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    Great experience as a research assistant.Good mentors and professors. Wish the pay could have been increased

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at University of Kentucky full-time for more than 5 years


    Great health insurance package, professional colleagues, constant development/projects going on around campus. Lot's of service opportunities available around town. Town is not too big or too busy, horse racing and college basketball are big deals.


    City gets crazy with students and town folks rampaging especially after the men's basketball games (win or lose :) ) during the NCAAB tournament. Steer clear of State Street and South Limestone on game nights.
    Overall good place.

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University of Kentucky Interviews

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014

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    Graduate Student Research Assistant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at University of Kentucky in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Usually, this post is available for current graduate students - Masters or PhD. You can apply for the position while you are already in school or right at the point of applying to the program. All depends on the department. You need to take a couple of exams - especially the GRE, get evaluated by a selection committee who reviews both your GRE scores, transcripts from all previous schools attended and your resume.
    If you pass this phase, you get selected for interviews - usually one-on-one with up to 8 different faculty, selected based on your statement of research interest you turned in during the application process.
    If you get a good review from most of these people, as well as if there's funding for research available at the laboratory of your choice, then you get selected for the position as a funded graduate student. Taking classes full time, while working for a faculty member at least 20 hours a week. Often times you end up working for close to 60 hours a week during the last 3 years of the doctoral studies since most people get done with required classes within the first 2 years

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    • Based on your CV, it doesn't seem you've have a lot of research experience, how do you expect to succeed here?   Answer Question
    • Your undergraduate transcript doesn't look very strong. I don't think you'll be able to survive classes here in graduate school.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Lexington, KY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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Kentucky knows bluegrass and basketball. Perennial basketball powerhouse The University of Kentucky (UK) has an enrollment of approximately 27,000 in about 20 colleges and schools. It offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 graduate degree programs, including master's, doctoral, first professional, and post-doctoral programs. It confers some 5,500 degrees annually and has about 2,000 faculty members. UK also operates the Chandler Hospital. A public university and research institution, the school was founded in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical... More

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