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Great place to get started while a student

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Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in East Lansing, MI
Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in East Lansing, MI

I worked at Michigan State University part-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

They hire lots of students
Your work experience will come in handy
Lots of networking opportunities available if you work hard at it

Cons

Minimum wage for most positions
Sometimes you can get stuck in menial tasks
For some TA positions the professors are pretty hands off (this is rare though)

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  1. research assistant in computer science

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    living expense is low in East Lansing, compared with big cities.

    Cons

    It could be a bit boring. But you will be just fine if you are a NERD.

  2. What can I say, the checks clear and I am employed.

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    Current Employee - Lab Manager in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly environment, some room for creativity.

    Cons

    Direction is not always clear, reasons for decisions are not clear, continuation of future funding is scary.

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