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San Diego State University

Marketing Intern

August 2020 - May 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get an internship ASAP
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Research Student Intern

August 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Even though it was just for a month, I was able to learn about different researchers in the engineering department.

What I wish was different

Advice

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health advocate

June 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Working a remote job and being flexible while balancing a school schedule.

What I wish was different

Working longer hours. Since it’s a school job I can only work 20 hours weekly.

Advice

It’s a good school job while going to school and less stress.
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ambassador

June - August 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I really liked being able to connect with students on a personal experience throughout the summer. Even though my job was virtual, I was able to help get new students and families acclimated to SDSU!

What I wish was different

I didn't like having to be virtual and the hours were long being on a computer. However, next year we will be in person and that will no longer be an issue hopefully!

Advice

Enjoy the conversations with students and try to remember their names and faces! (you will be seeing them again on campus)
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mentor

June - August 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I love working with students and having opportunities to create learning spaces

What I wish was different

I wish that the organization of the program had been different.

Advice

I would be mindful of how much you invest your own emotions into your student's experiences
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Biology Research Intern

May - September 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I liked the contact with the professor who mentored me.

What I wish was different

I wish I'd been more prepared classes-wise.

Advice

Please do research. It'll make you a better student.
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Field Research Assistant

May - August 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I really liked being able to do work and collect data in a more hands-on fashion. I had done research before, but most of the work that I was doing was remote and through online databases. Being able to go out into the field and actually be at the site that we were studying was really fun and made it easier to connect with the project that I was working on.

What I wish was different

In terms of the actual experience, I do not wish that anything would have been different. I enjoyed everything about doing field research and my only wish was that I had more time over the summer to do so. I was in this position on top of working two other jobs, so there were some times when I couldn't fully dedicate myself to the project (which is why I decided to work as a volunteer research assistant instead of taking on another official position.

Advice

From this experience and in general I think that being able to try new things and put relevant issues into perspective is super important when it comes to discovering what you are interested in (or not interested in!). Even if you aren't sure about whether you really want to do something, at least try it once, because you never know where that experience will lead you.
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Desk assistant

August 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I like how it made every document necessary easily available

What I wish was different

Advice

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Wave Energy Conversion Research Assistant

June 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I learned a lot about the process of conducting research and the subject of hydrodynamics. Assisting with research as an undergraduate student is extremely beneficial. It is a way to not only learn about a new subject, but to also learn about engineering application.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2021 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I liked having put into practice things that I learned in a research class.

What I wish was different

Advice

Do not wait for internship opportunities to come to, apply even if you are not convinced that it is something that you like. Maybe you will find something that you are passionate about as it happened to me.
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Algebra Tutor

August 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Working with the students and building relationships with them.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Marketing and Communications Student Assistant for the College of PSFA at SDSU

August 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I love writing for the website, running PSFA social media, working with motivated and kind coworkers, and making a positive impact on SDSU.

What I wish was different

I love this job a lot, so I wish I could have experienced it on campus rather than in a virtual setting.

Advice

Have fun and look for stories happening around SDSU and in the College of PSFA. It really helps you feel more comfortable in your writing when you know what's going on around you.
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Sustainability Data Analyst student intern

June 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I liked the students that I was surrounded with, they were ambitious to achieve shared goals. I learned a lot about what SDSU was doing with their sustainability progress.

What I wish was different

Better management and working conditions for those in the sustainability community.

Advice

You can achieve anything as long as you put your mind to it.
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Research Assistant

June - August 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Everything was great, its all about who you work with

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work more!

Advice

Keep on time!
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Alumni Engagement officer

August 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I could do it from home

What I wish was different

Na

Advice

Have a lot of patience
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Student Research Assistant

July 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I learned a lot more about the research process as it relates to economics.

What I wish was different

In person

Advice

Don't be afraid to be creative (maybe counterintuitive to economic quantitative analysis, but hear me out). There have been a lot of different issues I have been confused by through my work, but I have been most successful when I just try a lot of different things and see what works! MAJOR caveat- ALWAYSSS save copies of your work, don't want to realize that your method did not work only to find you have lost your previous data.
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Intern

June - July 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I loved how I got to talk about very interesting topics with my peers and stay connected to school even if it was through zoom.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Student Researcher

July - August 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I was involved in researching the best ways that musicians could collaborate virtually, since a big part of the music industry got shut down because of COVID. My absolute favorite part of my summer research was just being able to collaborate with my peers and still turn out a good final product, despite the fact we couldn't see each other in person.

What I wish was different

Since both my advisor and I were new to the program, there was a lot of things to figure out and we missed a few things along the way. It was just part of the learning curve, but it would definitely help to have better communication and a stronger outline of the entire process.

Advice

If you can, start as early as possible! Any research will take longer than you think it will, so you need to start preparing sooner rather than later. Even if it's just looking into the techniques you will be using or preparing your material, it's vital to get ahead of the curve.
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Graphic Design Student Assistant

March 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Flexibility, caring coworkers/mentors

What I wish was different

More fulfilling work/projects

Advice

Be assertive about what you want to work on
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Desk assistant

May - September 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I loved my supervisor she was so nice and kind!

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work longer than 3-hour shifts.

Advice

Find things to do around the desk to keep you occupied during slow times.
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