Mission: UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate ...
I have been working at UMBC part-time
Good environment, other grad students are helpful, not over-competitive, professors are knowledgeable and helpful, good advisor, free food! Go to GSA social events for free food.
Stipends are low, but you are being paid to learn to become a researcher, which is nice. Not that famous of a school.
Advice to Management
Give larger stipends, fund more students, more free food would be nice, give more advice on careers outside of academia.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UMBC.
Short phone interview and asked at the end of the phone conversation to came in and meet with the supervisor and team members. Spent about 2 hours in mostly general conversation about background and skills. They were concerned with both my ability to do the job and fit with the group.