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Santa Clara University

Business Services Specialist

June 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Good community with the housing department, work load is not too bad, and there are many benefits received during the summer.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take the opportunity if it is an option for you because their are amazing benefits for student workers.
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Research Assistant

June 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I liked the personal connection I was able to build with the professor I worked with

What I wish was different

Not Applicable

Advice

Networking is super important. Its what helped me get this position
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Orientation Leader

February - September 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I got to work and become close with a diverse group and help freshmen integrate into the Santa Clara Community.

What I wish was different

There doesn't need to be a social.

Advice

Be prepared to work long hours.
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Global Social Benefit Fellow

June 2018 • Kampala, Uganda

What I liked

Being able to travel and work with people from different cultures and backgrounds

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Apply to programs even if you're not sure!
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Conference Services Representative

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Keep a positive attitude and keep yourself rested to prepare for the workday. Team work is necessary, and be ready to lift heavy loads (ex. laundry).
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Independent Research

June - September 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to research a topic that was interesting for me. I was interested spending the time looking for information and getting solutions to the problem that I was trying to solve.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have had more time to meet with my advisor as it would have helped me more in my research.

Advice

Spend as much time as you can working on your research as that will allow you to produce the best possible research and give you the most from the research.
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Close to home.

What I wish was different

Wish it was higher paying

Advice

Start finding an internship earlier.
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Economic Research Assistant

May 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Remote and independent work

What I wish was different

More structure

Advice

Get started early
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Digital Publishing Intern

May 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Great place to learn and grow in areas pertaining to your field of interest.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

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Sports Marketing intern

June 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

I really liked the flexible hours they offered with the internship. There were many different opportunities to learn more jobs and work with different people which was great experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Forge Garden Intern

June - September 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Great working environment and very flexible hours. Lots of personal devolopmnet.

What I wish was different

The ability to work more hours, not just part time.

Advice

If you are going to have a part-time job over the summer have something else going on as well.
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Computer Science Research Intern

June - September 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Doing research under Professor Navid Shaghaghi who challenged us to complete projects with limited assistance.

What I wish was different

I have no complaints!

Advice

I highly recommend doing research with a professor over summer if you do not or cannot do an internship.
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Editorial Intern

May 2017 - September 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Professional, independent research, flexible hours

What I wish was different

More guidance, networking, better onboarding

Advice

Be ready to get thrown in!
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Accounts Payable Assistant

November 2017 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

got more expeniece for working in an office and financial services field applied what I learned in the classroom to real life

What I wish was different

hold more activities in the office to have a good balance for work and fun

Advice

summer is a good time to take a look at your interested field and try it out
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Research experience with a professor I knew related to my major - chemistry. Got to experience being in the lab for longer periods of time.

What I wish was different

How the money I got from the school was handled.

Advice

If you're worried about summer opportunities talk to your professors!
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Research Assistant

June - September 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Flexible work schedule and opportunity to work independently

What I wish was different

More structured work plan and expectations

Advice

Good opportunity to learn new skills
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Orientation Leader

March - September 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

An amazingly unique opportunity in which I gained work experience in addition to growing immensely on a personal level. Working on campus with an amazing group of peers, while also getting to serve my community and learn more about the many resources available at SCU. Getting to know first years and their parents while helping them with the large transition from high school to college.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

This experience can be overwhelming but there is nothing more rewarding than seeing that you made an incredible difference in at least one persons life.
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Business Analyst Intern

October 2017 - June 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

The freedom to do work.

What I wish was different

To learn more about business processes.

Advice

Reach out to where you want to work.
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