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Stony Brook University

Emergency Medical Technician

June - August 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Being stationed on campus over the summer and taking care of patients.

What I wish was different

More hours offered

Advice

Good communication skills is a must!
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Research Assistant

May - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

The flexibility, the mentor, and most of all, the topic of research.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Lead Reservations Assistant

August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I really like how supportive the office is and the experience it has with departments and external organizations. It was great to learn about google spreadsheets, VISIO diagrams, and 25Live Pro. I feel prepared to learn different types of programs that I am unfamiliar with. You get a lot of experience with public relations and communications.

What I wish was different

In some ways I wish I was able to apply my studies to my job; I didn't really feel like my interests were applicable at times. There were times I wished the office environment was different as well.

Advice

This is great for students looking to understand what it is like to work in an office, to work in higher education, and to work in event planning. If you are looking for business or financial careers, this could be great too. However, if you are STEM, this opportunity may not apply to your studies.
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Sustainability Intern

June 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Knowing that I am helping make a difference in reducing the amount of ocean plastic pollution.

What I wish was different

Advice

If you have an idea, say it. Even if it’s a little out there.
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College Teaching Assistant

July - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Helping others and getting the experience.

What I wish was different

It was a nice way to spend my summer time. Wouldn’t change anything.

Advice

Make sure you can handle it during the school year.
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Orientation Leader

April - September 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I loved interacting with all the great people

What I wish was different

I wish we had had more hours

Advice

Take this time to make deep connections with people
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orientation leader

May - August 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

it was a lot of fun , i met a lot of new people and grew my communication skills

What I wish was different

i wish i hadn’t taken a class so i would’ve enjoyed my summer more

Advice

step out of your comfort zone
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Geriatric Intern

May 2017 • Setauket-East Setauket, NY

What I liked

You actually get hands-on patient care hours.

What I wish was different

I wish there wasn't so much down time. I wasn't sure where to sit/stand in between patients.

Advice

Be cordial to the patients and show you care! Bring a book to utilize in your downtime.
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Teaching Assistant

January - December 2016 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Ability to help others and understand better by explaining it to others

What I wish was different

Reviews.

Advice

Discipline.
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UGC Programming intern

May 2014 - December 2016 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Good opportunity, independent work, as well a teamwork and collaboration.

What I wish was different

More event planning.

Advice

Consider a UGC internship. It’s a great opportunity, and really allows you the chance to work and get to know your UGC faculty better.
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Social Media Intern for the Leadership Office

September 2016 - May 2017 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

All my coworkers were extremely welcoming and helped me settle into my role quickly. I was able to work closely with the Campus Involvement Project, which is a student-run organization that is dedicated to helping students find clubs and orgs they are interested in, and raises awareness of all the amazing opportunities on our campus. Getting to work with student leaders was not only inspiring, it led to me joining the Campus Involvement Project myself. I now have an internship in the Office of the Dean of Students, under the same adviser I had worked under in the Leadership Office.

What I wish was different

I was given a lot of independence while working this internship, which was nice sometimes, but I do wish I'd been given a bit more of a structured schedule, because sometimes I found myself with too much free time during office hours.

Advice

Don't be afraid to take the lead and form your own projects! Show you're passionate about what you're doing and willing to take initiative.
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Digital Media Intern

January - May 2017 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

People I worked with were great. Very helpful and friendly throughout the work experience. Helped me with whatever I needed. Taught me a lot about Digital Media Marketing and gave me great work experience

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change a thing

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions
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Student Assistant

May 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Convenience of working schedule that enabled me to work and attend classes.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Intern Strength and Conditioning Coach

August 2014 - May 2015 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I liked how much I was able to add to the training that was going on with every team.

What I wish was different

I wish it was a little more structured with the educational pieces.

Advice

Don’t be scared to speak up and participate with the athletes.
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FSA Intern

May - August 2017 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Everything about it!

What I wish was different

It was perfect for me!

Advice

Make sure Dawn is in charge because she's the best.
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Global Summer Ambassador

July - August 2017 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I loved getting to meet new students from around the world, helping them get adjusted to Stony Brook and showing them how great Long Island is

What I wish was different

I wish that more of the students would've been open to experiencing Long Island

Advice

Definitely don't get offended if your students just stop talking to you and chose a different ambassador
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Research Assistant

August 2017 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Indapendence

What I wish was different

It was fine the way it was

Advice

You get out, what you put in.
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Assistant

June 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It’s an eye opening experience
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Research associates

December 2017 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Research helps you develop critical thinking skills. It was cool to see the application of science to medicine as well.

What I wish was different

I would like more independence in developing/implementing experiments.

Advice

Look into as many labs as possible before choosing one and make sure you are interested in the topic as well as the social culture of the lab.
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Orientation Leader

May - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I loved being able to meet new people and influence the way new students at Stony Brook viewed the school and all the opportunities it has to offer.

What I wish was different

Advice

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