What I liked
I liked the freedom. I came up with my own research project, wrote my own proposal, conducted my own research, and analyzed my own data. My mentor was extremely supportive. My research was significant and is funded by Sea Grant for me to present at a major conference.
Sea Grant held countless workshops to improve our skills and make us successful in the field.
I also loved the location, it provided housing on the water, with kayaks, like a vacation! Minus all the work.