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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Child Life Practicum

May - June 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Valued my input as a student, encouraged bonding between myself and other practicum students, and focused on making sure my education was well-rounded. Very supportive staff and supervisors. Worked well with us when we requested additional career preparation opportunities.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to see more areas of the hospital but they were in the middle of an expansion/move so certain areas were not able to be visited

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask to see more of an area you are interested in! I did this with 2 units and am so glad I did.
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Clinical Research Coordinator

May - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I loved the valuable experienced I gained in learning how clinical research gets started and how patients need to be approached to understand the importance of research.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have shadowed more so I could find perspective on what career I wish to pursue.

Advice

Be open to new experiences! Every opportunity provides valuable insight and influential connections.
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ADHDSTP Counselor

June - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Loved the supportive work environment and the purpose.

What I wish was different

More pay because it was very hard work.

Advice

It is incredibly challenging work but equally rewarding.
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Clinical Research Intern

May - July 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I loved working with other college students on a project I had a lot of control over. I also like that there was a lot of shadowing experience of different healthcare providers.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had more guidance from my mentor and given more feedback on my work

Advice

Be open-minded to learning new things and tell your PI what you want to get out of this internship.
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Psychology Research Assistant

June - September 2020 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I got some hands-on experience with how being a researcher works, and I was able to get involved in some higher-level projects that weren't just data entry or participant recruitment, etc.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Certified Pharmacy Technician

October 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I love working at this hospital

What I wish was different

Advice

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research assistant

August - December 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

i enjoyed the poeple and experience

What I wish was different

the atmosphere and work wasnt hands on

Advice

ask if the lab is wet or dry to make sure its for you
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Student II

April 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I most enjoyed the clinical research studies that I contributed to. Interacting firsthand with the children with whom we conducted research was the most influential and motivating part of my experience.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had had more time to contribute to the clinical projects that I worked on.

Advice

Even if you feel that an opportunity may not be the best fit for you, it is better to try it and be disappointed than to never try it and wonder what could have been. At first, I was not sure if this clinical research experience would align with my strengths, but after trying it, I am glad that I was able to put forth effort and actually enjoy it.
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Monitor tech

May 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I love meeting new people I work with and working with babies.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I am still here.

Advice

Work hard!
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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I liked the people in my lab and the experience I had with some of the best researchers in the country.

What I wish was different

More communication

Advice

I think my piece of advice is use your resources especially when exposed to the best research in the country for pediatrics.
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Research Student

June - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Learning research techniques and how to develop and carry out experiments

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

Go in with enthusiasm and be willing to learn
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Accounting Intern

January 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I liked the wide variety of work, allowing me to see many parts of the accounting department and be able to help people in all departments.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Research Assistant

May 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The workplace was very friendly

What I wish was different

Nothing stands out as something that needs to change

Advice

You have to work hard and focus on learning about the projects in the lab, even though you may only work on one. You may be asked to assist someone else with their project at some point.
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Computer Science Co-op

August 2017 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I loved working in a team and learning more both inside and outside of my field.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more co-ops or full time employees in my team that have extensive computer science background so I could learn more from others

Advice

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Clinical Research Coordinator

August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I really like the pace of the job and the material we work on.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change anything.

Advice

I would say to come in ready to work hard and learn a lot, but it's a lot of fun.
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Student

September 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I real like the hands on lab experience which this lab has given me.

What I wish was different

Advice

As a student this is a great opportunity to make connections and learn.
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Hematology Research Assistant

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I love the lab that I work in. I have been there for four summers now. Being able to return to the same project and see it evolve over the years is very fulfilling.

What I wish was different

I took a month off to study abroad which prevented me from conducting a summer long project and presenting on it. I wish I had been able to do this.

Advice

Fully embrace it. If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask.
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Research Fellowship

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The work environment was amazing. I received amazing mentorship and learned a ton.

What I wish was different

Not much. Way better than expected.

Advice

It pays to work hard and prepare because I was so lucky to receive this offer.
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Student Researcher

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I had many opportunities to network and meet with professors and faculty at the hospital, University of Cincinnati and even was introduced to the director of the Cincinnati Zoo. Additionally, I learned so much about immunology, about working with animal models and what a full-time research career looks like!

What I wish was different

The program started off slow and it was a few weeks before I was able to really start working and researching which was very frustrating at the time.

Advice

Keep pushing. There were days or many days in a row where there wasn't much going on in the lab so we didn't have any work or were forced to read scientific paper after scientific paper. But we continued to ask grad students if they had anything we could do or could watch and sometimes it paid off. Also, this was my third summer of applying for research jobs and I didn't hear about this one until March, which is pretty late, and I was expecting to get denied once again, but this time it worked out. So just because you don't get in or don't get the job this summer, don't give up try again. Sometimes it has less to do with you and more to do with funding or something else totally out of your control.
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Student Trainee

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Lots of direct observations, opportunities to ask questions & interact with staff psychologists and expand on knowledge in hands-on ways.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared for anything! Flexibility is key in an experience like this. Be willing to do new things and change your schedule around.
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