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    I was a Teach for America Corps member for two years.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was the most rewarding experience I ever had or probably will ever have. To help young people care about their educations and their lives, and inspire them to make a difference in the world, is an amazing feeling. Moreover, teaching gave me so many different skills that you could apply to almost any job.

    Cons

    This job was incredibly difficult: emotionally and physically exhausting, frustrating, and often thankless. Be prepared to work harder than you have ever worked before and to often not feel the effects of that work for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The professional development through Teach for America sometimes felt useless and like it was just taking up my time that I could have been preparing lessons or grading.

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Teach for America Interviews

Updated 5 Dec 2014
Updated 5 Dec 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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8%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    TFA recruiter was great- friendly, always willing to point out resources, connect me with someone. Interview went well- you do the teaching part first which gets that out of the way. Group portion they just want to see that you can carry a conversation and are committed to TFA and would not quit on them. Hiring was not handled well. During your regional selection process- CHOOSE YOUR REGIONS VERY CAREFULLY AND READ UP ON ALL OF THEM THAT YOU CHOOSE. TFA is not incredibly transparent about all of the costs until after you have been selected, unless you do some research yourself on the TFA website.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Had to pay for a reduced master's program to get certification. AmeriCorps would fund some of it, but this would still be expensive. Also, I did not want to commit to my placement location.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

Teach for America Awards and Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
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Additional Info

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Website www.teachforamerica.org
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Education
Revenue $10 to $25 million (AUD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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