Pros: i learned more here about networks, security, servers, and much much more than i ever have anywhere else i think!
Cons: horrible wage and only part time with no advancement or benefits!
I pretty much managed the entire IT Classrooms network, servers, data backup, etc since it was completely separate from the schools main network, servers, firewalls, backups, etc. IT had to have everything – more... there own so it could be unrestricted for Labs. I still had quite a few of my own restrictions I set so students could not mess things up! Like ALL the PC's were re-imaged every night via the network! I did this because we had little restriction for classes so many of the PC's would get messed up one way or another so it was just easier to have them re-imaged every night! I also did all the PC troubleshooting and repairs for the IT department. I was fortunate enough to be there when they were adding a new lab so the Networking IV teacher and I built an entire computer lab with 30 PC's. We did EVERYTHING by ourselves. We laid all the cable, configured all the PC's, configured Server 2008 (for DNS, DHCP, some client mangement, etc.), configured NAS for student data and image backups, set up 4 cisco routers and 12 switches (only 1 router and 1 switch were used for the actual main set up, the others were for student labs and practicing Cisco CLI), installed all the PC's, and updated them via push updates from server. I think that is all, LOL! – less