Colorado School of Mines Reviews

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  • Being a Research Assistant in the Physics Department has broadened my knowledge exponentially.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Golden, CO

    I have been working at Colorado School of Mines part-time (more than a year)


    I love that my projects are self led, I am in charge of designing in SolidWorks and getting something built. I have gained valuable experience in a field that I never thought would be something I would be interested in. Everyone in the workplace is very nice and always willing to lend a hand.


    It has been a bit challenging to balance working 20-30 hours a week in addition to attending full time (15 credites) school (I am finishing up my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering).

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    Allow research assistants to get a pay raise, and consider paying per project instead of an hourly rate. Projects need a more clear explanation.

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Colorado School of Mines Interviews

Updated Mar 11, 2015
Updated Mar 11, 2015

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Golden, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Golden, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Colorado School of Mines in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had emailed a professor at CSM to show interest in his research and in becoming a prospective graduate student. I gave him my educational background and credentials, and he responded enthusiastically. After several back-and-forth emails discussing our interests, he arranged to fly me out to visit CSM and to interview me.

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Headquarters Golden, CO
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1873
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is the oldest public institution of higher education in Colorado. The school offers about 20 undergraduate and 20 graduate academic programs in such fields as applied science and mathematics, engineering, and geoscience and resource engineering; students can minor in areas related to humanities and social sciences. In addition, graduate students can pursue higher degrees in social and management science. The school claims that its "M" symbol on a nearby mountainside is the nation's largest single-letter, electronically lighted school emblem... More

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