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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Pros
  • A work study related to your major, and reviewing concepts and theorems which refresh your memories (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • 20 hours per week cap, and must be enrolled as an undergraduate (in 3 reviews)

  • Smaller university means less money available (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    the equipment in the university is good, the environment is amazing,

    Cons

    actually there is not cons that I can describe


  2. "Teaching Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - Teaching Fellow in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been a grad student at UMass Dartmouth for 2 years, working as a teaching assistant in a physical-science department. Over all, I find the environment to be challenging and intellectually stimulating - surprisingly so for a small state university. The undergraduates I have taught have exceeded my expectations in their capabilities and dedication

    Cons

    As a graduate student, stipends at this university are not sufficient to live on. They average in the 14-16K rate annually. From this, one must immediately pay back about 2K in fees. Health insurance is not provided to graduate students, but is required, which involves more fees. If one does not have outside support, it will be difficult to attend a graduate program without going into debt.

    Advice to Management

    Increasing stipends would be the single most effective step I can think of to make this school more attractive to prospective graduate students. This would not only help ensure that enrolled students manage to complete their studies, but attract a more talented and capable set of future students.

  3. "Ph.D. Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding faculty (deep content knowledge, and willingness to spend a lot of time helping students to succeed.) Friendly environment. Modern facilities.

    Cons

    Buildings on campus look kind of similar at first; might take a while to find the right classroom when you first start out.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for giving faculty freedom to function independently.


  4. "A good place to get a start in research"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for graduate students.

    Cons

    Opportunities depend highly on finding a good mentor.


  5. "Web Developer"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing as such since it is best place to work.

    Cons

    Best Place to work in Massachusetts

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  6. "Teaching Assistant for Department of Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to learn and teach
    - You can have a big impact on what is taught
    - Network with a lot of people you would be glad to know down the line someday

    Cons

    - Sometimes the environment is less than well-organized
    - If you are qualified to be a TA, you might be better off working an internship instead


  7. "IT Assistant/ Senior Technician Tier II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creative Freedom.
    Right place to learn

    Cons

    There was no downside.
    Right place to learn

  8. "Writing Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in North Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in North Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with some wonderful fellow students who share many of your interests and a passion for learning. If you enjoy the academic life you will feel right at home in the Writing Center. You have a chance to help other students with composition, study habits, and English as a second language. There are opportunities to stretch yourself beyond the comfort of your field of study. The school is fortunate to have the director of this office. She has a skill for identifying talent and challenging these students to be their best. This is also a great opportunity for those who will eventually go into teaching.

    Cons

    The only negative, and nothing that directly affected me, is that I don't believe the administration fully appreciates what a wonderful resource they have in the staff and director of the Writing Center.

    Advice to Management

    Observe the day to day activities at the center and talk to some of the tutors and some of the students who come in for help.


  9. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time

    Pros

    Positive environment, Good learning experience

    Cons

    System could be more organized


  10. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth part-time

    Pros

    The position provides a partial tuition waiver based on the number of course credits you are enrolled in.

    Cons

    University policy dictates that you are allowed to work no more than 20 hours per week to allow for sufficient focus to be directed towards your studies. This policy will likely be ignored from day one.

    Advice to Management

    Wonderful people, frustrating structure.


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