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Research Assistant
Ames, IA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Iowa State University in January 2008.

Interview Details – just contacted a professor and show interest in her research area. She offered me research assistant position after looking at my resume.

Interview Question – what kind of research project you were involved in? show me a copy of your paper.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, the stipend is known across the department.


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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Ames, IA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Iowa State University in January 2008.

Interview Details – normal college application process for PhD

Negotiation Details – no


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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant
Ames, IA

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Iowa State University in January 2010.

Interview Details – Tell me about youself

Interview Question – explain something in your paper   Answer Question


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