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Carroll College

Lawnscaper

June 2021 • Helena, MT

What I liked

Liked the close-knit atmosphere, the opportunity to be outside, and access to machinery and tools.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked by myself a little more often.

Advice

As an off-summer cash source that still affords time and mental capacity to pursue other endeavors or passions, this job is perfect
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Library Aide

February 2018 • Helena, MT

What I liked

Everything; my tasks, the people I worked with, and the people who came in.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Always ask for summer work if you are a work study that lives in the area.
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Biology Research Assistant

April 2018 • Helena, MT

What I liked

You get to have hands on experiences in fields you want to go into and understand the dynamic of a lab setting which you may not otherwise get from just classwork.

What I wish was different

I wish that my research times worked better when also working a second job.

Advice

If you ever get an offer to take part in an experience that is unlike anything you have done before, do not hesitate. It could change your life!
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - July 2019 • Helena, MT

What I liked

Good pay, good hours, challenging but a lot of room for professional growth

What I wish was different

More clarity of expectations

Advice

Great experience!
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Biology Research Intern

June - August 2018 • Helena, MT

What I liked

I loved my coworkers, we all got along really well which was great because we spent so much time together. I loved the camping trips!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Undergraduate Researcher

May - August 2018 • Helena, MT

What I liked

I liked working in my field.

What I wish was different

Lack of experience in the biological field meant there was a learning curve.

Advice

Actually put in the time and keep on the work.
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Biology Research Assistant

May 2018 • Helena, MT

What I liked

Getting a new experience in the biology field with hands on work that you would experience in a graduate program.

What I wish was different

The initial time expectation had been closer to what it turned out to be. I was expected to put in more hours than I actually needed to.

Advice

I would highly recommend taking at least one summer or semester to do research to discover different fields that you can go into with a biology degree. Also, if you initially don't like the research you are doing, maybe try a different type because there is a big difference between being in the lab all the time and getting to go out in the field.
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