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Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

Biology Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

Information and workshops provided on the different types of research being done in the field, skill development, and graduate school.

What I wish was different

My lab placement, not the type of work I wanted to do.

Advice

Reach out to labs after you’ve been accepted to program and ask what kind of work would be given to you as an intern.
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Biology Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Try to make the most out of your time! Ask questions: you are surrounded by experts in their field. Make friends: you are surrounded by people interested in the same things as you. Go new places: you are probably in a place you have never been before!
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Biology Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

I was able to learn about the types of research being conducted in my field through seminars. As well as learn about graduate school and tips and tricks surrounding the topic through workshops.

What I wish was different

I wished I had been assigned a different lab to work in because the work being done within the lab I was a part of was not stimulating to me.

Advice

Be active in making sure you can learn as much as you can from the people around you. Be it your mentors or other students in the lab its important to try and digest as much as you can to learn what working in different fields is like to better engage where you want to go in your career.
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Research Intern

June - August 2018 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

The workplace was comfortable, and my coworkers were friendly.

What I wish was different

The other interns were problematic.

Advice

Make sure you have good letters of recomendation.
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