Bad for me, but likely good for many others
PhD Student (Former Employee) – Troy, NY – August 17, 2015
There is an extremely poor sense of work/life balance between my research expectations and teaching commitments, to the point where I have totally lost interest in a long-term commitment here. I formally voiced my mental health concerns to the administration in an attempt to create a more feasible workload, but was dismissed because "that's the way things are currently run here." Graduate-specific counseling services were non-existent, and the undergraduate counselor I was speaking to was unable to offer adequate support.
I will concede that RPI does have its share of enthusiastic and well-intentioned people, and my experience is likely a reflection of the particular individuals that I was required to be in regular contact with, because I came out of this school much unhappier than I was when I began.
Inadequate mental health counseling for graduate students