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Great advisors, terrible administration

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at University of Alberta as an intern

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Still one of the best research universities in Canada. If you are interested in researching a specific subject, there is a very good chance of being able to find a professor who is, if not an expert, at least interested in learning more about it.

Cons

The operating budget has been skewered. There have been some faculty layoffs and positions closed, but this has mostly impacted academic support positions like secretaries and TA hours. This means less organization, a lower quality of education for students, and extra uncompensated work for everyone.

Advice to Management

The most important product of a University is prestige. Prestige attracts the best researchers, the best students, and generates opportunities for your alumni. Renovating the president's house out of university money during a budget crisis is an international embarrassment, regardless of where you got the money.

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  1. Good

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at University of Alberta as an intern (less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coo; place to spend a summer, pretty good research in petro;eum engg..rest are average

    Cons

    small city..not much to do..exceptf ro some extra ordinary scenic places a bit far away.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Alberta

    Pros

    working with people who think analytically

    Cons

    student life all around sometimes can be a bid distracting

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