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Saint Louis University

Student Desk Worker

December 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I love being able to meet new people everyday. I also enjoy working with the Busch Student Center staff and my fellow student workers.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was more communication from the staff and student workers concerning events, but it is improving now.

Advice

You have to be open-minded and be able to communicate effectively and adapt to different situations.
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University 101 Peer Instructor

August - November 2020 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I loved being able to connect with and be a resource to the freshman at SLU. It was such a great experience to help them transition from high school to college life, especially in the midst of this hectic pandemic.

What I wish was different

It would have been nice if we had been able to do more interactive activities. It was challenging to cultivate full participation and engagement with COVID restrictions.

Advice

I would recommend maintaining constant communication with your primary instructor about the class, how the students are doing, and how you both could find ways to better the experience of the students.
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Research Assistant

June - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The work was different every day and was very interesting.

What I wish was different

I wish I’d been paid, but i volunteered to do the work so i could have some experience

Advice

Always be open to learn new things... I learned how to solder
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ITS Intern

August - December 2016 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Being assigned challenging projects that impacted production-level tasks while being given free reign to tackle them as I saw fit.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been a more structured program that allowed interns to rotate through the different IT departments.

Advice

Persevere. It took me two emails and a face-to-face interaction with the internship coordinator before I finally was able to schedule an interview with my supervisor in the Wool building. Utilize the career resource center. They can help you polish your resume and conduct mock interviews to help you prepare.
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Accounting Assistant

August 2016 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

They were really helpful with hours working around class schedules. I was able to use excel a lot and gain useful skills. The woman I worked with was very helpful and fun to work with.

What I wish was different

Nothing. It was a great experience, only gave it four stars because it was dull work.

Advice

Take advantage of this job as long as you can. It’s a very great place to work during the school year.
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Research Assistant

June - August 2017 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I like the flexibility

What I wish was different

I wish I had more hours to work

Advice

Get started early and put in your best work
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camp couselor

May - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Kids

What I wish was different

Training

Advice

Patience is a virtue
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McNair Scholars Summer Research Intern

June - July 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

This was a great opportunity to learn more about conducting research and summarizing findings into a paper.

What I wish was different

Advice

Solidify your interests early and work productively to ensure you finish everything on time.
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Lab Assistant

May 2016 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I appreciated the opportunity for continued growth as a researcher. I'm planning on applying to graduate school and a large part of obtaining a higher degree is research. My lab PI sees me as a real and capable person with interests. She kept these interests in mind throughout the summer, encouraging to perform investigations that she thought I'd find to be engaging. I got to do technical research lab tasks like specimen dissection, which was probably my favorite part of it all.

What I wish was different

I had the awesome opportunity to visit the Tyson Research Center and work with the wonderful individuals over there. I wish I had gone more!

Advice

I landed this position after developing a relationship with one of my beloved professors who eventually introduced me to my current lab PI. Forming intentional connections with your professors and learning about their research is important.
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