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Undergraduate Research Apprentice Interview

Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview


The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of California Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) in March 2012.


I emailed the principal investigator about my interest in working in his lab. I was asked to read three research publications before the interview. The interview was not formal. I was asked questions to gauge my understanding of the papers and gauge my interest and prospect in the research focus of the lab. The PI and other researchers were friendly, supportive, and helpful to me and my lab partner as we transitioned into working in the lab. Working times are generally planned by each researcher based on his/her projects.

Interview Questions

  • What do you think is the significance of our lab's research?   Answer Question
  • What aspect of our area of research would you be most interested in working in?   Answer Question


I was able to negotiate a starting date of the upcoming summer.

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