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Texas A&M University

Veterans Affairs

October 2022 • Corpus Christi, TX

What I liked

The work community and mindset of coworkers.

What I wish was different

Everything has been working out great.

Advice

Enjoy helping community and supporting veterans, you should love this job.
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Summer research intern

May - August 2022 • Houston, TX

What I liked

Great introduction into full time research.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • College Station, TX

What I liked

The variety of experiences.

What I wish was different

More involvement with other projects.

Advice

Great learning experience.
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STEM Researcher

May - July 2021 • College Station, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed learning wet lab procedures.

What I wish was different

I wish I had learned more about stats.

Advice

Always apply even if you don't believe you are qualified.
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lab assistant

June - August 2019 • College Station, TX

What I liked

Working in the lab, really hands on conducting the project.

What I wish was different

Wish I was there longer.

Advice

Always be ready to work, follow the rules, and listen carefully to the instructions.
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Research Intern

May - August 2020 • Worcester, MA

What I liked

Got the chance to work independently on a project with the help of an advisor located at Sandia. It was a fully remote, which was nice due to Covid. They had lots of activities planned such as webinars, mini classes and tutorials, and social zoom calls to help us (me and the other researchers on other projects) with our research as well as to help us network and get to know each other.

What I wish was different

Obviously I wish that I could have gone in person. Also, it would have been nice to work more collaboratively.

Advice

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UAS GIS Researcher

May - August 2019 • Corpus Christi, TX

What I liked

It was nice going somewhere far away for the summer.

What I wish was different

I should have applied to REU positions sooner (years ago)

Advice

Try to plan a full week of meals on sunday
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Undergraduate Researcher

May - August 2019 • College Station, TX

What I liked

Great facility, was put in a young, diverse and innovative research group. Travel and living expenses were covered on top of a stipend. I lived at “The Stack” apartments, which was a 10 minute walk to the chemistry department.

What I wish was different

Advice

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TAMUK housing—moving crew

December 2017 • Kingsville, TX

What I liked

I love everything about my job, assisting students to accommodate their needs to secure their best interest in living away from home. I repair lights, blinds, ceiling and flooring tiles, almost everything in the dorm we try and fix ourselves before calling the plant workers. I enjoy going from dorm to dorm meeting new students and residents and getting to hear their experiences on campus.

What I wish was different

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Undergraduate Researcher

June - August 2019 • College Station, TX

What I liked

I liked being able to conduct a semi-independent research project with guidance from a faculty mentor I was paired up with. I also really enjoyed our field trips like when we went storm chasing and also the weekend in Galveston.

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to be so far away from my friends and family all summer, but I knew the experience would be worth it.

Advice

Apply for everything, even if you don't think you'll be chosen. This REU only accepted 9 people and I was lucky enough to be one of them.
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Camp Counselor

May - August 2019 • Brownwood, TX

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

It is definitely was an enjoyable summer, and it is an experience many people in college would enjoy.
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Observing the Ocean REU Student

May - August 2019 • College Station, TX

What I liked

I learned many new skills. For example: presenting scientific research, writing scientific proposals, new research techniques. We also went on 3 research cruises, which were great experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Graduate Research Assistant

August 2018 - July 2019 • Kingsville, TX

What I liked

The environment and that everyone is willing to help you out.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for questions. Most of professors want to help you out.
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resident advisor

August 2015 - June 2019 • Kingsville, TX

What I liked

yes

What I wish was different

maybe

Advice

it take some time
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REEU

June - July 2019 • College Station, TX

What I liked

I love the hands on experience and communication.

What I wish was different

Nothing it was perfect.

Advice

Do not expected to get free money. This is a true job and I would do it again.
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Recycler

June - July 2019 • Kingsville, TX

What I liked

I really like recycling around campus and helping the community

What I wish was different

I wish it wasn't so hot outside. Plus very humid.

Advice

Hydrate and put sunblock on!
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2019 • Corpus Christi, TX

What I liked

Flexibility and expanse of materials at hand. As an undergrad this was an amazing experience to have all the various machinery at hand and to be able to learn how they work.

What I wish was different

Not much, mainly wish I could have gotten more hours so I could have only worked this job instead of balancing two different schedules.

Advice

Always have your eyes and ears open at all times when on campus. Many professors who talk about needing help or whatnot are actually offering valuable undergraduate experience and potential jobs.
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Tutor

May 2019 • Corpus Christi, TX

What I liked

Tutoring others helps me sharpen my skills as well, and the environment at CASA is very welcoming.

What I wish was different

Not a thing :)

Advice

Be prepared! Try to help each student to the best of your ability, and don't give up if someone doesn't understand.
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Early Childhood Teacher

August 2018 - September 2019 • College Station, TX

What I liked

There was a large support base from the administration, parents, and staff. They allowed for free expression on lesson plans and kept the ratios between children and teachers low. The Director organized professional development once every six months to encourage further learning and inspire creativity.

What I wish was different

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Orientation Leader

May - August 2019 • Kingsville, TX

What I liked

It was something to keep me busy and involved on campus. I love interacting with the new students and I like the fact that I helped in the assimilation of all these news students into the Texas A&M University System.

What I wish was different

I wish he job allowed for students to work full 40 hours in a week. It was more of a seasonal opportunity so you work when there is an upcoming orientation.

Advice

It gets really hot during the summer as we all know. Hydrate!
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