I am a former employee of AIU Online, AKA American InterContinental University Online. PLEASE Do NOT go to school at this online university. They are absolutely misleading in every way possible. I spent one week of training learning how to sell education to prospective students, which they call "Professional Procrastinators".
Seriously. I've kept all of my documents from training so I can scan them and post them on here so let me know if you all are interested in seeing those. Everything they say to a prospective student is scripted; all the way up to the acceptance phone call to let a student know that they've been accepted to our university.
In the script, the schools' job is to create a mask to make it seem like we are very selective in accepting the students, when in fact all you need is a HS Diploma or GED, and $30,000 (per degree/certificate!!!) Don't ever give your email to this university; especially your phone number!
If you don't like sales calls or constant harrassment from solicitors, DO NOT give your information to AIU, CTU, or any other affiliate. I worked at this job as an "Admissions Advisor" (such a joke!), under the impression that I would change people's lives everyday. No, I was just putting them in $30,000 of debt everyday. I never got an enrollment though. And that was purposely.
I only lasted 2 weeks at this position and 2 weeks was just way too long before I decided to quit. I also had to endure not only the harrassment of other advisors cussing out students, but sexual harrassment in the work place by my DOA (Director of Admissions) and other fellow advisors. During my job interview, it should have been a red flag to me when my DOA (Rick Lee) asked me if I was married or had a boyfriend. He claimed he had to ask that question because the job was full time and not being single might affect my job performance.
I was blinded by the high paying salary and didn't think twice about the interview. Now I know that I should have. He consistinently paid visits to my work desk/cubicle and made remarks about my marriage status all the time and how I smiled all the time b/c I was single. What a jerk.
I've been wondering if I should file a sexual harrassment report on him? If anyone has any advice please let me know! It's only been November 10th, 2005 since I left the job.
Glendale Heights, Illinois