This was my first ever research project. I enjoyed getting my feet wet in research. Initially I was apprehensive about working mostly with youth but I cam around to enjoy data collection, the interviewing processes, and field-note taking.
What I wish was different
I would definitely say that no matter what you do find your personal stake in the objective of work or in the mission of the organization you're working for. The product of your labor is enhanced tremendously when you feel connected and understand that you are having an impact on a group close to you.