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    Nice university to do research but less fun for life

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ames, IA

    I have been working at Iowa State University full-time (more than 3 years)


    Very nice research environment. Nice faculty and staff.


    Location not good enough for job searching. No good entertainment places.

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Iowa State University Interviews

Updated Dec 23, 2014
Updated Dec 23, 2014

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

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    Communicated through email. Interviewed for summer position on PHP, Java and SQL. It also involved questions on my previous experience and interest to learn new technologies. After that, I was selected and asked to choose the number of work hours. From here, it went smoothly. They liked my work and continued my contract and the research assistant position. Now, I am building tools useful for my thesis as well as my job.

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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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