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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Assistant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2014
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Research Assistant
Urbana, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October 2010.

Interview Details – email to professors, work as volunteers in lab, interview and get hired

Interview Question – how research experience could assist myself in the proceeding research tasks   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I accept the offer


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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

Interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interview Details – Very professional and laid back

Interview Question – Why are you applying to this job above any other   Answer Question


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Research Assistant

I applied online and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Interview Details – Email correspondence back and forth for a few rounds, then got a phone interview. Asked about my previous experiences, especially whether I had publications. Nothing unexpected. After the first phone interview, got another one or two talk over phone.

Interview Question – Will you accept the offer if I give it to you?   Answer Question


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Research Assistant

Interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interview Details – application to graduate college so

Interview Question – gpa requirements is like 3.0   Answer Question


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Research Assistant
Urbana, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 6 months - interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in September 2008.

Interview Details – Easy, directly talked to future advisor.

Interview Question – None.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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Research Assistant
Champaign, IL

I applied online and interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Interview Details – I applied to the graduate program in computer science. They reviewed my application and gave me admission with assistantship (RA or TA).

Negotiation Details – Nothing to negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

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Research Assistant
Urbana, IL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in March 2009.

Interview Details – Very late that year, I contacted the professor through email. She showed interest in my background and would like to talk to me. So I drove there and talked to her directly.

Interview Question – She showed some of her data and asked me what do you get from them   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

The process took a day - interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2010.

Interview Details – TO is offer through university jab board. I applied to PhD student.

Interview Question – have you ever experienced in field Lab?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – there was no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2008.

Interview Details – Email communication opens the door to the face-to-face interview first. During the personal interview, background check is at the first place, basic skills and research facilities that having experience on, and the passion for getting this position.

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