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Eastern Michigan University

Peer Engagement Coach Intern Supervisor

September 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Flexibility, approachability, and overall coordination!

What I wish was different

The position is still going on, and I am new to it. I will come back to this once I experience more obstacles in achieving the mission of Peer Engagement Coaches.

Advice

Be yourself! Also, if you are not passionate about students and their success, this might not be the best match for you.
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Special Events Intern

September 2014 - June 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

I got to meet employers from all over the country. I also helped set up job fairs and manage huge tasks.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have made myself more available for work but school got in the way.

Advice

Go above and beyond in everything your internship asks of you.
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NASPA Internship: Program Assistant

June - July 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

I liked how I was able to ask many questions about Higher Education Administration and how welcoming the staff was. They also bought the interns a book full of advice for the rising student affairs professional, as well as a resume workshop. Additionally, EMU allowed me to work on projects that I was interested in, such as multicultural/judicial affairs within the University System.

What I wish was different

I would have loved to sit in on more hearings. However, it was during the summer so I don't think there are many hearings.

Advice

Don't wait for work to come to you, go to your boss and ask for projects. It shows your determination to gain experience.
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Conference Assistant

May - August 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

The opportunity to connect with other students over the summer was a great experience. Additionally, I was able to understand the life of an RA without the intensity of the school year. I loved that I had free summer housing as well as $400 in flex money to use on campus food. It was a very comfortable summer. I'm sure you could earn more living at home and working a higher salary job, but this job was perfect for me while I was taking summer classes.

What I wish was different

There were scenarios where we were understaffed. It would have been nicer to have more co-workers at times. However, I appreciated the advantage this gave me for more work hours.

Advice

Be patient! Sometimes you need to do things that you don't realize are affiliated with your job title. Sometimes you need to go above and beyond. And you need to always feel comfortable with teamwork, because that is going to be important as the summer progresses. Overall, it is a very fun job.
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College Teaching Assistant

May 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Dynamics

What I wish was different

Advice

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Testing Administrator

August 2017 - September 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Working as a manager of student employees

What I wish was different

The tension between the two governing organizations

Advice

Do not take work home with you
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Graduate Research Assistant

July 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

the job responsibilities include maintaining good relationships with most of the international students

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

proper time management precision in your work confidentiality
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Sports Marketing Intern

July - November 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

I loved how much experience I gained, from posting flyers and posters around campus, to passing out free pizzas at a tailgating lot.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Make friends, and be yourself!
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Grounds and maintenance

May - August 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Some of the people and the hours

What I wish was different

Some of the other people weren’t that great

Advice

Try hard and you can get a summer job
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international admissions assistant

May 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Flexible, fulfilling

What I wish was different

wages

Advice

Lots to learn, but not overwelming
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Sports Nutrition Intern

May - August 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed working in an athletic environment and learning more about how to apply healthy nutrition facts.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been more involved in the mechanistic side of nutrition and learned about the different macro and micro molecules that go into nutrition.

Advice

Go into this with an open mind and a willingness to adapt and focus on different aspects of nutrition.
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