Secretary III / Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 21, 2018
A typical day at work I am first in to open the office and meet with supervisor to go over daily work schedules. In my office we work independently at a fast pace. I currently work with over 80 faculty members and 5 staff. I am supervisor to the receptionist area and train new hired staff. I over see the day to day activity of the department.
The benefits of working at a school days off and flexibility
Summary of working at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Adjunct Professor of CAD Textile Design (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 8, 2018
Working at the Fashion Institute was fun and gave me a sense of fulfillment. Seeing the students light up once they gained the knowledge from a given lesson was wonderful. The workplace culture was fun and congenial but of course had some politics. Management was sincere and fair.
Depending on how many classes you were given to teach before each semester, determined how many hours you would work. According to a hierarchy the professors were allowed to chose the courses that they wanted to teach. The hierarchy was determined by the number of hours you had accrued. Classes were usually no less than 3 hours each. Professors were required to open the room and set up for the class, take attendance and follow the syllabus and the course outline. It was important to instruct the students for 1 hour with a break and then the rest of the class was focused to do hands on practice of the days lesson.
As professors we were constantly learning something new. I learned how to use an internal software called Blackboard to help with the course work and Apple's Pages for creating documents and the lessons for the students. There was a constant need to use proprietary software to teach.
The hours were sometimes long because there was a lot of preparatory work to do and there was also long hours with grading of projects at the end of every semester.
Flexibility, friendly atmosphere, a opportunity to continually learn
Support Services Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 24, 2018
great place to work, especially enjoy the Summer Fridays. no dress code. I enjoy the college population - lots of young people to interact with. the staff can be a little pretentious, but overall everyone is cool.
Instructor of Lighting Design 101 and 102 (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 6, 2018
no comment, was only a part time worker. Night time classes only. no benefits and no advancement possible.Teaching young students was not what I signed up for. Wanted to teach students more interested in lighting design.
Student (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 20, 2018
The program was aimed at high school students, I took a class in color theory the first year and I took classes in illustration and sewing my second year. It is a relatively pleasant environment for art-making, and professors were understanding. I developed my artistic ability and skills.
Creative and positive with supportive teachers and culture
Co-Instructor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 5, 2018
Great environment to teach in. Students are serious and the other teachers are supportive and contribute to helping out. Portfolio reviews are positive and constructive. Students are very respectful and ambitious.
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 22, 2018
I have been employed at fashion Institute of Technology since 2001. I am an Adjunct Professor of Physical Education. I teach classes for credit to students. I give lecture presentations and I teach exercises. I really enjoy working at this SUNY college. I love helping and educating students on all facets of health and wellness.
Interim Director of Admissions (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 21, 2018
company provides job security after the tenure process. Must enjoy working with students and families. Travel is a required part of the job. be prepared to be gone out of the office 40 percent of the time.
Clerical Assistant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 30, 2017
Work-study jobs at the Fashion Institute of Technology is very beneficial for students. It is very beneficial because you not only get to work with other students and faculty, you also learn the school holistically.
INDEPENDENT LECTURER (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 1, 2017
A smart and engaging environment in which to work. it's hard to beat teaching fashion history in NYC, as there are so many opportunities for great field trips and educational opportunities for the class.
Surrounded by great educational opportunities in NYC
Instructor/Trainer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 18, 2017
I reserve the right to hold my opinion private. My personal experience does not reflect the experience of other faculties. I can only affirm that FIT academic work is rigorous, and fosters an environment of peer support and good work ethics.