UT allowed me to continue with my undergraduate degree and move into a management role. We were allowed to have a flex schedule and have 3 days off every other week. It was a very stressful job because of the actual work involved was time sensitive. Training was provided and encouraged.
I was first a graduate student then post doctoral fellow with the department of Molecular Biosciences at University of Texas at Austin. The culture is very collaborative and fosters an environment conducive to higher learning and success. The work and productivity expectations are high but not unreasonable and many of the principle investigators are dedicated to the success of their students and employees.
My job as a TA at UT Austin was very rewarding. Not only did I get lots of experience with electrical circuit design and troubleshooting, but I also enjoyed helping my students learn new things about mechatronics.
While the academic setting in the Psychology department is conducive to producing a lot of research and training tools for developing research skills, there is no protocol for helping graduate students succeed in industry-related jobs. Mentoring resources for non-academically focused students are becoming more popular at Psychology departments across the country, but it has not taken hold at UT just yet.
Usher (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – June 30, 2017
Working for this company you get to see some of the events that are being held and meet people from all over the world. The company so make sure that the employees who works a more than 8 hours a day do get a meal. the hardest part of the job is that you do have to stand for a long period of time and you do work in all weather conditions.
Peer-Led Undergraduate Study Coordinator (Former Employee) – Austin, Texas, US – June 29, 2017
I supervised a team of tutors and coordinated meetings to facilitate learning outside of the classroom. The material involved game theory. The leadership position gave me experience in conflict management and ensuring the efficiency of people under me.
Having worked for the University for the past decade, I can confirm that it is a great place to work and there is a lot of opportunity to learn and develop professionally. I am grateful for my time at UT.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 17, 2017
I worked at UT as an undergraduate research assistant, so there was no pay. Hours I worked were pretty flexible, but may depend on who you work for. I learned a lot of skills that I will continue to use.