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"A good academic adviser is extremely important and scholarships help offset costs"

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Former Employee - Graduate Student in University Park, PA
Former Employee - Graduate Student in University Park, PA
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I worked at Penn State University full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

With a good academic adviser, you are able to work independently and on topics that excite you with advice and guidance from your adviser. If you get a good adviser, you are able to have a flexible schedule and are not required to show up from 8-5 everyday. Most graduate students will also serve as teaching assistants for various professors. Again, some professors make this an enjoyable experience, others tend to over-use their graduate students.

Cons

Cost of living is high in the area so it's hard to save much from your assistantship and funding is hard to get for certain research projects.

Other Employee Reviews for Penn State University

  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Accountant III in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Accountant III in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penn State University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, a lot of time off

    Cons

    Isolated location, limited opportunities to advance quickly

    Advice to Management

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  2. "grad student"

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    Current Employee - Grad Assistant in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Grad Assistant in State College, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penn State University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you can get a degree for free

    Cons

    it is not an stable job.

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