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Wake Forest University

Data Specialist

December 2017 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

Welcoming environment, always busy

What I wish was different

Advice

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Yoga tea

May 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

Helping students live healthy lives

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

To love what you do
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Research Fellow

May - August 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

Being at Wake was fantastic and the URECA program made it really easy to conduct research for the summer

What I wish was different

They had poor communication at first

Advice

Take advantage of it. Email a professor to get started
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Chemical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

flexible schedule good mentors learning more

What I wish was different

more defined tasks more explanations of concepts

Advice

always take time to try something new
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Summer research fellow

May - August 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

I loved the hands-on research experience in a real lab setting. Also, the chance to collaborate with inspiring scientists.

What I wish was different

I wish it lasted longer!

Advice

Take your time and focus on one problem/piece of the puzzle at a time.
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Research Assistant

May - August 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

I really enjoyed getting to explore a different area of computer science, having creative freedom within my research, and getting to know the faculty in my department better!

What I wish was different

I wish some of the topics of our research were a little bit different, but I still learned so much and appreciated what I was able to do!

Advice

One piece of advice I would give is make as many connections as possible and don't be afraid to go back to them! Stay in contact.
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Student Research Assistant

June - December 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

I liked being able to work with Graduate Students and in Wake Downtown.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have done work that would have been published and that I could have been paid.

Advice

Work hard, it will pay off. You want to pay attention to what you are doing so you can talk about it in an interview.
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Research Assistant

May 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

I loved working with professors.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

to have an open mind and try everything
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REU Summer Intern

May - August 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

It was I nteresting research and I got to do my own project. Also paid really well and I met a lot of really great people from around the country and world who were also a part of the program.

What I wish was different

I wish my PI had provided more resources to help me since he was unavailable the majority of the time.

Advice

Any type of research experience is a great experience. Even if you didn’t like it, ask yourself exactly what you didn’t enjoy and avoid those things in the future.
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