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    Exciting Research in an overpriced, weird America

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Research is great at UC Berkeley.
    Working with great indivduals who are also, not from Berkeley, CA

    Cons

    Being in Berkeley means you are close to SF, so housing prices are extremely high.
    Pay isn't great, you will be belowing nearly your entire paycheck on rent.
    Lack of cheap, decent food around campus.
    Expect to pay $9 for meals which you could get for $5-6 in the mid west

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University of California Berkeley Interviews

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015

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    Graduate Student Instructor Interview

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    The hiring process begins with an online application where you indicate your course preferences. There's also space to submit or upload your CV. After submission, professors choose students based on preference. Final assignments are formalized by the GSI coordinator. There isn't a formal interview, but professors talk to one another to see who might be a good fit. First time GSI's are often assigned to a general, lower division course.

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Best Colleges, US News, 2010

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Website www.berkeley.edu
Headquarters Berkeley, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1682
Type College / University
Industry Education
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The University of California at Berkeley has been organic from the beginning. UC Berkeley was created by the state's Organic Act of 1868, merging a private college and a land-grant institution. From modest East Bay beginnings came a world-class university that grew world-famous in the 1960s from the Free Speech Movement on campus, and for the social activism that still defines many of its students today. The 2,000 members of the faculty include eight Nobel laureates, four Pulitzer Prize winners, and 32 MacArthur Fellows (the "genius awards"). UC Berkeley, also known as Cal... More

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