University of California Berkeley Graduate Student Researcher Interview Questions

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Graduate Student Researcher Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of California Berkeley.

Interview

Dependent on department. Application process was rigorous for bioengineering. Need research experience in undergrad or some time of summer research experience. Any prior publications are looked upon favorably. Rec letters are also very important, with research letters having higher weight than letters from a prof you just took a class with.

Interview Questions

Negotiation

No negotiation

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at University of California Berkeley.

    Interview

    once you get admitted to phD program, then you go talk to professors and find phD project that interests you most. After that, you go to the payroll office to finish the paper work.

    Interview Questions

    • you has to get very high GPA from prestigious undergrad programs, some research/job experience is a plus   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    it's a phD program, there's no negotiation.

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in UC Berkeley, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Apply to the school, to the department in which you want to study. Make your application as competitive as possible. In our department, you specify a few PI's who you'd want to work with, and they get a copy of your application (if you make some initial cut). Then, they will decide if they want to have you come in for an 'informal' interview. This was my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do to help us with this problem we're trying to solve?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    "we hope you can join us"

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of California Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I emailed with my previous teaching experience. Got accepted

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at University of California Berkeley in February 2011.

    Interview

    Grad school application due around Nov and Dec for the fall term in next year. Got interviewed by profs around Feb. Admission was offered in Mar.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the typical voltage applied on a state-of-the-art field effect transistor?   Answer Question
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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of California Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) in September 2008.

    Interview

    Met with a professor to discuss whether or not I would be a good fit to join the group.

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Student Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Highly competitive application process, requirements posted on website include current CV, personal statement, research experience, and three recommendation letters. They pay for travel expenses if selected for interviews, which consist of 6-8 meetings with principal investigators in the department.

    Interview Questions

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