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Appalachian State University

Student

May - August 2019 • Boone, NC

What I liked

This research opportunity gave me a chance to apply my four years of previous biology studies to field-work. I got to work hands-on with bluebirds and tree swallows, sampling data from them to study their populations in the Appalachian mountains.

What I wish was different

I can’t think of anything I wanted to be different. The research collection hours were flexible and it was enjoyable to be outside all day.

Advice

Field-work and data collection can be grueling sometimes but it’s worth it. Patience is required.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

August - November 2019 • Boone, NC

What I liked

The work environment

What I wish was different

It’s was phenomenal

Advice

Befriend your professors in a professional manor.
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Student Orientation Undergraduate Leader

March - June 2019 • Boone, NC

What I liked

Working with the other staff including the full-time staff was extremely rewarding. You get to meet all kinds of people from different walks of life.

What I wish was different

I wish the experience was longer than a month and a half. There are external factors that play into it not being longer.

Advice

This position takes a lot of energy. You have to know how to pace yourself and take some of that energy for self-care.
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