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Missouri University of Science and Technology

Health and Well-Being Marketing Specialist

February 2020 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

My coworkers are great! I really enjoy making social media content and other marketing materials for the department. I also enjoy working with the behind-the-scenes data for Student Well-Being's various programs, including STEP UP!

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was a bit higher.

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IT Media Services Producer

May 2019 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

I enjoy being a part of the major impact distance classes can make. On any given day, I am making sure 50+ students are getting access to a class they would not otherwise be able to attend. The teamwork within the department is pretty good, and the hours tend to be pretty flexible if you need some time off.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

If you want to work for ITMS, please recognize that our small department is not the stereotypical IT office. We work with computers, but we aren't messing with the backend. We use VNCs, Online Meeting Services, and remote recorders and cameras to do a lot of work. It isn't coding. It isn't programming. It's using end-user software to accomplish a goal with as little effort from the client as possible.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

January - December 2019 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

I enjoyed the ability to set my own hours

What I wish was different

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

January 2020 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

I liked the freedom of getting to work when I wanted to over the summer but also still having project deadlines and responsibilities. I also liked being able to take a course over the summer and have enough time to focus on both and research.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more people engaged in research. The progress for my project was slow because not many students stayed in Rolla over the summer for research (largely due to COVID).

Advice

Talk to professors to get involved in research! Most are always accepting extra help and are very helpful to get you started if you put in effort.
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Research Fellow

May - August 2020 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

I got to have a very hands-on experience with technology that I wouldn’t typically have access to in a normal classroom environment.

What I wish was different

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Undergraduate Researcher

June 2019 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

I learned so much about the industry and ceramic processing in general.

What I wish was different

I wish i could have worked more but i was taking classes in addition to working.

Advice

Ask questions and stay curious.
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Research Assistant

February 2018 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

Wonderful opportunity to further research experience & career.

What I wish was different

Not much, was a fairly ideal experience.

Advice

Get involved early! I was able to do a lot due to several months of experience part-time before fulltime work over the summer.
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Summer Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

Working with new students every week was a blast and it is amazing getting to see what the next generation of engineers has in store.

What I wish was different

The job involves several different groups working to keep the camp running, these groups often have different guidelines and expectations for students and the contradictions were a mess at times.

Advice

The job is enjoyable but it is demanding living in the same place where you work, make sure you take time to focus on yourself once in a while or you risk burning out.
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Student Assistant

January 2019 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

I love getting to work with my hands and being able to see what is actually important and what I will use in my future career field.

What I wish was different

As far as the actual job nothing. It is a fantastic job.

Advice

Learn how to use basic power tools so that you do not have to come to someone like me to have a few holes drilled into some wood or a little bit of rust taken off of some metal.
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Building operations supervisor in training

June 2018 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

The job allows me to get my homework done most days and over the summer it also allowed me to mentor while I was working

What I wish was different

Advice

While it may look like an easy job from the outside it requires more work then you would think
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Distinguished Undergradute Research Fellow

May - August 2019 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

To get to conduct my own research in an interesting and rather new field, and to then get to present it at a well-known conference

What I wish was different

That I would have had a little more guidance from my advisors and mentor

Advice

Don't expect all your experiments to turn out the way you expected them to. And don't get discouraged if it takes a long time to find a solution to your problem. Every "failed" experiment takes you one step closer to the solution.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2019 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

The flexible hours and learning opportunitys

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't be afraid to talk to professors about research
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undergraduate research assistant

May 2019 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

I was able to work flexible hours.

What I wish was different

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Research Assistant

May - September 2018 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

Lots of freedom in my project, got to learn a lot in a short period of time.

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Additive Manufacturing

June - August 2017 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

It was a cool experience, each student chose their own topic to research in additive manufacturing, and work with a grad student and faculty advisor. You got research experience which broadened my view of engineering applications, or what you can do with your degree. Another highlight of this experience was that we got to travel to national labs and companies (oak ridge natl labs, & Reinshaw), as well as present our research at the international solid freeform fabrication symposium in Austin TX.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared for stuff not to work as expected intitally, often.
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Pool Lifeguard

May 2018 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

There were plenty of hours to be worked, and the environment encouraged that we complete homework, if applicable, on breaks.

What I wish was different

I almost wish that the facility had been a little more busy. A college town in the summer has a relatively empty feeling compared to the fall and spring semesters.

Advice

Be friendly to the patrons. Some of them have valuable life tips that they’d be more than willing to share.
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Maintainence

May 2017 • Rolla, MO

What I liked

The people are amazing.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked more hours.

Advice

It gives perspective for maintaining a building for civil engineers.
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