfying"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at James Madison University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great professionals. Wonderful students. Opportunities to take leadership positions.

    Cons

    As with most adjunct positions, little pay

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