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AIM mentoring program

Posted By: Lilly on 2008-04-19
In Reply to: AIM internship program - Veronica

I would personally stay far away from this "opportunity." No mentoring program you have to pay for and work for free can make up for inadequate training. AIM will let you work for free until the last 2-4 weeks of their 12-week mentorship. If you can transcribe at 98% or better on QA, they will pay you 2-4 cpl. Flipping burgers pays better than that! For this "opportunity" you have to pay them $99 (admissions fee or whatever they are calling it). Bottom line, you pay for this mentorship. Will they guarantee you employment? I seriously doubt it.

Check out M-Tec and Andrews. You will get what you pay for. Good luck!


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etc.  In a few years time, you'll be on your way to really cleaning up.
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Especially not if you have to pay extra for it. Some places will not only charge you for mentoring, they then expect you to work for free, claiming it is part of the learning process. Baloney.
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Would it be possible for you to ask someone for more sample ESL dictations to transcribe?  Would you be able to buy a CD of ESL dictation? 

This company has an ESL CD:  http://www.absoluteexperience.com/AudioSamples.html

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I don't know particulars about the MT program, but
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Our company hires a good deal of recent grads, though most have a few months of experience.

Let me tell you what I see in their work and tests when they are referred to me because they cannot make their quality audits or they want to test to move up:

1) They have no idea what the AAMT BOS-2 is most of the time; those who do, seem to have just glanced at it. Please, please thoroughly study this wonderful resource and have your students deliberately practice these guidelines.

2) Teach them appropriate grammar and punctuation. Simple basic English grammar and punctuation that should have been learned in grade school and many do not have it.

3) Teach them to never, ever guess and to always use spellcheck. I am usually shocked at what could have been avoided had these 2 simple techniques been employed.

4) Teach them that even when they feel they are at their best game, they should - at the very least - periodically review AND relisten to their work before submitting it. Maybe 2 reports a day or so. Re-read it first for any spelling, grammar, terminology and punctuation errors. Then, relisten to that same report.

These very, very basic skills should be intinctive if they are well taught.

Please feel free to write if you'd like a more in-depth discussion about other trends I see in their work.

Took their intern program too

I felt the intern program was taking my training to a higher level and fine tuning  that training in a way that would get me working faster and make me both more productive and confident when I finished it.  Not only that, the growing experience with different companies only helped cement that training, which is something I will always have as I go forward.   Meditec is not a scam and they are very supportive.


Maybe everyone does not need an internship opportunity, but I knew I wanted one and am glad to have had it.  Besides, that very internship was one of the main reasons I chose Meditec in the first place.   I did pay a little extra for it, but I am worth that investment!    I have been on paid status since the internship and never had to worry about getting that very important first MT job.


Good luck to everyone and God Bless.


Unfortunately this program is horrible and
you wasted your money.  Many people have come here complaining they can't get a job after completing this course and end of having to take another course.   You're chances of getting a job are very slim. 
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Has anyone completed the internship program offered by Allstate Transcription? Did you receive a job offer?  Is it worth the money?

If you're already in an MT program, then do get it and
which program did you complete?