Peer Mentor (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – August 14, 2016
I enjoyed working for this company. On a typical day at work I would come in and get in touch with some of the new incoming freshmen to see how they were settling in on campus. I would help clean up the school and set up for events in my downtime. This job taught me how to stay on top of my free time. With a job like this you can end up having a lot of extra time on your hands. So I had to learn how to keep busy and manage my time correctly.
Employee (Former Employee) – CA – September 15, 2016
Students are great to work with. Management is not reliable or trustworthy. Lots of secrets and dishonesty within the entire corporation. Layoffs happen while simultaneously shareholders receive millions in bonuses.
Great place with a wonderful team but limited because of corporate hold.
Restaurant Manager and Culinary Instuctor (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 6, 2016
This was an amazing place to work and has been for the 2+ years I was there but the company was restructuring its schools because of lack of student enrollment and I was cut. While I was there I learned a lot about teaching and management, as I had many job titles there and wonderful references which would tell you of my accomplishments. As the school went through a restructure, it was time I moved on to a job that could allow me to grow.
helping students, great food, fun department field trips and events, gained knowledge
short breaks, long hours at times, small production, low pay
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.