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"Great way to make side money and finish a degree"

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Former Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Charleston, IL
Former Contractor - Graduate Assistant in Charleston, IL
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I worked at Eastern Illinois University as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

The graduate assistant position covered tuition for a Masters program. Additionally, it paid a modest stipend to cover living expenses. In other words, this position gave me a free Masters degree-it's hard to say that's a bad thing! Also, this allowed the student to work closely with a faculty member, allowing him or her to seek mentorship.

Cons

The stipend was a bit too modest, but then again the non-cash benefits more than made up for the modesty in stipend. The hours were great-only twenty per week, which allowed more than enough time to focus on school work and assistantship work.

Other Employee Reviews for Eastern Illinois University

  1. "Working for Eastern Illinois has helped me become a better person. I would recommend them to ANYONE!"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Charleston, IL
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Charleston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Illinois University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent people, down to earth attitude with minimal B.S.

    Cons

    The campus is located in a less-populated area making creature comforts like shopping malls a bit of a drive. If you can survive without those malls, you can surly rough it here.

    Advice to Management

    Have benefits to Student Workers. They make up a great deal of your work force and the only thing they get out of it is minimum wage at-best.


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    "Great student job."

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    Former Employee - Gregg Triad Lab Assistant in Charleston, IL
    Former Employee - Gregg Triad Lab Assistant in Charleston, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    EIU has a lot of different employment opportunities. This one is a hidden gem. Available to student with nice hours(20 max as all university jobs), and has nothing to do with food.

    Cons

    You take a small aptitude test to get hired; fixing simple computer issues,simple application knowledge on office and Dreamweaver, and computer hardware. So those with no technical knowledge it might be difficult. It can also be a little boring.

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