I taught a biology lab at a remote location in the evenings once per week for 1 semester. My experience teaching to USD was very limited, but also very good. I knew quite well others who worked there full and part time, and my impression was that they enjoyed working there.
Great place to work, good people, small community.
Instructor (Former Employee) – Vermillion, SD – June 27, 2017
If you love South Dakota this would be an ok place to work. The benefits are awful unless you plan on retiring there. Wanted a town with more to offer. The higher level management is awful. My direct boss was great. Petty office drama as well. The town is full of people that have never left so it is hard to get involved in the town. Everyone already has their set groups and they don't welcome new comers well.
The visual arts staff is fantastic. I learned how to develop my own course and the professors were always on hand to help me problem solve. There is access to a wealth of equipment to use in the printmaking area.
Gameday support Staff (Former Employee) – Vermillion, SD – June 11, 2016
usually sell tickets hours before game time and them go to assist the ushers at the gates. Everyone in the dpepartment are very enthusiatic about the home home team and sometimes get a workout when going from door to door and helping out.
Graduate research assistant (Current Employee) – Vermillion, SD – January 4, 2016
I like this place vey much, our instructors are very nice and are really instruct students to seek knowledge in all fields of chemistry. My co-workers are very sportive and share ideas in the meetings, the hardest part of job is to identification of drawbacks in the projects and understanding the fundamental principles of proposed mechanisms.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – vermillion, SD – October 15, 2015
Main member of the Integrating the BioExtract Server with the iPlant Collaborative project group, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Participated in API design of the project. Data mining and conversion from other websites’ API by using Java, Sparql, RDF.
I could not be happier with my experience at the University of South Dakota. I immediately fell in love with the town of Vermillion and the laid-back feel of the campus. The class sizes are small, even the lecture classes, and the professors are top-notch. I cannot even begin to explain how grateful I am to this institution.
My graduate assistantship was a simple job with many tasks to be filled. My hours were as I created them but could not exceed 40. I was asked to help with projects to benefit the school in their expansion in going to division 1. I filed paperwork and files away on a daily basis to keep the office organized. The university is striving to be a green campus, which involves the offices to be electronic. In helping the campus become electronic, I took part in scanning multiple files into the system. I had to learn how to use datatel, which is the campus' way of tracking all the students they've had. I enjoyed working with the people in the office, all are very friendly and willing to help when help is needed. The best part of the job was being able to be goofy with my co-workers but still remained productive.
Very fun work environment, but can be a lot of work
Community Advisor (Former Employee) – Vermillion, SD – January 8, 2014
This is a great job for developing a lot of skills, especially social.
A CA is in charge of an entire floor of residence hall students with a co-CA.
This job usually involves getting students involved in their campus and helping them form relationships with other students. The job also includes things like enforcing discipline with the no drinking policy and helping prevent suicide and overdoses.
This job can teach someone a lot. This is a great work experience, but can be very taxing over time.