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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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    Great place

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great city, just big enough and yet just small enough. Awesome academic environment, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    The snow gets old fast in the winter time, highly recommended that you take up skiing if you move here.

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    More free food for grad students...

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University of Utah Interviews

Updated Aug 30, 2014
Updated Aug 30, 2014

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    Graduate Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at University of Utah.

    Interview Details

    There are two ways to get your feet in the door. Either doing a detailed research and contacting faculty members prior to officially submitting your application For that here's my suggestion. 1) Do your homework ahead of time and make a thorough research on different programs, colleges at which you would like to pursue a degree 2) Once you can be more specific about what you want to do, what kind of research interests you figure out the best faculty members that fits the field you would like to do research in 3) Make sure you update your CV (must be detailed, several pages for someone who has completed college, worked a job at least for a year or two) and look into sample cover letters to make sure to include why you are applying to specific program. It is crucial to link how your previous experience would make you a good fit to the program you are applying. Even if you don't have any experience in the field, be enthusiastic, original and show you know where the field is going, or at least show interest in doing research in the field (be sure to include reasons and justifications for that). It is not easy to write these letters so, that's why if you have any chance to attend conferences, workshops related to the field try to do that. At least use the internet effectively to get a better sense of why that field of research is important and how you see yourself contributing to the field once you are accepted to the program.

    Interview Questions
    • I met my adviser at an international conference, and prior to attending the conference I already knew he was going to be there and I was well prepared to introduce myself, hand out my CV and tell him why I was interested in joining his research group. Since it was not a formal interview, he liked my proactive approach and things went well (simply because he had a project he needed to find a graduate student to work on)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is nothing to negotiate for graduate student offers. You just accept it. The salary is pretty much the same within US. Health insurance coverage might be different, but that's it.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

University of Utah Awards & Accolades

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National Top 50 Green Companies, Green Power Partnership, 2012
Best Places to Work in Academia, The Scientist, 2009

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Website www.utah.edu
Headquarters Salt Lake City, UT
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1850
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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The University of Utah has offered instruction since long before the Beehive State was a state. Founded in 1850 as the University of Deseret, the "U of U" has a total enrollment of some 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students, plus about 2,800 faculty members. It offers approximately 70 undergraduate majors, more than 40 teaching majors and minors, and some 100 graduate-level fields of study at about 20 colleges and schools; its business, science, humanities, and engineering departments are the university's largest. The University of Utah confers some... More

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