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    Great people, excellent culture. Lots of flexibility and understanding. Enjoyable working as a student and a full-time employee.


    Pay was low compared to what I have made elsewhere. Difficult to move up the ladder, not a lot of strong opportunities for improvement.

Iowa State University Interviews

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ames, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ames, IA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Iowa State University in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I emailed a professor with whom I was interested in working. After discussing possible research projects and identifying where our interests overlapped, I was selected for the position. The interview process was informal as much was determined via email before meeting in person.

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    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation regarding pay or benefits.
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010

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Headquarters Ames, IA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1858
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Attending Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) can be a whirlwind experience for some. ISU is a public land-grant institution offering higher education courses and programs with an emphasis on science, technology, and related areas. It's also home to the Cyclones athletics teams. ISU's eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 200 fields of study leading to graduate and professional degrees. The university has an enrollment of approximately 33,000 students. Chartered as Iowa Agriculture College in 1858, the school first officially... More

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