Busy environment, lots of students, nice facility, youth oriented
International Student Advisor/TOEFL Instructor (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 30, 2013
This was my first job after completing my Master's in the Teaching of English as a Second Language, so I was learning as much as the students. I taught the TOEFL classes, muddled through a manual that was about six inches thick to learn the guidelines of international student advising (while acting as the student advisor), and acted as the liaison between management and the USMLE students (U.S. Medical Licensing Exam).
Co-workers were all friendly and fun. The director was friendly and accessible.
My favorite part of the job was helping students with whatever needs they had and planning activities with and for them. The international medical doctors were especially fun.
The hardest part of my job was not being able to get all the tools to do my job easily. There was a shortage of email addresses, so I never did get my own. There was also a shortage of computers, and for liability reasons, I was not allowed to bring my own to work. So, it was always a bit of a juggling act to find convenient times when someone was not using their computer and could let me sit at their desk for a while.
Advancement opportunities, friendly environment
Primary management was out of state, significant part of compensation was in the form of end-of-year bonuses