Working as a Teachers Assistant, I was able to meet new people, mentor new students and learn from the professors I worked for in a way that couldn't have happened through a class. I highly recommend being a teachers assistant if the opportunity presents itself.
Graduate Research Chemist (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – May 30, 2018
Facilities for the chemistry dept are an antiquated joke. The state really ought to look into the people they hire and what they do with their time and valuable resources. I do not regret my time here nor the lessons that I took away, but feel there is great potential for better outcomes with more oversight. Staff cannot simply wander away from work and be unaccountable for months at a time.
CUSTODIAN (Current Employee) – Fargo, ND – May 3, 2018
It is a pretty laid back place to work. I got along with the people I worked with well and there wasn't too much in the way of stress. The hardest part for me was getting to know the people, because there are so many of them.
This is a relax, enjoyable job to have while in school. There is always something to be done, but no stress associated with the work. Weekend work is available for a few more hours on the paycheck, but no a requirement to work here.
Slope County Extension Agent (Former Employee) – Amidon, ND – April 14, 2018
Answering calls on all things from agriculture to 4-H, lawn and garden and all things in between. If the people work and justification wasn't based on numbers but percent of county served it would have been easier to deal with management.
Student Cook and Barista (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – March 14, 2018
I was involved with the daily preparation of meals on wheels. When there wasn't as much to do, I worked in the coffee shop attached to the dining center. I learned how to work as part of team and speak up when needed. The most enjoyable aspect of my job was my coworkers.
Teaching assistant/ Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Fargo, ND – February 9, 2018
The North Dakota State University is an excellent place to study and work. I am currently doing my master's degree here and working as a research assistant and teaching assistant together that helps me a lot.
Custodian (Current Employee) – Fargo, ND – January 17, 2018
My Typical day starts out unlocking doors, cleaning the entire area assigned, which continues throughout the entire day. I love my immediate supervisor, but think very little of overall management. Lip service runs rampant towards the custodial staff, which in turn brings down all moral in the work place culture. If you ask a majority of state employees what is a good part of the jobs with the state, would be the benefits. Although the pay scale overall, ranks one of the lowest throughout the United States.
Maintenance and Repair Technician (Former Employee) – Fargo, ND – January 10, 2018
I worked part time for Residence life doing grounds-keeping work. It was the best job I could have possibly found as I was completing my degree at the same time. The atmosphere was very laid back but efficient. The guys I worked with will be friends for life and I am truly grateful to have worked there.
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – North Dakota – November 28, 2017
Coming from India, NDSU never seemed like somewhere different. The community is very interactive and joyful to be with. They made me feel like one of their own. The work environment is very competitive with many bright minds trying to explore different new strategies in the engineering domain. I was fortunate to work with my advisers who gave me immaculate suggestions to carry out my research work. The culmination of control systems and power systems in my PhD work gave me a new direction to look at issues concerning the state of the art technologies. The culmination of coursework and research work always complemented each other, leading to better understanding of the topics required in a PhD program. The learning environment of NDSU with the laid back feel of Fargo made me more efficient in thinking and carrying out my research better. It has been a great learning curve for me here.