Applying to be research assistant

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topgun400
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Applying to be research assistant

Postby topgun400 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:10 pm

Does anyone have any tips on this? Should I apply just like I would for a normal internship? Use the same cover letter? Writing sample and everything? Error on the side of formal? Or should you be less formal? It's a big school and I have not previously met the Prof but responding to a flier. Really appreciate any advice!

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Re: Applying to be research assistant

Postby Mrs Featherbottom » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:16 pm

If the flyer looks more like a solicitation for job applications, I might treat it that way, but it's a very informal process in my experience. My two RA positions were secured through email expressing interest and chatting during office hours.

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Re: Applying to be research assistant

Postby topgun400 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:03 pm

Hmm. That's hard to say. Had you met the profs before?




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