Pros: free coffee bagel donut day on fridays, health insurance, strong sense of community
Cons: irregular work hours
Working as a graduate student in the Animal Biology graduate group has been ideal for my growth as a researcher. A typical day will consist of taking courses, working in the laboratory, and holding office hours and teaching. The staff and faculty are all very knowledgeable and approachable for advice and mentor-ship. The most difficult part of the job is balancing work, class, teaching, and your personal life as a grad student. I definitely learned how to prioritize and manage deadlines as a student with many responsibilities. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to keep up with the increasing scientific advancements through executing research projects for publications.