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Lots of work; lots of learning.

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX

I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (less than a year)

Pros

-The other graduate students in my field (mechanical engineering) are among the brightest around.
-Somewhat flexible hours...it is a research appointment, after all.
-Getting paid to get a degree is a pretty sweet deal, even if you're not actually putting much in the bank.

Cons

-Pay is minimal...this is hard to complain about, though, given that I will come out with a Masters. However, even a 2-3 thousand dollar bump would mean a lot at this pay level.
-You work a lot--seriously. Three courses with homework plus seemingly endless hours in the laboratory means that you don't have as much personal time as you would in a typical 9 to 5 appointment. That is entirely dependent on which laboratory you choose to work in, obviously, so your mileage may vary.

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  1. Excellent opportunities for grad students to work for academic journals, plan academic conferences, and teach

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    Current Employee - Grad Student, Instructor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Grad Student, Instructor in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Austin's thriving arts and culinary scenes; resources of a research university; caring and devoted mentorship; freedom to pursue research interests; student comradery; great insurance benefits

    Cons

    Low pay; increasing cost of living; some disengaged professors; lack of transparency

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    UT Austin is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    UT Austin provides a great academic environment and good infrastructure to carry out research.

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of. I would be nitpicking if I mentioned that it does not have much of a campus since it is in the heart of the city.

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