Pros: Monthly lunches, rewards for meeting goals
Cons: Competing against co-workers for placement numbers, crisis of conscience to place inadequate students in externships.
Fast paced environment, managed students during externships for appearance, attendance, performance. Tracked data on students, assisted them with job search. Computer program used was archaic. Dedicated co-workers. Corporate culture was competitive, high pressure to ensure student employment after graduation for bean counters. Most enjoyable part of the job was guiding and working with the students who were motivated to succeed, preparing them for new careers. The hardest part of the job was having to find places and positions for students who were not good performers, pressure from supervisors and administration to get them into externships in spite of weaknesses.