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State of the art research

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Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in San Diego, CA

I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

very good weather, good seminars, many opportunities for communication, cooperation and among the best graduate schools to attend. many bio-related companies around this area.

Cons

it is in la jolla, not in a big city, the bus transportation is not that convenient, the university is only good for engineering, other subjects, such as literature, laws, medicine are not that top.

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    Biology Graduate School at UCSD

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The research at UCSD is top-notch. Close collaboration with neighboring Institutes, like the Salk and others, make it a great place to do research. The graduate community is a close-knit group and events for the students are held throughout the year. And of course the location is beautiful, and within a short distance to the beach and downtown.

    Cons

    Housing prices in the immediate area are a little steep. Student housing was also hard to get into, although I hear they are trying to improve it.

    Recommends
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    Hard Work but to be expected as graduate student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher  in  La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at UC San Diego full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large campus, many resources
    Many research opportunities
    Professors try their best to help students be successful in their projects
    Health care system is excellent for graduate student insurance

    Cons

    Can have unnecessary politics in office situations including pleasing professors over needs of students. You can get lost in the system due to the large school size, standing out is important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For advising office, please make sure to research the classes you are assigning graduate students to teach. Placing graduate students in classes in their field gives much better results in terms of undergraduate education.

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    Neutral Outlook
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