Productive and fun environment
Part-Time Operations Associate (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – November 22, 2013
My typical day at work consists of corresponding with facility vendors, students, parents, and teachers. Because I oversee all of the facilities we use to run our courses, there is a heavy responsibility of maintaining professional relationships. I assist the Director of Operations with day-to-day operations of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia course management, but extend my help to the Tutoring and Marketing department when needed.
I have always had wonderful supervisors who supported by professional and academic goals. If I fell short of a goal, they made me feel that it was not a personal failure. I work with great people in my office - funny, entertaining, and hard-working. They provide just the right mix of productivity and enjoyment.
The most difficult aspect of my job is the changing market of test prep education. The standardized tests go through so many changes, and we always have to be ready with strategies. The most enjoyable part of my job is scheduling MCAT classes with our teachers - it is like a puzzle, and you have to make sure all the pieces fit together for a successful calendar.
I have held a variety of roles in this office, and I love is that I have gained exposure to different industries. What is more fulfilling is that you are more than just an "assistant." I was bestowed many tasks beyond my initial capabilities and learned how to fine-tune each one. People here treat you like an equal, not a subordinate.