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STEM Programming Communications and Coordinating Assistant

April - August 2020 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

I really enjoyed being able to self determine my work.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had a little bit more structure.

Advice

I would encourage those to think of how to build an experience that is beneficial to the participant and facilitator.
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Chemistry Education REU student

May - August 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

I loved getting to dive into the world of discipline-based education research. I enjoyed spending time doing research and learning how to present the research to a variety of audiences. I also loved meeting new people from all over the country and exploring new places.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've been exposed to a larger variety of projects just to see what all is out there. But this isn't necessarily practical and overall I had an amazing experience.

Advice

For all the STEM majors out there, I highly recommend looking into and applying for REU programs. They are incredible experiences.
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Undergraduate Research Experience Cyber-Security Research Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

I enjoyed working with a professor to explore Human Computer Interaction and Cyber-Security.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have published my work in IEEE.

Advice

I would tell students to apply to research experience or internships that will make you a better professional.
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Cyber security research experience for undergraduates

May - August 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

It was a great way to explore research and cybersecurity. It was also a great way to connect with other undergraduates in the field.

What I wish was different

More hands-on mentoring especially early on would have been nice, but otherwise it was genuinely very good.

Advice

Don't worry about doing the "right" research project. Discuss with the other students and think critically about why you should do one over the other. Why do you want to ask that question or build that thing? Plan ahead and don't slack off.
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Research Intern

May - August 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

I loved getting to experience a research position for the first time and simultaneously learn so much from the grad students and mentors on my team!

What I wish was different

Advice

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