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Arizona State University

REU

May - August 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Gained hands-on research experience, working with ASU Faculty and Graduate students in the NanoFab cleanroom. Had the opportunity to present at a national convocation at end of the summer.

What I wish was different

Wish it had been longer, with more time to learn some of the applicaple technical concepts in-depth.

Advice

Go for it! Never be afraid to ask questions, and get to know your supervisor and mentor well.
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BioXFEL Lab Intern

May - August 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

This experience allowed me to get a glimpse of what lab work could be like in graduate school. It taught me new techniques. I was also able to gain knowledge about how XFELs work from physicists prespectives.

What I wish was different

If I could have changed something ti would have been the way the internship started. I was kind of lost because the professor out of the lab was out of town at the beginning of the internship.

Advice

Internships are invaluable because they allow the intern to test drive a company and a career path. Often there is some compensation. Make the most of internships they are very short. Ask lots of questions.
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Customer Service Representative

July 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

How friendly and welcoming everyone at the office was.

What I wish was different

I wish the training had been a little shorter.

Advice

Networking is huge!
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Student worker

December 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I like my coworkers and everything I am learning

What I wish was different

I wish my supervisor was more interactive with me

Advice

Be sure to ask questions when you are not understanding something
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Residential facilities specialist

June - October 2018 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

The faculty and staff I worked with were great, and very helpful.

What I wish was different

The pay was low so I had to get a second job.

Advice

Make sure to stay hydrated because it gets very hot during the summer and this is a labor intensive job.
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Web Developer

January 2014 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Experience

What I wish was different

Data entry is boring

Advice

Try to learn as you work
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College Teaching Assistant

May 2018 • Mesa, AZ

What I liked

Interaction with students

What I wish was different

Working online has been a challenge since its hard to communicate with the students and faculty..

Advice

Communication is key and get to know the faculty you are working with.
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Research Aide

May - August 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Working in a lab setting relavent to my major and interests.

What I wish was different

Pay

Advice

Take opportunites of the hands-on skills and networking that comes with lab experience
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Operations Assistant

January 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

The people that you work with are really great and the schedule can be very flexible.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Try to network with as many people as you can.
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Student Equipment Manager

April - August 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

The job flexibility and time management was very well thought out.

What I wish was different

Training should be a bit more thorough.

Advice

Great summer job, definitely worthwhile.
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Financial Aid and Scholarship Representative

June 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

The culture in the office is very positive and ambitious.

What I wish was different

Nothing at the moment.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions or get things wrong-it’s all a part of the experience.
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Undergraduate Researcher

October 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Great practical experience. Works around school schedule.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Being an undergraduate researcher exposes you to practical science, methods, and knowledge that you will use in your future career.
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Student Worker

May 2017 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Flexible hours, Great coworkers and bosses, interesting work

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Be a good worker and work hard, and your boss will be understanding and flexible with issues and schedule conflicts
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DeskSide Support

September 2017 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

It's right on campus and ASU works with student schedules to ensure they can work and go to class! The job gives real world experience working alongside other professionals.

What I wish was different

Higher pay would be nice.

Advice

I highly suggest getting a job with ASU or an internship with ASU as it's convient and some ASU internships offer free or discounted tuition.
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Student Researcher

May 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I got to work with a Ph.D. student for the summer to learn the lab and the fundamentals of solar thermophotovoltaics (STPV) through the FURI program. Now I work in the lab part-time, continuing what I was working on in the FURI program and collaborating with Ph.D. students on other projects.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Student Orientation Leader

January 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I loved that I was able to be a New Student Orientation leader and be the face for first time freshman. It was refreshing being able to connect with future students.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to travel to all campuses for this position.

Advice

I would say be happy and excited! Show the energy and be open for questions because this is first time freshman and they are new to college.
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DPC Tour Guide and Receptionist

June - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I loved giving tours of the campus to potential students. My team and my boss were wonderful, too! We all got to know one another very well over the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer!

Advice

Wear sunscreen and drink water! It is hot in Arizona!
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Peer Leader

May 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I liked getting more experience in the career of my choice while still being in school

What I wish was different

I wish I had planned out my schedule better

Advice

One advice would be to take advantage of opportunities and utilize resources on campus, I would have never known about this amazing job until I spoke to others and searched on our job postings
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Global launch intern

June - August 2018 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Working with international students and being exposed to different cultures and backgrounds.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had a bigger role in the program, maybe has the opportunity to plan my own events.

Advice

Make sure you have a positive attitude and are ready to engage with people at all times.
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intren

June - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

the work enviroment

What I wish was different

Advice

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