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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Intern Lead insructor

July - September 2019 • Davis, CA

What I liked

I liked that i had a lot of ability to shape the program i was participating in. I also like that i had a lot of moments to share and apply my knowledge and experience.

What I wish was different

I would've liked some help leading the interns and a more open space to teach them in. I think the space i had was too cramped and made it easy to not be motivated to do work in.

Advice

I would say be patient! Teaching and leading a team is hard work and it can get very frustrating at times!
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Chemistry Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

What I liked

Lots of flexibility, great stipend, lots of valuable experience with premier instrumentation, unique work culture

What I wish was different

I wish there was more time management and communication done on the end of my mentors to ensure that (a) my research project could be finished during my summer appointment and (b) I had a clear sense of what my research was going to be when entering the appointment

Advice

13 people found this helpful

Chemical Laboratory Technician

June 2018 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

Hands on experience

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Laboratory experience in college is very different from real life
22 people found this helpful

Student Researcher

May - August 2018 • Morrisville, NC

What I liked

I loved being able to conduct my own research while being supported by my lab team. Having hands on/experiential learning is valuable to me because I learn best while doing. Also, presentation opportunities and networking events associated with my research has been valuable.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to continue my study.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Also, you can never have too much background knowledge!
19 people found this helpful

Rotational Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Oak Ridge, TN

What I liked

The research experience was a great opportunity for me to evaluate my post undergraduate life.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had a more hands on experience.

Advice

Persistence is key and meeting deadlines means managing your time well.
16 people found this helpful