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  • Graduate Student 1st Impression

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Brookings, SD

    I have been working at South Dakota State (More than a year)


    The school is very supportive of students attending professional development and scientific conferences. In addition, the graduate community is very supportive and rather close-knit despite its diversity.


    There is a lack of more expensive equipment, but with proper scheduling, this can be evaded.

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brookings, SD
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at South Dakota State (Brookings, SD) in March 2015.


    Luckily, I had the advantage of being on good terms with the PI prior to the interview. I had discussed the possibility of continuing my hourly work into a graduate project and led to our formal discussion concerning my project. I was allowed my input as well as time to reflect on the proposed work and can honestly say it was a great experience. However, I recognize it doesn't compare at all to an interview setting in industry, of which I am sure would be more formal and strenuous.

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Headquarters Brookings, SD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1881
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

South Dakota State University (SDSU) is big on education in the Mount Rushmore State. The college offers undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs to more than 11,000 students in the state's capital. Academic offerings include agriculture, engineering, and pharmacy courses. Its SDSU Sioux Falls Program targets non-traditional students (such as students with jobs and families) by providing evening and weekend classes. Notable SDSU alumni include former US Senator Tom Daschle and professional football players Adam Timmerman and Adam Vinatieri. SDSU, a ... More

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