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Sarah Lawrence College

Tour Guide

September 2018 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I loved my coworkers and bosses. Truly one of my favorite summer jobs.

What I wish was different

The weather was brutal. I got heat sick many times.

Advice

Make sure to invest in a really good fan if your housing doesn’t have AC. Mine didn’t.
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Psychologist Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • Yonkers, NY

What I liked

It was an amazing learning experience!

What I wish was different

I would have liked a more regular daily schedule.

Advice

If you can afford to live elsewhere, don't live in Hill House over the summer.
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Paint crew

May - August 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

The pay was good and I learned some skills.

What I wish was different

The weather -- it was hot.

Advice

Dress well (wear shorts). Be patient.
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Psychologist Research Assistant

May - August 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

Hands-on experience with research, finding out about day-to-day responsibilities and further pathways to take if interested in a psychology research career.

What I wish was different

Better scheduled weekly responsibilities

Advice

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Ecology Research Assistant

June 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Use this opportunity to find out what you like and don't like about your job and make connections with employers so you can plan your future.
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Psychology research assistant

May - August 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I appreciated how much experience I recieved in terms of conducting my own empirical studies and designing a study proposal.

What I wish was different

I wish that this research internship continued into the year.

Advice

I would definitely recommend attending all of the seminars and trainings that are offered.
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Senior Interviewer

July 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I like being able to live on campus for discounted housing, working closely with other students and the admissions counselors, and being able to save money for the future.

What I wish was different

I wish the summer accommodations (Hill House) had been air conditioned.

Advice

I think working on-campus over the summer is a really great way for students to make money that they can put towards future opportunities (such as studying abroad). It’s also fun to stay on-campus with other students, especially if you live farther away and long stays home can feel isolating.
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Office Assistant

May - September 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I liked working in the Events office because I interacted with a lot of different offices on campus as well as outside groups. I also gained a lot of experience in the event planning industry. I learned a lot about both secretarial work, as well as graphic design and office skills.

What I wish was different

Sometimes I was bored in the office and then would be hit with many different projects to work on. It would have been nice to have a few long term projects to work on when work was slower.

Advice

Bring passion and new ideas! If you propose a project it will keep you occupied and also make you more useful to the running of the office.
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Facilities Painter

May - August 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

All of my co-workers and I were good friends. I learned a lot of new skills.

What I wish was different

Our hours were very early in the morning. Some of us requested our hours to be a bit later in the day.

Advice

It is a very good learning experience. If you are not great with physical labor, it isn't the job for you.
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Summer Student Worker

April - September 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

My co-workers, some of the tasks, and consistent work schedule.

What I wish was different

Higher pay and more benefits.

Advice

Be on top of your work and you’ll be fine!
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Painter

May - September 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I liked the consistency of the scheduling, as well as getting time to work alone and with groups.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been air conditioning or some kind of way to mitigate the stifling heat and humidity.

Advice

Definitely eat breakfast, and pack a lunch, and lots of water. I was always famished.
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Videographer

June 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

Having an end product I was proud of.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Neuroscientist Intern

June - August 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed gaining relevant experience in a field I am considering as part of my career path.

What I wish was different

I was very satisfied with my position and advisors so I do not think I would have changed anything.

Advice

It is important to ask questions and develope connections when engaging any internship opportunity in order to extract the most value out of them.
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Painter

May - August 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I loved getting to work with a group of my peers and talking with them everyday, and that my day was totally done by 5:30. I got to learn a lot about how the school operates, and I gained a new skill.

What I wish was different

I wish I’d gotten to do more speciality projects.

Advice

It’s hard work but a lot of fun with the right group of people, and stay for overtime every chance you get.
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Office Assistant

September 2016 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I love the people I work with.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I had a wonderful experience.

Advice

I would say always come with things to do. There are days where the work doesn’t roll in as steadily so always bring a book or a show to watch if things are slow.
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Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I got to learn a lot of new skills, and found a new sector of research I didn't know existed.

What I wish was different

I wish I'd gotten to do more hands on work in the lab

Advice

Figuring out what you don't like is just as important as figuring out what you do like. Take each experience and give it all you've got, but remember that whatever you're doing whether you hate it or love it is getting you one step closer to whatever your big goals are.
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Office Assistant

May 2018 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

My input was valued and appreciated.

What I wish was different

More time on projects outside of the office.

Advice

Wear comfortable shoes on event days.
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Student Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

I greatly enjoyed getting the hands-on experience of a research assistant as a first-year. I also enjoyed getting to work alongside other student assistants in the Summer Science Program

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship had continued longer so that we could have made more progress. (We ended on a bit of a down note, and I really wanted to see the experiment succeed)

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions! If you are having trouble with one of the concepts being explored in research, make sure you have it down, and your PI will want to help you succeed!
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Psychologist Research Assistant

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The opportunity to work with professional psychology professors in a research lab setting.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Tour Guide

June - August 2018 • Bronxville, NY

What I liked

The workplace and expanding my knowledge of college admissions processes

What I wish was different

Less hot in the housing

Advice

Do it! It’s a good way to make money over the summer that still lets you relax/gives time for an internship or other part-time job if you need it.
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