University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Great research environment

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Champaign, IL
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Champaign, IL

I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time (more than 5 years)

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Incredible opportunities for collaborations across top rated departments. Very supporting, nurturing environment for graduate students in the beginning of the program. You can take courses from different departments, for instance, in addition to your major PhD program in Econ you can complete master in Statistics or Mathematics.

Cons

Top rated departments are very demanding to the quality of research. It is not a con in general, but the droprate 40% on some departments (after 5 years) should be announced in the very beginning of the program.

Advice to Management

Make the structure of the PhD to be more transparent. Do tell people what will happen to them if they are not becoming professors and going to the business sector instead...

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  1. great place to work

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urbana, IL

    I worked at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    low cost living. state-of-art facility

    Cons

    a little isolated from the major city

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. Overall, it's an excellent place for research scientists

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urbana, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urbana, IL

    I have been working at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a good grad school with excellent resources, well, you have to be sure about grad school is what you want and hopefully, you are lucky with a promising lab and productive project.

    Cons

    Location, hard for travel, hard for get a job (geologically speaking, it's technical hub of NOTHING) around chambana.

    Advice to Management

    Please offer more guide for 1st year grad students in terms of lab and project choosing and career planing.

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