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"Teaching Assistant"

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Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Nashville, TN
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Positive Outlook
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I have been working at Vanderbilt University part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Vanderbilt University is a very good place to work. We have talented professors and experienced stuffs here. It is great to work here.

Cons

I have no idea about cons

Other Employee Reviews for Vanderbilt University

  1. "Great place to do graduate research in any biomedical field"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting-edge research, PhD students receive highly-competitive stipends, free health insurance, rec. center, and waiver of tuition

    Cons

    Academic researchers aren't fully focused on training and preparing you for your next career move. They're focused on getting funding and doing research.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide career development source through routes other than advisers. Even my adviser who I consider to be top-notch could've done better to clue me in on some things. For example, I had looked for positions at PUI's and liberal arts colleges that don't require a postDoc but wasn't informed about the seasonal nature of such position announcements. They come out in October. That one piece of knowledge up front would've saved me a lot of frustration looking for such positions during the off-season.


  2. "great workplace, great medical benefits"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. small class size
    2. research oriented university
    3. big medical school
    4. great medical benefits
    It is premier school located in relatively quiet laid back city. The paycheck(for research assistants) is quite good but cost of living is also high. But main thing is that you will always find funds to support you. So if you get admission, be assure that you will graduate without worrying about costs. If some professor is ready to hire you as RA then okay but if not they will keep you as TA. So no worries there.

    Cons

    Depends on department and adviser/boss
    work can be stressful sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional

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