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Adelphi University

Undergraduate Researcher

April - August 2021 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

The atmosphere, friendliness, helpful feedback and the workload

What I wish was different

If it was more intense

Advice

Get into research as soon as possible
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Orientation Leader

July - August 2020 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

It was fun meeting and engaging with new students. The staff members and fellow orientation leaders you work with are the sweetest and most thoughtful people you'll ever meet. It was also nice to have discussions centered around personal interests.

What I wish was different

We had to work virtually during the pandemic so it would have been nice to have more variety of events and hopefully we can have it in person soon.

Advice

If you want to make a difference in a first year student's college experience, don't hesitate to reach out and talk with them. You might even learn something about yourself after the experience too.
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Digital Marketing Intern

May - August 2020 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

The teamwork

What I wish was different

The meetings were scheduled more consistently

Advice

To build connections with your employer
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Orientation Leader

June - July 2019 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

Meeting new people and guiding future first year students through their first few days at Adelphi. Building stronger bonds with my co workers and staff. Learning more about what I'm capable of as a leader.

What I wish was different

It rained on our last day, when we were supposed to do an outside activity. I wish it didn't! Also, with buildings being under construction the location of everything was different than previously.

Advice

Allow yourself to let loose and encourage others to do the same. No one likes a stuck up orientation leader, be patient and empathetic to your students and co workers as well.
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Clerical Assistant

January 2019 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

Great atmosphere and a lot to learn

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

On campus jobs are the best
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Field Assistant

July 2019 • Lovell, WY

What I liked

The brand new experience at something I had been wanting to do my entire life. It was literally a dream come true.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more prepared for the grueling physical work.

Advice

Read as much as you can about what the experience will be like and what will be expected of you.
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Assistant Researcher

May 2019 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

I liked that I was able to come in on my own time. Having flexible hours was really beneficial, especially since I was also taking summer classes at the same time!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Orientation Leader

July 2019 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

Working as an Orientation Leader I was able to get to know incoming first-year students and make a difference in their lives. I was able to give them advice about college and let them know what to expect at Adelphi. As a orientation leader at Adelphi I was able to make one of the first positive impacts to many first -year students college experience.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more time to bond with the students and fellow orientation leaders.

Advice

Go into this job with a open mind and positive energy. There are things that are out of your control and may change but it is for the good and you never know who you are touching or just being a friend or role model to.
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Student Worker

May - September 2019 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

Great staff and flexible schedules

What I wish was different

Salary

Advice

Great way to learn how to work with other people and utilize costumer service skills
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sales associate

May 2018 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

I like that the schedule is flexible the managers are very nice and understanding. I learned alot from my coworkers and it is a great work enviornment.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would recommend just making sure you let the managers know that you will call out or will be late
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Graphic Designer Intern

February - September 2018 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

how welcoming the staff was

What I wish was different

Advice

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Researcher

May - July 2018 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

I got to direct my own research.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Write a good research proposal.
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day care work

January 2018 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Advice

To be patient and open to learning new things about the job.
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Research Assistant

May 2018 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

The experience The family-like environment

What I wish was different

Advice

Do research!
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fitness employee

June 2018 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

getting paid each week instead of every two weeks

Advice

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Archaeology Student

June - July 2018 • Eleftherna, Crete

What I liked

I loved being able to apply my knowledge directly. What I learned I got to experience hands on almost immediately, with authentic materials relevant to my field of study. The environment was stunning, and the weather was beautiful, but the culture really grabbed onto me. We handled baby lambs, made goat cheese, visited Knossos and other important archaeological sites. I learned even more about the rich mythology of ancient Greece, and when I visited Zeus's Cave, the cave in Crete where Zeus, king of the gods, was hidden as a baby to avoid being devoured by his father Kronos, I was absolutely flabbergasted. The people showed immense kindness, and the town was simply a tiny shepherding community yet it was full of life, and riches of its own. I found the olive trees like silver and the Aegean like emeralds. I cannot wait to go back some day.

What I wish was different

I wish I had had more time there. There was so much to experience we hardly had any free time, and when we did, it was for sleep. I absolutely could have used a few more weeks to truly experience living there. Also, I definitely wish for air conditioning next time!

Advice

When you go, take several moments to really breathe it in. Some of my most vivid memories there are of looking out the car window, studying the constellations in the exact location in which they originated, listening to Greek pop songs on the radio and just counting my blessings. That is so strong for me. Do that at every place you go, even if it seems insignificant.
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Student Worker

September 2016 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

Flexible hours, keeping my job over the summer

What I wish was different

I wish I got more hours

Advice

Definitely get another summer job in addition
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Nursing Tutor

July 2018 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

Flexible hours, comfortable position

What I wish was different

To see a variety of clients

Advice

Take the tutoring seriously, and be honest if you don't understand something yourself.
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