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I am a graduate research assistant at the University of Missouri.

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

I have been working at University of Missouri part-time (more than an year)

Pros

I will obtain a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering. As a graduate research assistant I receive a tuition waiver and health insurance subsidy, albeit for very bad insurance. Overall the experience has been incredibly challenging but will be well worth it in the end.

Cons

Graduate research assistants really don't have much of a life. Depending on your advisor and your passion for the project you are working on, your experience will vary greatly.

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    Admin Office - laid back, fun place

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Treats students very generously. Very understanding of the student's schedule and super flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Not much to do sometimes.

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    The University of Missouri views its graduate students as grant and patent generating workers rather than as students.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do provide decent classroom instruction as well as adequate research facilities. A few of the tenured professors are genuinely concerned with student learning.

    Cons

    The organization cares very much about the revenue that a student can help bring in by working on grant-funded research. However, very little effort is made to ensure that students graduate on time or that they have decent career prospects. As a result, I know many students who finished with a PhD who can not find jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more heavily in career development for your graduate students. Using graduate students as underpaid techs is a short-sighted strategy that will harm the image and reputation of the institution.

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