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Stony Brook University

Event Coordinator

July 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Working for SEA is one of the greatest experiences of my life, and I really love my job. I'm very fortunate to have such amazing and hilarious colleagues who always make an event become successful. I am also really glad to have such good reviews from the students about our events.

What I wish was different

Less hot.

Advice

Organization is key! That means you have to set goals and due dates for everything you do, whether it be creating a flyer, outreaching to clubs, or purchasing materials.
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CELT Marketing

July 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Very good team to work with.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Take every opportunity.
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Computer Network Support Intern

September 2016 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

It helped me get some hands-on experience with the technology I learned about in class.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Research Assistant

May - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I liked being able to preform rigorous work within my field.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been to do it longer.

Advice

Go and get involved with the work your professor’s conduct. All you need is a foot in the door.
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Conference Assistant

May - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed developing my customer service, time management, and communication skills. I also enjoyed being able to stay on-campus and learn more about how campus residences operates.

What I wish was different

I wish my team and I had a conference schedule set earlier to better prepare us for larger or longer conferences.

Advice

Try to communicate as carefully and as flexibly as you can with colleagues and supervisors to ensure everyone contributes a fair share to the overall workload.
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TLT DoIT Consultant

July 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I loved the work environment in general and the colleagues that I've worked with.

What I wish was different

None

Advice

Be very organized and be very good at time management.
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Undergrad Research Assistant

May - August 2018 • Southampton, NY

What I liked

The hands on experience

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Being able to commit more than the required 2 days a week is very helpful, as you are able to get more hours in, and therefore get more training,
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student researcher

May 2017 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

BioPrep was a very helpful and wonderful experience at SBU. I like their mission and model.

What I wish was different

The symposium.

Advice

10/10 would do again. Real work in a real lab, helps you discover what you’re into.
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Street Team Leader

July 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I love this job! I got to explore Long Island by going to different music festivals and events in order to market the Staller Center.

What I wish was different

I am really satisfied with the job so far. You get to work in a team, the communication between supervisors and team was good. The hours were fairly flexible and the work is really fun!

Advice

Don’t be afraid to apply even if you have no marketing experience! It does help to have good communication skills!
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Biology Research Intern

June - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Opportunity for uninterrupted (by classes, clubs, etc) research.

What I wish was different

More social activities (I didn’t even know who else was in this program during the time) as it would’ve been nice to network and learn about other students’ projects.

Advice

100% would recommend, it was a fantastic research experience!
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Lifeguard

May 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

My coworkers

What I wish was different

The commute

Advice

Love it while it lasts
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Orientation Leader

May - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I love helping students get acclimated to the university and working together in a team to give people the best experience possible. Also making friends is so easy and it’s just incredible to get those connections.

What I wish was different

I was a returner this summer, so I wish there was more for me to learn.

Advice

Be yourself, because that improves your customer service and gives people the best experience that can. When you’re having a genuine good fun time, that lets others have a genuine fun time.
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Radio reporter intern

May - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I got to go out and be a real reporter

What I wish was different

I wish it was paid

Advice

Internships are a great way to find out if you're in the right major
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Psychology Research Assistant

January 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I enjoy the job itself and learning all of the work that goes into a Psychology research study.

What I wish was different

Advice

Start early, it only benefits you.
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Conference Assistant

May - August 2018 • Southampton, NY

What I liked

I liked the atmosphere and the location of the job. The pace out in Southampton is much slower than the pace in New York City.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more to do around the area. Most days I spend in my room or at the beach.

Advice

Be able to drive. The nearest town is 2 miles away.
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AV Services Support Assistant

March 2016 - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I learned a lot of customer service skills.

What I wish was different

The way in which supervisions were handled.

Advice

Always be aware and think creatively to solve issues with customers.
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Conference Assistant

May - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

It allowed me to network while on campus and create new relationships with Resident Hall Directors, Resident Assistants and other Stony Brook faculty and students

What I wish was different

The scheduling was very hectic and seemed good on paper but hard to implement. More communication from higher up would have been beneficiary as it would've allowed feedback to be processed quicker

Advice

Make as many new relationships as you can! You never know who you will meet
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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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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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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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