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Illinois Institute of Technology

SOAR Leader

May 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Interacting with incoming students!

What I wish was different

I wish we had been in person :(

Advice

Come into this role with an open mind!
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Soar Leader

May - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved working with the incoming students: helping them with IIT stuff, getting to know them and helping them making connections with people at our school.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been a little more organized, but due to Covid there were lots of unexpected problems.

Advice

You have to be flexible with your plans.
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Orientation Leader & Admissions Ambassador

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

It was fun interacting with both prospective students and students that were coming in for SOAR!

What I wish was different

Advice

If you don't like talking to people, these jobs are not for you :)
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Research assistant

May 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Being able to use different scientific and technical equipment in the lab environment

What I wish was different

More structured

Advice

Try things that you wouldnt necessarily think would be applicable to you
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Parts Runner/Office Assistant

June 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Get to know the department. Flexible hours.

What I wish was different

Advice

While it is nice to enjoy summer, it is also nice to make some extra money
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - July 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Flexible working hours

What I wish was different

Better housing

Advice

Apply yourself to make it more fun for yourself.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be ready to learn a lot of cool stuff!
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SOAR Leader

June 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved that I got to meet so many new people and helped them better adjust to the transition from high school to college life.

What I wish was different

I wish that we had more time to interact with the freshman outside of the two days of SOAR.

Advice

The way that a SOAR Leader wishes to portray their energy level and enthusiasm reflects on their SOAR group. Thus it is important to pay attention to details about their own behavior.
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Lab Mentor

June - July 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Learning about 3D Printers, software, and being able to build projects.

What I wish was different

Being able to work throughout the entire summer, had to stop as I wasn't taking summer classes.

Advice

Everyone is very helpful and nice. Be safe when handling machinery.
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Student Administrative Assistant

March 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I love to work in collaboration environment and with other officers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Undergraduate Researcher

July 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved getting integrated into one specific project at length. I learned an immense amount on the subject matter and worked closely with PhD students, who ensured my success in the project. I was given the opportunity to do my own paper, even though it was my first experience researching. I also had the opportunity to turn this summer experience into a job funded through Armour College of Engineering this semester.

What I wish was different

I wish that the labs had more funding. Sometimes, I found myself discouraged and wanting to back out when machines would malfunction and break. However, I learned problem solving skills through these difficulties, so I’m happy in the long run to have continued.

Advice

Do your research! Find papers similar to yours and get familiar with the subject matter and testing procedures. There is no way to cut corners in research, it takes a lot of reading and focus on the subject matter.
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student worker

January 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I wear multiple different hats being a front desk worker while also working with sensitive information regarding the university

What I wish was different

Working over the summer there wasn't always a lot of projects to be working on

Advice

Always ask questions to clarify, even if they may seem stupid
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Graduate Research Assistant

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Freedom to test out ideas and working with professors

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't be shy and always be ready to voice your idea
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Event services

March 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Good job flexible hours and good work environment

What I wish was different

More available shifts during the school year

Advice

Don’t be shy with everyone
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Community Desk Assistant

May 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The job allows me to work without sacrificing my school performance because I can work at the desk.

What I wish was different

The management practices in RGL leave something to be desired, communication is not clear.

Advice

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Undergraduate Researcher

May 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

It made me consider grad school, gain experience, and do something I'm passionate about.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have started doing research earlier.

Advice

Start being a research assistant as soon as you can!
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

January 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Learned a lot about implementation of different machine learning models and experiments as well as setting up servers and environments

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be proactive and don't be afraid of asking the professor if you're unsure of something
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BigDataX REU Participant

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The program allowed me to learn a lot about research, was a good way to learn about Graduate School, and helped me make strong connections with professors.

What I wish was different

A lot of event planning within the program was not very clear or well defined.

Advice

If you are interested in grad school, I would definitely recommend pursuing a program similar to this one.
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Teaching Assistant

January - May 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Helping people out

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Nothing
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ARC tutor

February - May 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The pay and the fact that I can help other students academically

What I wish was different

Have a concentrated tutor session for hard classes. For example CS351, classes like these need specific session where a qualified tutor can tutor, because not many tutors are proficient any hard classes

Advice

Know your stuff
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