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    I have been working at UC Santa Barbara part-time (More than a year)

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    The location of UCSB offers so much to see and do if you are a fan of the outdoors. The hikes, ocean, mountains, lakes, beaches, 2 hour drive from LA all make Santa Barbara a great location. The general environment of the populous is open and friendly. Specifically as an electrical engineer, I can say that there are brilliant professors working here who have deep ties and therefore knowledge of industry. Many of them become great mentors. Although not every professor will be willing to do so of course. The research environment is wonderful with a large amount of collaboration between groups and even departments. I myself for example am an ECE student but conduct research in the chemistry department on organic electronic devices.


    To be honest, there isn't a lot to complain about. The one thing that bothered me was the process of finding an adviser. It seems that many of the professors are required to serve as advisers to new graduate students. New graduate students without a group give their preferences for 3 advisers they'd like to work with and are matched with one of those 3. Not all professors seem happy about doing it and are not only unhelpful, unwelcoming and condescending.

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    I think the adviser system could be polished but other than that I think the school is doing a great job.

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    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at UC Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA).


    Skype interview, felt more like a roast then a fact finding mission. Might be a good technique from there side. Seemed unnecessary from mine. Felt the interviewer was dismissive and unorganized.

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Website www.ucsb.edu
Headquarters Santa Barbara, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Dude, let's hit the beach! And then we'll hit the books at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), which is located about 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, where the Santa Ynez Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. The coastal campus sits on nearly 1,000 acres, and is home to some 21,000 students and 1,000 faculty members. UCSB has five schools and a graduate division, offering more than 200 majors, degrees, and credentials. The school was established in 1909 as the Santa Barbara State Normal School of Manual Arts and Home Economics and joined the University of... More

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