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Former Employee - Work Study Position in Toronto, ON
Former Employee - Work Study Position in Toronto, ON

I worked at University of Toronto as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

I worked as a work/study student, assisting in a biology laboratory. My supervisor was amazing, with helpful feedback when appropriate and always ready to schedule a meeting.

Cons

The salary for the work/study position is almost minimum wage, and the hours we are allowed to work per week are limited.

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    Great environment

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at University of Toronto as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at the University of Toronto for the last 8 years, I've had the chance to contribute to a vibrant environment. The work I do as a researcher is challenging and exciting. I love working with professors and fellow students to further research. Work life balance is good here; in particular, the hours are flexible in my position. Overall, a great experience

    Cons

    It is difficult to break into the permanent ranks as a contract employee. There are not very many full-time research opportunities in my field, unless you go through the academia route. I have been trying to break into the Communications field, but have been offered casual opportunities at most.

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    Typical Grad Student Experience

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Toronto, ON

    I worked at University of Toronto full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    At least in my experience:
    - As much hands on work as you want
    - Work can be as independent or grouped as you like
    - Work your own hours, as long as you get your work done
    - Good funding, never wanted for more research materials (within reason)

    Cons

    - Very dependent on your supervisor if you will have a good experience
    - Sometimes hard to find courses that apply to your research
    - Bureaucracy is always annoying, especially so at such a large university

    Recommends
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