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Stony Brook University

Geochemistry Intern

May 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

The work itself was interesting and engaging.

What I wish was different

More time

Advice

Just ask if you can help out, there’s usually a surplus of work
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Social Media Specialist

July 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I was able to improve my tech skills and gain more experience with leadership and networking.

What I wish was different

I wish the department I worked for had more time and funding for projects I had in mind.

Advice

Keep on top of your tasks and keep track of all the posts being made and that still have to be made
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Undergraduate Research Intern

June - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed the level of independence my PI gave me in the genetics lab I worked in. He knew I was coming in with a fair amount of knowledge and experience and was kind enough and trustful enough to set me up conducting part of an experiment he needed to write a paper on gene attenuation caused by the genetic sequence itself.

What I wish was different

I wish the lab had more people my age and experience level. I feel like I could have made more connections had there been more people to socialize with. I also wish that I had

Advice

I would say that even if an internship doesn't live up to your expectations you can still get really valuable information out of it because it can point you towards what you really want to do and what really excites you.
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Academic Advisor

June - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

The motivated students, supportive staff, and incredible work environment.

What I wish was different

I would love to have worked more! We need more students! :)

Advice

When you have a chance to be among the first people a students meets at their school, make them know you care and are excited to assist them in their academic journey.
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Student technician

January 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I liked getting to learn more about how to handle customers and tickets.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been housing for the entire summer.

Advice

There is always something to learn about.
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Biomedical Engineering Design

September 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I really enjoyed the internship because it provided me a new perspective on biomedical engineering. It helped me decide what I wanted to do with my future specifically how to combine my interest in medicine and my goal to become a physician with my interest in engineering in design.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been a little more organized with a more defined schedule that the interns knew about as well.

Advice

Be creative and open to learning new ways of thinking otherwise it is hard to take something away from the experience.
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AIM Teach Assistant

July - August 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I loved being able to help students improve their writing and critical thinking skills. I was also given the opportunity to conduct a mini lecture with the students I was a TA for.

What I wish was different

There isn't much I would want to change.

Advice

I would advise to always remember that these students are incoming freshmen so it is best to be patient with them. You are there to help them acclimate to college so you should always be ready to listen and give them advice.
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EMT

June - August 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Layed back position with a low number of patients. Large amount of free time for studying.

What I wish was different

-

Advice

Expect a low number of patients
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Artificial Pancreas

May - September 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Learning new knowledge

What I wish was different

Get Paid

Advice

Keep Busy
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Office Assistant

May 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

The people! They were so welcoming and engaging. They were always ready to help when necessary and they were very understanding of my health concerns.

What I wish was different

I wish my health was better physically & mentally so that I could be present more.

Advice

It doesn’t hurt to be friendly and greet people when they/you walk into a space!!!
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Conference Assistant

May - August 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Loved the people and the experience.

What I wish was different

Felt repetitive sometimes and was a lot of work, but it definitely paid off in the end. Very glad I did it.

Advice

Make the most of it, its a great experience to build your network across campus with professional staff and peers.
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Stony Brook Summer Camp Conference EMT

May - July 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

The hours were great, the school administrators I was working with were very professional. The people I met on the job helped me grow. The job allowed me to take on leadership positions.

What I wish was different

Potentially starting the recruitment processes earlier, but nothing besides that.

Advice

It is a great experience. Get involved on campus, you'll be surprised how many connections you can make, and how that can change your life and perspective.
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Conference Assisstant

May - August 2018 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

It was great working with other students. It was also really insightful in learning about what it’s (sorta) like to be an RA here.

What I wish was different

I wish that they could’ve hired to the full staff ability.

Advice

Make sure to communicate well within the staff.
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Undergraduate Researcher

November 2017 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Always take the initiative over your own project.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - August 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

Learning about machine learning, a topic that isnt really covered in classes

What I wish was different

If I had a more structured day

Advice

When making new experiences, you get out what you put in
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Orientation Leader

May - August 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

I liked the fast paced nature of the job and the responsibility that was given to OLs. If you like to take initiative and be a leader, I think you'd like this job. There are a lot of other aspects to the job outside of work also, like fun events and team building exercises. I think in this job you're able to gain a lot of workplace skills but also lean a lot about yourself as a person.

What I wish was different

Advice

It's a lot of work at times, but it's very meaningful in my opinion.
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