Agricultural research with some work in Costa Rica
Agricultural Researcher (Former Employee), Corvallis, Oregon – December 9, 2013
Pros: terrifically interesting work.
Cons: mosquitos, and the politics.
There were practically no typical days - in Corvallis I did statistical work for field-plot research coming in from colleagues in various places, designed a survey of small farmers in Costa Rica, and wrote reports and made coffee, and then played soccer and went home to work on my thesis. I learned a lot of Spanish slang. (Sorry, but this is my umteenth – more... review today.) My major professor was very supportive, but there was an unsavory overlay of corrupt politics. I had colleagues from around the world, and that was a great privilege. I worked very hard - too hard perhaps because I cancelled a planned boat trip on the Rio Tortuga and spent my final days in Costa Rica gathering more data. I loved the visits to small farms, especially when we went on horseback. My best moment was when farmer a showed me a long poem he had written about his life, and entrusted his only copy with me, and I was able to get the University of Costa Rica to publish it. – less
Great environment providing all necessary tools and resources to succeed
PROMISE Intern (Former Employee), Corvallis, OR – November 18, 2013
Great place to learn each day. Come to the office when you need to be there, go to your cubical, do your job, utilize necessary resources, interact with co-workers and management, finish work, end day.
Laboratory Assistant,/Office Assistant (Former Employee), Corvallis, OR – October 28, 2013
This was a group of colleges mismanaged by people who did know what they were doing an I eventually left work and school at Oregon State simply because the wage was so low I could not pay bills to go to college.
Customer Service Manager (Current Employee), Corvallis, OR – October 2, 2013
Pros: 1/2 tuition for employees
Cons: pretty much everything about it
Worst place that I have ever worked. Completely unorganized. Benefits stink. And I hope you have 300 extra dollars to pay for parking or enjoy walking in the rain for anywhere from1-2 miles, because you can either park way off campus for free and walk, or pay and still fight for parking. Oh and don't let them fail to mention, it's a union job so there's – more... extra money coming out of your check. So really what you think is a competitive wage, by the time everything is taken out, you're basically paying the university to work there. – less
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Corvallis, OR – September 29, 2013
Had a great professor as an advisor, great lab mates and learned a lot from my professor as well as lab mates professionally and personally. The most challenging aspect of the work was learning new skills in manufacturing and numerical modelling in addition to the core chemical engineering work, however these turned out to be the most enjoyable part – more... of the job in the end. – less
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Corvallis, OR – June 19, 2013
I am studying master of science here as a graduate Student. It needs a good effort and spend time in a day to finish studying and research. My professor has a good knowledge and lead me to the direct way.
A great place to work with many opportunities to expand your knowledge and skill set.
Faculty Research Assistant (Current Employee), Corvallis, OR – June 13, 2013
I absolutely love working at Oregon State. The benefits are great and the knowledge base is huge with many resources on campus with various expertise. I love the variation in my job, I work on many different projects in the laboratory and in the field. The only issue I have is many research positions are funded with soft money, so I may have a job for – more... now but there is not much guarantee without grant funding. – less
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee), MBI at OSU – June 12, 2013
MBI has huge variety of equipment's that are needed to fabricate a microchannel devices and testing and for lot of other applications too. I rarely needed to go out of the lab to test the results. The MBI employees are the most helpful people I have met, they gave me training and hands on experience on every instruments I needed to use. I had fun trouble – more... shooting equipment's and working on them. The best of the job was when from the moment I stepped in the lab until I got out of it. It was a very wonderful experience. – less
Lab Technician (Former Employee), Corvallis, OR – June 5, 2013
Pros: great atmosphere, wonderful employers and collegues, great opprotunities to learn new things
Cons: always temporary jobs
I greatly enjoyed my various jobs at OSU. I had a great time learning knew sampling techniques and many other skills. Every employer I had was great to work with and very helpful in training me in new areas. I love to learn new things all the time and every job I had at OSU taught me something interesting. It was wonderful to have a mix of lab work – more... and field work.. – less
Graduate Research Assistantship (Former Employee), Corvallis, OR – March 3, 2013
Pros: free gym membership
Cons: did not get very many weekends
My typical day started by going to the gym, then spending 8-10 hours working on my thesis and in the lab. I learned great deal about how to analyze and understand research articles and how to develop and efficiently perform experiments. My professor was very open to discussing any setback or hindrances that I came across during my research. My co-workers – more... were not involved in what I was researching. However, I did help them with Matlab and Comsol modeling. The hardest part of my job was troubleshooting the Multisizer 3 and the granulocyte isolation procedure used in my research. The most enjoyable part of my job was modeling my data and accurately fitting a theoretical model to the raw data. – less
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Corvallis, OR – January 28, 2013
Pros: healthcare, co-workers
My experience at Oregon State University has been very positive. I spend most of my time working with undergraduate statistics students. My position has allowed me to build a strong foundation in communication and adaptability through teaching in a classroom, online and one on one. My favorite part about the being a graduate teaching assitant is helping – more... a struggling student undrstand the difficult technical material. – less
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Corvallis, OR – January 25, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: project finished qickly
Great Experience, great co-workers, very flexible hours. I'm guessing that every research project will be different, so not much to say. I liked the job, and gained a great deal of experience to use after graduation.
Senior Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Corvallis, OR – January 21, 2013
Great place to work as a student. Living on campus and working with younger students is a great way to connect to the OSU Community. Made many friends and still have connections from my years as an R.A