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Santa Clara University

Assistant Data Analyst

June - September 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked how I was able to learn a new skill from scratch.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work more in a team setting. I was on a project alone and the only person I could turn for to help was my boss.

Advice

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Sports Coach

July - August 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Coaching Staff. Working with kids. Convenient location. Respectful environment

What I wish was different

Worked more full time shifts

Advice

Have fun and bring energy for the kids.
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Biology Laboratory Assistant

June - September 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Experience and People

What I wish was different

More networking opportunities!

Advice

Try it, you might find out it’s for you!
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Student Assistant

October 2017 - December 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Flexible schedule, on-campus, engaging with other students and staffa

What I wish was different

more challenging tasks to strengthen my analytical skills

Advice

appreciate the flexibility to study and learn about the events on campus
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Biology Laboratory Assistant

July 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I loved the student community in the lab, and I loved learning about my professor's research.

What I wish was different

Both stipends were received very late and I wish they were closer to the start and the end of the internship

Advice

Be active with talking to research professors
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Research

June 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

- Study the function and structure of ciliary appendages in Tetrahymena cells - Perform Biolistic Transformations - View cells via immunoflurorescence

What I wish was different

With more time, I wish I could have performed more of the cellular work rather than the preliminary steps of molecular work.

Advice

Work closely with the professor and peers. Ask as many questions as possible.
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Peer Researcher

June 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked the flexibility of being able to work from my own home. It allowed me the flexibility to delve into the nuisances of the research. I felt as if I was an equal working partner on this research investigation. I learned new research methodologies and how to utilize different technologies (R, Stata, ATLAS.ti) to analyze data. I was able to meet and network with many people from a variety of homeless shelters/services.

What I wish was different

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Business services specialist

May 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

The environment was great, all of the pro staff were friendly and helpful. They were very flexible with scheduling as well

What I wish was different

More consistent hours over the summer would be nice, but the fact the schedule was put out weeks in advance made up for that.

Advice

Be prepared to deal with different/difficult personalities when dealing with students and parents and don’t let it affect you!
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Conferance Service Representive

June - September 2019 • Santa Clara, Coimbra District

What I liked

I really liked how flexible my job was and I could decide when I would work or when I wouldn't. I also loved my boss she was very nice and super consider of me.

What I wish was different

I wish that would have received a better description of the task I would be completing

Advice

I would advise the person to be able to lift more than 50 pounds.
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Conference Services Representative

June - September 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

The late hours, being able to work the late shift allowed for another part-time job in the morning. I recommend this job if you're looking to stay in the area over the summer and want a hard but fun gig.

What I wish was different

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Executive Administrative Assistant

May 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

The job was a nice summer job, didn't require too much but also wasn't boring.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was given more things to do at some times, sometimes was boring.

Advice

Smile and be a good people person
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Athletic Coach

June - August 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked working with children and helping them learn to live an active healthy lifestyle.

What I wish was different

I wish it was more structured to the children’s skill level.

Advice

I would advise others to not hold back their voice and personality. It is important for young kids to see strong, confident role models, especially in such a vulnerable environment.
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Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • Bishop, CA

What I liked

Doing field research, going on hikes in the sierras, and getting time to talk to other researchers at White Mountain Research Center!

What I wish was different

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Orientation Leader

March - September 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I absolutely love this job! Being an orientation leader was an unforgettable and wonderful experience that I would 110% do again! I loved meeting new students and their families and sharing my SCU experience with them! I loved representing Santa Clara University in which I actively promoted and supported the school's mission and values. I loved being a guide, mentor, and role model for new students! What I love most about this job is that it never ends (figuratively). Even after the orientation is over, I still talk to students and help them in any way I can, whether that's by offering advice or simply listening about their quarter so far.

What I wish was different

There are some small changes I would have liked to see in relation to organization and efficiency.

Advice

APPLY! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity where YOU can be a student leader on campus, meet so many great people, and officially welcome the incoming class and their families!
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

January 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked working with plants on a research team!

What I wish was different

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked how easy it was to find lab experience on campus and the amount of diverse opportunities available made it easy to find my fit. I enjoyed my summer at Santa Clara in the Chemistry Department and Maker Lab. I would recommend undergraduate research to anyone interested in pursuing further education in any field.

What I wish was different

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Research Assistant

June 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I learned a lot of new things that I wouldn’t have learned otherwise and I also started research that I will continue through my college career.

What I wish was different

I wish I was paid more and maybe had gotten industry experience.

Advice

I learned a lot on my own by using the resources I had available and I think that anybody can learn anything if they want to put in the time and effort.
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Peer Career Advisor

September 2017 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Positive and relaxed office space.

What I wish was different

More opportunities for projects.

Advice

Many different kinds of customers will come in; you must make sure that you do your best to understand and help them.
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