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The University of Texas at Arlington

Graphic Designer

June - August 2021 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Worked with a professor to create an online art history textbook. Great communication, one on one meetings, weekly emails regarding the process of the project.

What I wish was different

Compensation was capped at $1500 until another intern dropped out of the internship

Advice

It was a great experience. If Dr. Leah McCurdy should want to put together another textbook for future classes and is looking to hire, definitely apply!
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Student Assistant

May 2022 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Flexible timings, opportunities to learn.

What I wish was different

Nothing. It has been a great experience so far.

Advice

Do your research about your employer beforehand, as it helps in understanding context in many workplace situations.
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Student assistant

December 2019 - October 2021 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Very flexible schedule

What I wish was different

More learning experience

Advice

Perfect for students who need flexible schedules
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Work Study Assistant for Center of Distance Learning Education

October 2021 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Work is easy to understand and learn, employers and coworkers are nice, flexible hours

What I wish was different

Honestly it's pretty good I wouldn't change anything.

Advice

Make sure you are able to learn how to complete tasks efficiently
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Student Advisor

June 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

The job was and still is amazing. I am always learning and growing as a person and as a leader.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been closer to my job so I did not have to commute so far.

Advice

Communicate with your colleagues and superiors often and manage your time well. Make lists and keep an updated planner.
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Research Assistant

September 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Flexibility with schedule, exposure to research, teamwork experience, personal growth, and many, many opportunities to learn.

What I wish was different

More specific direction and guidance.

Advice

Keep an open mind, don't be afraid to ask questions, take notes when needed, learn from your peers, and enjoy it!
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Orientation Leader

January 2020 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

I loved the rewarding feeling I got when a student would thank me for helping them and making the transition to UTA a little easier.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mentoring

February 2018 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

I loved being able to interact with people from all walks of life.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

January 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

The ability to have full input on the research project at hand.

What I wish was different

More accessibility and funding available for students wanting to travel for conferences.

Advice

Be sure to study up on what your mentor has worked on previously so that you know your passions and styles align with theirs.
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Undergraduate Researcher

October 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

learning experience with graduate students

What I wish was different

I wish UTA has a payment program for undergraduate researcher

Advice

It’s remarkable to fully understand what’s it like to be a researcher. I learn to become more efficient in managing time, and learn to see how chemistry concepts can be applied to practical laboratory setting.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

January 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

I loved having the freedom to give input to my research mentor and being able to present at national conferences.

What I wish was different

Greater accessibility to the research network within UTA.

Advice

Do your own research to find out everything about the research projects your mentor has done in the past to find out if their style and passion matches yours.
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Physics Intern

October 2018 - August 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

My research group did everything they could to help me but they did not actively hold my hand to walk me through things. This was tough at times but it helped me think independently. I learned physics hands-on with a wonderful support team and plenty of resources.

What I wish was different

The only thing that affected me was the fact that I was one of three females there. This is not the employer's fault, but it was hard for me to adjust to a setting where the majority was male (I attended a single-gender school for 7 years).

Advice

Be outgoing and determined. Do not be afraid to ask questions, there will be solutions to most of them, and you get to answer the ones that have no solution. Think outside the box and try to be as independent as possible, while also asking for help when you get stuck.
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Engineering Ambassador

September 2018 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

Advice

Go with the flow - unexpected stuff happens often so don't get stressed, just solve the problem.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

January 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Being able to work with professors and graduate students in the field I'm interested in entering.

What I wish was different

I would have preferred to have more instruction and direction to my work instead of often being left to my own devices with a vague goal.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and admit that your not sure what to do. The point is to give you experience. No one is expecting you to have it all figured out.
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Business Affairs Assistant

June 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

The atmosphere

What I wish was different

more hours and more pay

Advice

Great job and very laid back
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Front Desk Receptionist

February 2019 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

The experience has enhanced my communication skill.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Office Assistant

February 2018 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

That I could provide services to people and get students to join a program I know will be so helpful in the long run, and just being able to be involved in our community.

What I wish was different

That I was more confident with myself, I made sure to do every bit of work carefully and thought it through but I would second guess myself after finishing every task.

Advice

Always be confident, even when you don't know the answer to a student's or parent's question you are a team here so there is no need to shy away.
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Program Assistant

June - August 2018 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Teaching students about STEM and getting them excited about their future. I also got to meet a lot of great people in similar degrees to mine.

What I wish was different

More mentoring for the students

Advice

It takes a lot of energy. It's very fun, but all the program assistants were very tired by the end of the day.
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Research Assisant

June 2018 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed working with a new team and networking in my field of interest.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have been there more often. I do not live in Arlington, so much of my work was done remotely.

Advice

I gained so much experience and insight working in this lab. It was a great experience to collaborate with another University's research team while gaining experience for graduate school. My advice is not to hesitate to reach out to get the experience you need.
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Digital Designer Intern

August 2017 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

Flexible Schedule

What I wish was different

Bigger Variety of work

Advice

Be organized. Make you you learn how to prioritize one thing over another.
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