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National Student Leadership Conference Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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  1. "Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Student Leadership Conference full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, staff is really welcoming, students are usually pretty great.

    Cons

    Long hours, short turnarounds between sessions.


  2. "Head Team Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Head Team Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Head Team Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Student Leadership Conference full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing energy in the work environment and lots of autonomy and self input.
    Management was fun and fair but disciplined when necessary.

    Cons

    You are set up for success, so issues should be resolvable

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

  3. "Rewarding Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Bonding with other TAs is awesome, great memories and new network of colleagues
    Majority of students are happy to be there and fun to work with

    Cons

    Very little power of authority for the TAs -- if a student acts up only someone higher up can actually do anything
    TAs almost spend too much time together, can become cliquish

    Advice to Management

    Give TAs more power so students respect their authority


  4. "Great summer job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome staff, rewarding job, great summer job for undergrad students

    Cons

    Long Hours, short break between sessions


  5. "Incredible Experience for Enthusiastic Undergrad"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Team Advisor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Team Advisor in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing staff, fun and motivated students, and beautiful facilities contributed to an amazing work environment.

    Cons

    Hours were long and the staff were not paid generously. The job is much better suited for a college undergrad seeking experience and a solid summer commitment (with travel!) than a recent grad hoping to make some money.


  6. "NSLC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Excellent people to work with
    - Fun working environment
    - Dedicated students

    Cons

    - there are no cons that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work!


  7. "Long Hours, Poor Management, Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Student Leadership Conference full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    NSLC pays for employee housing and food! Certain programs have great opportunities for events and programs which the employees can attend. The lower-level employees have great relationships. Opportunity to be re-hired in higher position!

    Cons

    Incredibly poorly managed. Hours are from 8am-11pm and was not disclosed during the interview process. Overly worried about inconsequential details and overlook serious issues. Office Assistants spend the majority of the day sitting in the office with nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear to potential employees about time commitment. Provide opportunities for employee feedback and review. NYC Fordham site (both locations) are very poorly managed.

  8. "Team Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Student Leadership Conference full-time

    Pros

    NSLC pays for accommodation, travel, and food during the sessions. It's great in the sense that not only are the students getting a great introductory level understanding in a field that they're interested in but also employees get to utilize their knowledge and help facilitate, lead, and act as a mentor to high school students.

    Cons

    During session the days are long but worth it. Having a great staff definitely combats the long work days. Another con is the distance between admin and TAs, it could be difficult to express ideas or concerns when admin sometimes distances themselves from the TAs.

    Advice to Management

    Try to bring the staff together as a whole more. Also try to manage and plan the schedule properly so it doesn't burn out students and the TAs.


  9. "Team Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Team Advisor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Team Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -A lot of fun
    -Everyday is extremely busy and there is always things to do
    -Get to meet great speakers, I met the Director of the FBI, Secretary of Homeland Security ect.
    -You are in a position to actually make an impact in these kids lives

    Cons

    -Long days, nothing coffee can't fix


  10. "Not A Great Fit"

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    Former Employee - Team Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Student Leadership Conference full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic networking opportunities for employees and students alike
    Extensive "fringe" benefits; they pay for your travel, food, University housing (Fordham and Yale for me), and admission to events like Rockefeller Plaza and a Statue of Liberty Ferry
    Plenty of leadership development opportunities, especially for personality ID
    Ability to interact with high school students and serve as an influence on them
    Solid foundation for future interviews and ability to demonstrate

    Cons

    No work life balance (working from 7AM-1AM every day of the Conference)
    No withholding/payroll, meaning your tax burden is twice as high (I had a $360+ tax bill, when I normally get a $200+ refund).
    The program duration and demands would conflict with my abilities to attend religious services
    Obsessive focus on dress code and tiny aspects of compliance (i.e. saving face) with blatant disregard of larger issues like employee onboarding and consistent scheduling

    Advice to Management

    Lay off on the dress code and nit-picky items
    Pay your employees like employees, not independent contractors
    Cultivate a better balance at work during the program


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