Penn State University

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A good academic adviser is extremely important and scholarships help offset costs

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Former Employee - Graduate Student in University Park, PA
Former Employee - Graduate Student in University Park, PA

I worked at Penn State University full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

With a good academic adviser, you are able to work independently and on topics that excite you with advice and guidance from your adviser. If you get a good adviser, you are able to have a flexible schedule and are not required to show up from 8-5 everyday. Most graduate students will also serve as teaching assistants for various professors. Again, some professors make this an enjoyable experience, others tend to over-use their graduate students.

Cons

Cost of living is high in the area so it's hard to save much from your assistantship and funding is hard to get for certain research projects.

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    Not all it was supposed to be.

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    Former Employee - Production in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Production in State College, PA

    I worked at Penn State University full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free education, but not in all Colleges. Beautiful campus. Great town. Many great people working for the University.

    Cons

    You have to pay to park at your own job (in rural Central Pennsylvania). In my department, pay was much lower, and time off was minimal, compared to most other employees I knew working for this University and others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the Business Unit, In my department, management was extremely poor and the environment of the entire department reflected that. I was forced to deceive my campus customers daily. I was mislead about the pay I would receive after my job became full time.

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in University Park, PA
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in University Park, PA

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

    Pros

    Great Community and atmosphere. Good training

    Cons

    depends on who you work under

    Recommends
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