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Interview With Research Professor, Need Advice!!!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Confused 20, May 13, 2007.

  1. Confused 20

    Confused 20 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Hello, I have an interview with a research professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center tomorrow and I am very frightened. If everything goes well I will assist her in a research assignment the she is currently involved in. Can anybody give me advice on how to dress and act? What type of questions do you think that she will ask? Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you.
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  3. diosa428

    diosa428 SDN Angel 5+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    I would dress business casual - if you're a guy, wear nice pants and a button up shirt, tie optional (although it's probably better to be safe than sorry). If you're a girl, a skirt or nice pants and a nice blouse is fine. She'll probably ask you what about her work interests you, so I would read some of her more recent published research articles, and anything about her research that's available on her website (if she has one, it will probably be on the UConn webpage). She may ask you about any relevant coursework you've done. I'd bring a resume if you have one that you haven't already given to her, just in case she asks. It probably won't be very stressful though, so don't worry!
  4. Mardi-Bob

    Mardi-Bob HOJU 5+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    The single most important thing you need to do is ask about his/her's research!

    Do your homework and show interest in whatever it is.
    Its the best compliment you can give a researcher.
  5. frubeak

    frubeak 5+ Year Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Act interested in her research, and mention if you're familiar with any of the techniques that she will expect you to do (like PCR, cloning, etc). I wouldn't be too freaked out, because lots of researchers want assistants to do the stuff that the grad students don't want to do, so you're in a pretty good position to get the job anyway.

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