Adjunct Associate Professor (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NY – September 23, 2014
Pros: congenial environment, steady part-time work
Cons: salaries are extremely low
I have worked in the Department of Fine Arts at Pratt, as an instructor in contemporary criticism, art culture after graduation, and the preparation of the master's thesis (a requirement for graduate fine arts students). I find that the administration is accommodating, but there remains serious problems in pay. I write extensively about contemporary – more... and Asian art, so I am happy to have this job. My co-workers are often gifted, articulate artists, so they are easy to work with. I find the interaction with art students to be the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
Tutor (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – November 5, 2013
I liked the fact that i had a chance to work with students and show them how to do the work given to them in their classes. the most enjoyable part is when they tell me that the way I explain things to them are easier than how their teachers explain them.
TA for Chava Ben-Amos for Packaging Graphics (Former Employee), New York, NY – July 9, 2013
Pros: great learning experience, great mentor, exposed more to package design.
Cons: not enough hours.
I really liked being a TA for Chava Ben-Amos. She is a fantastic designer who really has a lot of knowledge of the packaging field. After taking her class I wanted to be able to work with her. While working with her I gained so much more confidence in my own work and after this I feel I can really take on a leading role in package design.
Vice President, Pratt Jewelry Club (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – June 4, 2013
My bosses in the Fine Arts Wood Shop and the Jewelry Studio are both wonderful people. My supervisor for the Pratt Jewelry Club was also great. Those who work above them, though, have some work to do to make the management of departments at the school smoother. They should be working towards appealing to the students' needs, but don't always appear – more... to be doing so. – less
Industrial Design Office Assistant (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NY – March 19, 2013
Pros: lunches during events, team-work, designing posters, inter-personal contacts
A typical day consists of supporting the Assistant to the Chair of the department. Running errands, attending to inquiries of the students and faculty, event-organization, and other various clerical duties are done regularly.
Management is very flexible and insightful. I am grateful to be on a team of collaborative co-workers, especially when there – more... are urgent needs to take care of.
The best part of the job is the satisfaction I get from helping everyone both inside the office and outside. I enjoy giving tours to our prospective students whenever the opportunity arises. – less
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – August 13, 2012
Pros: convenient and helpful while in school
A typical day was 2-4 hours. I would have like to have work set out for me complete rather than have to ask continuously is there anything I can do. I felt as though I was a bother rather than a help. Supervisor was great, knowledgable, personable, organized, hardworking and patient. It was enjoyable because of the connivence of working between classes. – more... I was grateful to be able to learn more about the department and give others help with information about the program. – less