Social Systems Lab RA Application
Thank you for your interest in working with the Social Systems Lab!

If you would like to join our research team, please respond to all of the questions below. This process is intended to ensure that we have all the information we need to decide on Research Assistants (RAs) for each term. Please answer honestly and to the best of your ability. Depending on the current needs of the lab, we may reach out to you to schedule an interview, though we may be unable to get back to every application.

Submission instructions:
1. Complete the application by answering all questions below
2. Submit your CV (named “YourLastName_CV”) to in an email with the subject “YourName RA Application.”

We look forward to hearing from you!

Name *
Your answer
Class Year *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Please list your major(s) and/or minor(s) *
'Undecided' is fine!
Your answer
Which term(s) would you be available to do research? *
Check all that apply
Why do you want to work in the Social Systems Lab? What skills, experiences or opportunities do you want to get out of being part of the lab? *
Your answer
List any relevant experience to the work you envision doing in the lab. *
Your answer
What other commitments and extracurricular activities do you usually participate in? About how many hours does each commitment require each week? *
Your answer
How long do you see yourself as an RA in our lab? *
(e.g., for how many terms)
Your answer
How many hours per week would you be able to devote to working in the lab? *
Note: We expect RAs to commit to at least 10 hours per week
Your answer
Tell us about a project you are most proud of. What was your role? Walk us through what happened. *
Your answer
Despite the efforts of many to debunk astrology and parapsychology, many people believe that you can predict a person's personality or future from the motion of stars and planets. If you wanted to conduct a study to test the validity of horoscopes, how would you do so? Try to think of a test that is both simple and fair (i.e., scientific). *
Note: There are no "right" or "wrong" answers here! We're just curious about how you think through tricky questions!
Your answer
Thank you for taking the time to provide the requested information. We will try to contact you as soon as we can. In case we cannot accommodate you at this time, would you like for us to contact you about any future positions?
Thank you!
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