Interior Design Resource Librarian (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 26, 2016
I get treated like every other student worker, with no opportunity to grow in the company or work more hours. However, I do enjoy meeting new students and seeing old ones go onto graduation. So far, I've been able to network with other designers who also graduated from AI.
Faculty Member (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – October 16, 2015
I love teaching/training students and individuals in a field I am very passionate about: culinary and nutrition. Although I have amazing supervisors, who have known me for over 10 years, there is little job security at this organization. It is a wonderful place to work and I was able to grow and develop my skills over the years. I learned from my colleagues, supervisors, and even the students. There have been many lay-offs in the last 5 years, so I am not sure where the organization is headed.
Senior Gameplay Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 7, 2015
At the Art Institute of California - San Diego I have learned a lot about the process of creating video games. We have a lot of hands on training with every software we learn. I really enjoy studying here.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – January 1, 2015
I greatly enjoyed helping other students learn and refine their skills and learned how frustrating it can be for students who are just starting out. It is extremely rewarding to see students who were struggling become better and even come to love what they had trouble with. My manager was exceptional and knowledgeable about the programs, and my coworkers were at the top of their class in skill.
working with students who were willing to learn and improve their skills
Student Design Worker (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – December 28, 2014
A typical day at work would be reading through emails for specific design needs. Meeting with the Dean of Student Affairs to check upcoming events schedule. Mapping out what's next for students, and events that will engage the student population. Designing unique event flyers, posters, and other marketing materials to gain student engagement. Meeting alongside peer mentors to see what their design needs are.
I learned a lot about workload organization, physical print media, and event planning.
My co-workers do not do anything as labor intensive as I do, but being in an environment where teamwork is encouraged really helped me with customer service skills: listening to peers/clients, meeting their needs, and making business friends.
The hardest part of the job, I'd say, is meeting close deadlines. A lot of tasks were given to me with very short amounts of time to be completed, but I proved to work well under pressure.
The most enjoyable part of this job was being able to do what I love surrounded by people who were friendly and supportive.
Peer Mentor (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 3, 2014
• Organized outreach to cohort of 25 students via phone, e-mail and text to schedule weekly meetings and promote educational events • Scheduled, planned and implemented five bi-monthly events • Created a logistics plan for each event which included a marketing outline as well as a supply list • Communicated event outlines and cohort progress reports to supervisory team and other mentors each week • Utilized Microsoft Excel to submit cohort tracking reports to supervisory team • Booked appointments with students to register for classes • Provided telephone support for students with challenges
Director of Career Services (Former Employee) – Costa Mesa, CA – May 22, 2014
The Art Institute is challenging but fulfilling work. It requires great skilling in time management and multitasking. My co-workers are hard working and honest. It fosters an environment of doing what is best for the students and graduates.
Fashion Marketing Instructor (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – January 21, 2014
-Create and deliver class lectures based on marketing curriculum -Provide feedback on how to improve assignments -Assign projects which build off of the previous weeks work -Assign grades
-I believe that each student is a unique individual and it is my role to guide them by providing access to information, people, and experiences, which will further their growth and interest in their desired discipline. I make it a point to talk to him or her rather than talk at them and have found this to have a positive impact on the students’ attitude and behavior because it gives them a sense of security, and individuality and also allows them to discover their fullest potential as a person and a professional.
-I fully respected and had a good relationship with the program director. She was fair, honest, and incredibly knowledgeable in regards to the industry.
-Co-workers came from all industries and were a wealth of knowledge
-For myself, teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth. One of my expectations as an instructor is to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them. In our competitive society it is important for students to work with someone who is aware of their individual needs. I am such a person and will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.
free access to trend websites, industry news sites, personal and professional growth
Accounting Manager (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – November 15, 2013
• Providing strategic management of the accounting and finance functions • Directing accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls • Managing or overseeing the relationship with independent auditors • Coordinating and managing the annual budget process • Communicating the company’s actual performance versus budgets and objectives to senior management; recommending growth and/or change strategies as well as identifying areas for improvement • Collaborating with leaders of other departments to prepare for critical business opportunities and achievement of strategic objectives • Performing financial modeling and analysis • Financial and Administrative policy governance including review and administration • Hiring, training, reviewing, and retaining competent accounting and finance staff.
Student Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) – Hollywood, CA – July 29, 2013
Regular day at the office was always assisting students, assisting management with any pending projects. Had really good relationships with co- workers. The most enjoyable part of my job was able to help students with financial difficulties by working out a better re-payment plan for them.
satisfaction of being able to help. participating in special events.