I'm a recent grad and I have been invited for an interview for a research assistant position at a prestigious university. I have been asked to do a 10 minute presentation on my most recent research and I am massively freaking out about it.
I did a one year industrial placement during my degree doing research. I learned a of of skills that were directly relevant to this project, plus the project is working on a virus related to the one I was working on during my placement. However, my most recent research would be my final year undergraduate project, during which I also used a lot of the relevant skills, but it was much shorter and not as relevant.
Would you suggest that I just stuck with my "most recent" research experience - my final project, or should I split it between both and spend less time talking about each of them. Obviously, they know about both projects as I wrote about them on my CV and cover letter, but I don;t know which one to focus on here.
I want this job so much, I feel I'm really suited for it, but I don't know how to prove that I have the skills required.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks so much,