Pros: outstanding supervisor, wonderful students, great rural setting, unique campus culture
Cons: financial issues, reputation of drinking community
Working at Ohio University was a unique experience. The opportunity to be involved with a large, research based institution that provides an extraordinary amount of support to the surrounding community is both rewarding and enjoyable.
Working in student affairs provided me with opportunities to gain a lot of hands on experience. Furthermore, it was – more... exciting to get to work with people who have an unbelievable amount of dedication to student development and the institution.
The downside of Ohio University is its continuing struggles to establish a solid financial foundation to be successful. While a lot of this is likely attributed to an uncertain state budget, it is apparent that some of the challenges come from some poor financial management in the past.
It is also unfortunate that the institution, like many others across the country, continues to employ some people who do not appear to be totally dedicated to furthering the experience of college students.
Nonetheless, I would recommend Ohio University to anyone who is looking for an experience in Higher Education in a rural setting at a large institution. – less