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Binghamton University - Upward Bound

Tutor counselor

June - August 2019 • Plattsburgh, NY

What I liked

I loved working with the students over the summer and becoming a mentor for them. This was a very humbling experience for me.

What I wish was different

Some of the other staff weren't well suited for the position and did not perform the job properly.

Advice

Patience, working with teenagers can be difficult at times, but just be patient and everything usually falls into place.
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Mentor

May - July 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The mentors, being able to network

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

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Teacher’s assistant

June - August 2019 • Newark, DE

What I liked

The students

What I wish was different

More free time for them

Advice

You need to give a lot of your time and energy to the kids
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Program Assistant

June - July 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

My major is elementary education so getting the opportunity to work with kids was a great opportunity.

What I wish was different

That I had known that the program was at my school than when I actually found out about it because it was a great influence on me and how I got my start to even want to go to college after high school.

Advice

It’s a great learning experience especially for an education major. It goes past just going to college and being a mentor to students, you get to see how students learn from how you learn from other teachers in the Huntsville area.
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UB SUMMER RA

June - July 2019 • Chico, CA

What I liked

They try to prepare you the best they can for the program by telling you what is appropriate to say and do and put scenarios of possibilities to know how to appropriately handle them.

What I wish was different

Leadership within the program could’ve been different.

Advice

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Summer Residential Team Leader

June - August 2019 • Ogden, UT

What I liked

Opportunity to serve community

What I wish was different

Low staffing

Advice

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Student tutor

May - July 2019 • Corpus Christi, TX

What I liked

The students were great!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked more hours!

Advice

Don’t sign up for a job that your heart isn’t in to.
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Algebra Tutor

August 2018 • Fort Wayne, IN

What I liked

I love the opportunity to teach students in a non traditional setting. Handshake helped me find a job I really enjoy!

What I wish was different

I wish I would have found this resource and set up my profile sooner!

Advice

Be open to new opportunities, and give every interview your best shot!
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Community Service Program Supervisor

June - July 2019 • Chico, CA

What I liked

The responsibility of watching over a group of high school students while they interacted with preschool students at Mi Escuelita Maya Preschool and Children's Performing Arts.

What I wish was different

I would have wished for more guidance and structure as to how I should supervise or tasks that I could have assigned that contributed to their learning.

Advice

Interact with everyone as much as possible so that you can get to know the students, staff, and preschool children as much as possible and foster the relationships you are developing.
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Residential mentor

June - July 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I loved getting to work with students and getting to opportunity to work all while having fun

What I wish was different

More committed coworkers

Advice

Don't do it if you cannot uphold the responsibilities being asked
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Akron, OH

What I liked

the students and experience

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

It takes time to build a bond with the students, but it’s definitely worth it.
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Tutor counselor and residential staff

June - August 2019 • North Providence, RI

What I liked

The opportunity to mentor and work with teenagers

What I wish was different

Reduce the work of the tutor counselor and residential staff since it’s one person doing two people’s jobs

Advice

It is hectic but worth it
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teaching assistant

June - August 2019 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I liked working with the high school students.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Peer Tutor Councilor Advisor

June - July 2019 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

It was a great experience to help mentor to the youth from the area. I was able to share my knowledge of college, the admissions process, and early adulthood.

What I wish was different

I wish that we had the opportunity to take them to more of the local community events and locations.

Advice

Be flexible and remember to make the program fun and engaging for the students.
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Programming mentor

April - June 2019 • Canyon, TX

What I liked

I loved working with the students and making friends woth the other interns. I also learned alot along with the students

What I wish was different

A little better organization with the other students and equipment when needed

Advice

Get to know your student mentees personally so they can trust you when when you guide them and they aren't afraid to ask questions
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RTA

May - August 2019 • Grand Forks, ND

What I liked

The opportunity to challenge students.

What I wish was different

Too many hours, 24/7 with only a half a day break.

Advice

It’s a good experience to have in almost any field!!
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Lead Tutor

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Being able to teach/run the mathematics curriculum for the summer program.

What I wish was different

The structure of the days to have more time overall.

Advice

Be friendly with the students, it'll make things much easier in the long run.
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Tutor Councilor

July 2018 - August 2019 • Akron, OH

What I liked

Working with young people.

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Be a positive influence for young people while you can because the program is a getaway for some young people.
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residential counselor

July - August 2019 • Fitchburg, MA

What I liked

It helped build my leadership skills, as well as going on many trips, such as Niagara falls. The staffing team became more personal.

What I wish was different

I wish there was better communication between the employers to the employees.

Advice

The days are long but the weeks go by short, do not overwhelm yourself with the little things.
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