University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Typical Graduate Student Experience - Difficult, All-consuming, Exhausting

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Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Madison, WI
Current Employee - Graduate Student in Madison, WI

Pros

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a good university to get a PhD from. It has a strong research environment with good training and collaboration opportunities between departments (CALS is particularly good!). Professors and staff are knowledgeable and experienced. The overall Wisconsin community is friendly.

GREAT health benefits! It's worth it to study here just for the benefits!

Cons

My experience here is as a graduate student. You basically have no life outside of your research. Your work hours never end. The stipend is minimal.

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Other reviews for University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Great experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Mentor  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Student Mentor in Madison, WI

    Pros

    You become a mentor to students and get to watch them improve in their classes. Also the hours are flexible and can work around your schedule.

    Cons

    There are limited hours because you meet with each student only 1-2 hours a week. But it is a nice job for a student with limited time.

    Recommends
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    Wisconsin is cold, so does the school feel to me...

    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Madison, WI

    Pros

    It is a big school with a lot of intelligent students and professors.

    Cons

    The administration is so bureaucratic! As an international student, I needed some help on my tax return. The pay roll office, international student service, and my department office pushed me to each other, without offering any useful help. Even worse, the pay roll office once replied to me on the phone that "we can too many of Asians on campus", and cannot help every single one of you!"

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