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Cornell Cooperative Extension

Working student

July - August 2020 • Brewster, NY

What I liked

I liked working on the various projects that my supervisors gave me. Filming and editing the virtual hike of the local wildlife sanctuary was unique for me, because it was still a way we could educate people while following COVID guidelines. Writing the article for the newsletter regarding indoor air quality and its importance.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would’ve been less remote, but due to how COVID has affected the nation, it was unavoidable.

Advice

A lot of the task that I did were new to me, but I would say to never be afraid of trying.
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Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the work and the people I was working with

What I wish was different

In-person activities

Advice

Would have been helpful to know R.
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Afternoon head chef

June - August 2019 • Malone, NY

What I liked

Easy hours

What I wish was different

More pay

Advice

Great learning experience and coworker opportunities
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Nutrition intern

July 2018 - November 2019 • Merrick, NY

What I liked

Everybody that volunteered CCE gave unconditional time and effort for the greater good of people oin the community. All volunteers we're educated and different areas, which enabled them to bring a vast knowledge of understanding & beyond to CCE and the community .

What I wish was different

Advice

Be 100% objective,. volunteering is a selfless act that contributes to a person's overall well-being. Experiencing cultural diversity is very important asset when pursuing a future in healthcare etc.
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Camp Counselor

July - August 2019 • Canandaigua, NY

What I liked

It was a good work environment with adequate training.

What I wish was different

I did not get paid adequately for the amount of work that I did.

Advice

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Information Research Intern

May - September 2018 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

Getting to learn new skills like editing and stitching videos

What I wish was different

A lot of independent work but would have preferred collaborative work with more people

Advice

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Energy Outreach Intern

June - August 2018 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

Lots of independence, flexibility

What I wish was different

Not enough guidance

Advice

Be prepared to guide your own work!
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Lab assistant

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Even though I work as a lab assistant in hydroponics and aquaponics lab, actually I did a lot work in business and education. And the most appealing part in this internship was that you got the chance to see the outcome of the efforts you put in the most advanced technology in agriculture -- hydroponics.

What I wish was different

I hope the work could be more time efficient. Because as a Cornell student, I get used to high-speed and fast-paced work, which sometimes in the lab work were sometimes layback and I think during which we could do much more other things to fulfill the internship.

Advice

I think it is to find your interest and the meaning of this internship such how you improve yourself, what you learn and what your job contributes to the society. Sometimes, even though you found it was not what you wanna do in the middle of the internship, don't bother try to energize and motivate yourself by doing thing that interest and meaningful to you.
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