Great people from the Director to the student assistants. Everyone enjoys company, everyone can laugh and have fun with work. Lines of communication are wide open and each individual department within the department have passion and joy with what they do.
Nice and interesting place to work but needs improvement
Research Specialist (Image Analyses Coordinator) (Current Employee) – Fargo, ND – April 20, 2016
Have a great potential and opportunities for development.The money shortage is always a problem. Most of the equipment need to be upgraded. Also, room-work-space improvement. I am working in a open space lab and they can not move me out because if the spot is not occupied they gonna lose the space and the lab. The other room I am working in is a exs-lab adjusted to the Image analyses Lab, where I have to spend most of the time sitting (long) in a high chair in a very cold room. Nice co-workers ready to help and provide training if needed. Challenging work. Training is provided.
I enjoyed working as a graduate assistant, as my supervisor was very understanding when it came to my own workload and the tasks they wanted me to accomplish. My supervisor was very helpful in giving me reasonable deadlines and tasks that I could achieve, and always willing to give me instruction and help. My job consisted of performing clerical duties of copying, editing, and preparing student files. I was also in charge of creating an agency list for social work students who were looking into internships within the area. Overall, my experience was very good and a pleasant place to work.
Research & development of novel biobased thermoset coatings.
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – October 26, 2015
I was a graduate research assistant at NDSU. I would perform statistical analysis of the material properties of novel biobased polyurethane coatings. I was responsible for the synthesis of the primary biobased resin, ordering and receiving the crosslinking resin, and the planning and execution of coating formulations for curing and material analysis. I often had undergraduate work studies working with me and I supervised there lab work and gave them academic studies.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – September 23, 2015
• Worked with NDSU researchers breeding new varieties of edible beans • Sorting and cleaning seed, planting, test plot maintenance and data collection, recording variety maturity, harvesting, DNA extraction, and breeding
Director of Communication (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – January 19, 2015
My experience at North Dakota State University has provided me with skills beyond my wildest dreams. I have applied myself vigorously and have gain a substantial amount of knowledge and leadership skills. I have been involved in groups, lead my own research team for 2 years, and was the director of communications at the St. Paul's Newman Center. I have enjoyed the struggles that my education brought, because overcoming them has made me into the driven and educated person I am today.
Great place to work to learn crop protection and Extension
Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection (Former Employee) – Carrington, ND – February 17, 2014
Days involved gathering data, preparing the data in an audience-friendly manner, and presenting the data to the local agriculture dealers and farmers. I learned how to use my degree of research and apply it to real examples farmers were facing. My co-workers were helpful and pleasant to work with in the office. At times, I had difficulty asking for help because I was new to the area. However, I took pride and pleasure helping out the farming community.
Progressive institution- want to be a part of the Herd.
Fargo, ND-Graduate Researcher (Former Employee) – Fargo, North Dakota – March 24, 2014
You need to have patience, as you will need to accommodate international students. If you are an American, you take the back seat in most funding opportunities. You also have to take care of social interactions for your international co-workers, as they typically have no concept of independent work or social understanding. Getting commitments from international co-workers to complete jobs in an efficient and timely manner is difficult, but they do know how to perform mathematics. Returning home after a -15 degree day is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Internationally progressive and great if your not a U.S. citizen
Nepotism and a heightened culture of micro-management
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – College of Business – March 4, 2012
Worked with students and professors in making presentations and dealing with class work. Helped in designing surveys, collecting and analyzing data. Use qualitative and quantitative techniques to interpret results and derive conclusions. Gained familiarity with research tools like SAS and SPSS, while honing my skills of MS Office, Powerpoint, Sharepoint and MS Project.
A typical day for me starts off my going to class to learn about advanced sports medicine techniques, modalities, manual therapy, orthopedic appliances, or diagnostic ultrasound. Then I would head over to the Athletic Training room to cover Track & Field practice in the fall and Soccer practice in the spring. After practice and lift are done for the day, I go home and work on some homework. I would say the hardest part of my job is time management, but being in graduate school and working full time, being a full time student, and writing a thesis has helped my organization and time management skills. It has helped me not procrastinate as much and get things done when you can. The best part of my job is seeing the realization on the athletes faces after they know they are finally 100% after a debilitating injury.
The satisfaction of helping injured athletes, free sporting events