Eunice - Instructor (Current Employee) – Eunice, LA – July 7, 2017
LSUE is an excellent University to work for. The environment is family oriented and the students are eager to learn. I enjoy my job tremendously, but, faculty and staff are long overdue a pay raise and there has been no possibility of progression, in regards to a full time contract or professorship, since I've been employed in August of 2010.
Registered Nurse - Staff (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA 70805 – June 30, 2017
Loved working at this hospital. Never a dull moment, always the opportunity to learn and provide care to a large variety of patients. Was no time to sit, hardly ever took any breaks or even lunch break.
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – June 13, 2017
LSU is a culture of it's own. I feel it'd be inappropriate to comment on my job experience there as I was new to college, new to working in college, etc. Mostly just fond memories of profs encouraging me to work on papers, and one particular memory of a professor advising me as I graduated and tried to figure out if I should go to law school or grad school. It was very sincere and helpful.
Captionist (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – June 12, 2017
Being a captionist at any college, let alone a huge university, is like a continuous learning experience. Working with the hearing impaired/hard of hearing was new to me but an absolute blessing. Hardest part of the job was creating your personal dictionary for c-print.
Academic Coach (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 30, 2017
A typical work day consisted of meeting students and reviewing their work. It also included offering suggestions about how to study for assignments. What I learned is that student athletes are privileged. The workplace culture was dynamic. The hardest part of the job was to get students to meet while the most enjoyable was working with them.
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 27, 2017
Although my boss was absolutely wonderful, the overall atmosphere is one in which non-faculty members, including graduate students, are treated as second class citizens. The pay is not enough to live on, meaning that many have to get second or even third jobs, and the health insurance is terrible. This university clearly does not care about its classified employees or its graduate students (who often make even less than classified employees). The people who work at LSU, despite such negatives, are wonderful and willing to help individuals in any way that they can.
It's as good as your relationship with whomever you are working for
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 23, 2017
The experience depends on who you are working with. Some people are more considerate and accommodating than others. Has potential to be highly fulfilling experience. You may have lots of leeway to shape how involved your role is, the nature of your tasks, etc.
Academic Mentor (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 8, 2017
The boss wasn't a very like-able person and the job wasn't as fulfilling as expected. The program was terminated after operating for only 3 years. I was in the first group of people to be involved, and the program was terminated the year after I left, after the founder quit.
Electrical Engineer - Project (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 4, 2017
This was a capstone project, making it not a full-time position. Students were divided in mixed groups, i.e. people from different backgrounds. Communication was easy enough to get the project going. Well organized meetings were key to the progress of the project.
Reactor Designer (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – April 17, 2017
In this job, I worked with an LSU graduate student testing the functionality of different materials used to grow bacteria for a water filter. We compared artificial plastic beads with natural rice hulls. I learned how to test water for its nitrate/nitrite levels. I designed and constructed multiple acrylic tanks to optimize the flow directions for maxim filtration efficiency. The most enjoyable part of the job was working in a comfortable environment and doing something I had an extreme interest in.
don't wait until you are 40 years to get into grad school!
College of Engineering Dean's Fellow (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – April 10, 2017
As a grad student, I worked very hard, every single day, from 6-6. I still had trouble trying to keep up with the 21-year olds that had fresh undergraduate degrees, and didn't need any sleep. I had a wife and a house, and I could not keep up. My experimental apparatus also never worked, hence the lack of a dissertation; no data, nothing to write about!