UCLA – Los Angeles, CA
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UCLA Law School – Los Angeles, CA
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UCLA – Los Angeles, CA
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I worked at UCLA full-time (More than 5 years)
World-class facilities, brilliant and helpful faculty, and a beautiful campus - overall, a great place to grow intellectually and perform research. There is a sense of collaboration and camaraderie amongst the labs (at least in my experience within the neuroscience department) that seems to be lacking at many other graduate programs across the country, where vicious competition and the practice of undercutting your peers seems to be the norm.
The individuals that handle graduate student funding for the vast majority of people in the neuroscience department (you know who you are) seem to be chronically incapable of paying students on time, or the correct amount. It becomes exceeding difficult to concentrate on studies and research when even the paltry sum of money that constitutes a monthly graduate student stipend fails to arrive for weeks (or months) at a time. This happens on a regular basis.
Advice to Management
Fire the dead weight. They do not execute their duties efficiently and their inability to perform the simple task of paying students on time has turned an entire department of future alumni into jaded and resentful refugees from academia. Several of my peers have remarked that they plan to never donate money to UCLA once they are alumni, in light of their personal experiences with the inefficient bureaucracy and financial mismanagement they have lived through as graduate students.