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Easy, easy work.

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Former Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Ames, IA
Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ames, IA

I worked at Iowa State University part-time for more than a year

Pros

- TA work is usually easy and lightweight.
- Pay is the same as dining or other areas around campus, but the work is actually related to your field!
- Establish rapport with professors in your major.
- Work directly with students (sometimes teaching subjects)
- Usually you are able to work your own desired hours.

Cons

- Pay is shy of minimum wage, but that is to be expected.
- Sometimes there is not enough work to do 10 hours in a week.
- There is the potential of having some students that require more dedication to teaching than others.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give TA's a raise if they decide to stick around for more than a semester. They know what they are doing.

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    How is it like to be a Graduate RA

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Iowa State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can network with a lot of people.

    Cons

    Sometimes research get a little boring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate research assistant in mechanical engineering.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Iowa State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great programs, great campus, great town.

    Cons

    Some departments are very bureaucratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim out some of the bureaucracy on things such as purchasing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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