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Stellar academics and charming atmosphere

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Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great academic atmosphere, relaxed vibe mixed with prestigious academics. If you interested in doing challenging research with first rate professors but in a place with a little less of a competitive atmosphere, the U of M is a great place for you.

Cons

University of Minnesota deserves a better name than it has. It's a top ten public university, and should be recognized as such.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep focusing on bringing in the best students, whether with fellowship or scholarship offers or by other means. The quality of research done at the university will determine the quality of its future.

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    Graduate Student Experience

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly place with lots of research opportunities.

    Cons

    The fee structure is extremely difficult to understand. The charges for facilities are increased suddenly without any information.

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    Needs to be more student friendly rather that construction worker friendly.

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    Variable and flexible working environment

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Intellegent professors, relaxed schedule (mostly), very nice office, relatively interesting work with some flexibility

    Cons

    Meager pay for the degree level and technical ability, project is determined solely based on research professor's grant funding which may not be aligned with own technical interests. Personally, the experience did not enhance my technical ability and ultimately served to bide time while looking for the next job. Job security non-existent since it is based on the funding timeline of the grant.

    The post-doctoral experience, in general, has become a mode of treading water and biding time in between graduate school and career. This is in contrast to previous eras when a post-doc position was meant as an apprenticeship for the academic improvement of an individual who had career plans to become a professor.

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    Encourage post-docs to assist in generation of funded programs through grant writing, allow them to better themselves with respect to their career intentions by allowing them freedom to pursue things such as adjunct teaching, course development, grant writing, concept generation, etc.

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