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Merrimack College

SCURCA internship

May - June 2021 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

I liked being able to be in the lab and work closely with a professor.

What I wish was different

I wish it was longer and had more hours.

Advice

I would share that it’s important to gain research experience during undergrad, it helped me decide I wanted to go to grad school.
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Student Security

August - November 2020 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed the experience I got. I also liked getting to know the Merrimack College Police Department members.

What I wish was different

I don't wish for anything to have been different, I genuinely enjoyed it.

Advice

Make sure you understand the procedures before you start working and do not be afraid to ask questions.
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Employer Engagement Intern

September 2020 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

I loved having another opportunity to work with the O'Brien Center for Career Development. I got to work on some new fun projects including; the Internship/Job Highlights every week, and a diversity research project. I also gained skills in Excel/Google Sheets and a new program called Airtable.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

The O'Brien Center is such a fun place to work. It is a very inclusive environment (even remotely)! If you get a chance to work for the O'Brien Center during your time at Merrimack College, I highly recommend it! You will meet so many amazing people!
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Orientation Coordinator

November 2018 - September 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

I loved being able to plan and facilitate a program to help new students feel comfortable when they arrive to campus.

What I wish was different

I can't think of anything that I wish to have been different! It was an all-around positive experience.

Advice

One piece of advice about this experience I would give someone applying for this position is to just be open minded and leave your expectations at the door.
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Research Assistant

May - June 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

I like the outdoor education program and working with Dr. Peacock. It was great to have research experience. Having housing included was amazing!

What I wish was different

More time doing research.

Advice

Take the opportunity if offered to you!
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International Student Support Ambassador and Mentor

May 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

I loved being a part of a team that planned and executed international student Fall orientation and pre-arrival sessions. Mentoring international students throughout their first semester is also an incredibly rewarding experience that teaches you so much.

What I wish was different

Advice

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SCURCA Research Fellow

May - July 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

It was an opportunity that allowed me to gain research in my field that I was not used to. Helped me realize what type of research I wanted to do in the future! Great opportunity for experience! I liked that it was a group rather than individual research.

What I wish was different

The research we conducted was environmental-based. I wish the location was better picked and we did side research based on group interests!

Advice

Do different research within your field, even if it is out of your comfort zone! It will help you understand the type of research you like/don't like and allow you to gain experience within your field of study! It was a great opportunity for learning and growth!
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Merrimack College Strength and Conditioning Intern

September 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

- Extremely hands on - Allowed to work with teams, assist in coaching, set up, breakdown, etc - Access to meetings (speakers, presentations, etc)

What I wish was different

Advice

- Ask questions! - There are unlimited resources there for you for a reason...use them!
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Athletic Equipment Manager

August - November 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

The work environment.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I really liked my experience.

Advice

Work your hardest, and the job will become very easy.
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Python Developer

June - July 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

Working with someone I was familiar with that knew my strengths and weaknesses

What I wish was different

I wish the experience would’ve been longer

Advice

Research is a fun and entertaining way to experience different Fields in a safe environment
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Student Ambassador

June 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

Getting to know the staff but also meeting all of the prospective students and families while showing them my favorite place.

What I wish was different

I wish more was going on on campus over the summer to spice it up a little!

Advice

It got me out of my comfort zone, don’t be afraid to try new things. You know yourself best and what you would enjoy, so go for it!
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Reseach

May - June 2019 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed working on the field along side my professors.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship lasted for a longer time.

Advice

Enjoy every moment of it.
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Administrative Office Assistant

February 2018 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed becoming familiar with a lot of different Merrimack College departments and staff members that I likely wouldn't have had to opportunity to if I had not taken this job.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work more hours.

Advice

Get to know as many people as you can, always offer to help them out with whatever they are working on.
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Undergraduate Researcher

May - August 2018 • North Andover, MA

What I liked

the research and experience using comprehensive databases and tools throughout Merrimack college.

What I wish was different

I wish the grant had been better, and I wish the research opportunities were made more available earlier in my career.

Advice

Work hard, enjoy your research and time into the abstract, and learn, learn, learn.
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