Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – September 9, 2018
Working at UVM was a great experience that I'd recommend to anyone considering a position in academia. Of course, every department is different, but in my experience there were plenty of opportunities for professional development (opportunities to attend conferences, staff trainings, and more), and my supervisors (and my supervisors' supervisors) always seemed to be open for support.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – June 7, 2018
The most scientific job I've had so far. Working at the molecular biology level which included training mice for operant behavior experiments and perfusions in order to extract the brain and the tongue for molecular studies involving the possibility of new taste buds and how certain areas of the brain react to these new tastes.
not much to talk about, I just worked as a teaching assistant. Work was not intense, but sometimes is annoying, you have to deal with all kinds of students complaining their degree is too low and ask for more for ridiculous reasons. Overall UVM a good place to work.
Helping other students is something that I've always enjoyed and having the opportunity to do so at the University of Vermont was rewarding. The other students that I had a chance to interact with on a daily basis were also wonderful.
The tutoring center is very flexible with hours and a good way to interact with students outside of your discipline. Would recommend to anyone considering being a tutor. The work is rewarding and fairly easy to manage.
Davis Center Information Desk Associate (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – February 11, 2018
This job helped me make some money while not having to leave campus. Overall a great employment option. I was able to work in an air conditioned room every day, and was able to interact with the student body.
The program I was apart of lacked structure which was something I was disappointed in, but was very pleased with how approachable and helpful the staff were in helping me grow as a blossoming engineering student and introducing me to new processes.
My job was specifically geared toward current students. As a graduate student I was able to receive both pay and some tuition help for my both of my Graduate jobs. The people was great and it was a fantastic staff and University to work with.
Pros -Large university with great benefits -Tuition remission -Great atmosphere/sense of community -Cannot speak on all of the departments campus-wide but most seem to be an enjoyable place to work, good hours, etc. Cons -UVM does not prioritize employees' ability to move upward/career progression. A hard-working employee who has grown within their position and taken on additional responsibilities struggles to get approval for a promotion. Almost seems as though the University looks for reasons not to promote employees which is frustrating because the pay is not great.