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The University of Texas at Tyler

Office Assistant

May 2021 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

Created my own schedule. managers were nice, easy to manage with school

What I wish was different

The pay was better for what I had to deal with from customers

Advice

Go into it with a smile
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VIP

July 2021 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

Coworkers were nice

What I wish was different

More pay

Advice

Be yourself
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

August 2018 - January 2020 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

I like the technicality of a research. I loved to do the experiment, collect date and use engineering principle to understand the deviation in data.

What I wish was different

I wish pay would have been little more.

Advice

Connect to as many professor and professional in the field. Finding a work is more about having connection with right people than having the knowledge to do the work. Be able to say with confidence even if you have minimum knowledge of the topic.
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Electrical Research assistant

August 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

The relationship between the professors and research assistants is very clear, so everyone is able to work on their own research project with great guidance and effectiveness

What I wish was different

Advice

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

I learned a lot, and am continuing to learn lot more that I used to.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been paid a little so that I didn't have to hold other jobs at the same time. But, I am getting paid now, so I can not complain.

Advice

When involving in research as an undergraduate, don't worry about not having deep knowledge about the materials.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant (Electrical Engineering)

April 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

Working with other students to develop and test machine learning algorithms to detect biological markers in test subjects.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

There is a relatively steep learning curve for this position if you do not have prior experience with machine learning algorithms or MATLAB. If interested in this or a similar position, practice MATLAB array and file manipulation (i.e. file reads/writes) to prepare for the tasks you could be assigned.
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Student admissions assistant

September 2018 - December 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

It kept me busy and my supervisor made sure that I stay organized and prompt.

What I wish was different

The pay fo the amount of work.

Advice

To be on top with everything, especially when it comes to organization and being on time.
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Graduate Research Assistant

July - August 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

Being outdoors and learning new things

What I wish was different

I wish it had lasted longer.

Advice

Take photos and involve yourself 100%.
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Outbound contact specialist

March 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

Being able to help the future Ut Tyler students

What I wish was different

Advice

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Research Assistant

October 2016 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

I've been working with this professor for about three years. I'm glad I used my free time this summer to advance my progress on this project. We are writing our manuscript and are hoping to get published within the next year.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have done more during the week. I and my professor had other things we had to do in addition to our chemistry research.

Advice

Get involved in research as early as you can. I started doing research my first semester of college, and it was one of the most helpful contributors to advancing my academic thought process.
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Undergraduate Assistant

January 2018 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

I like the flexible hours and location.

What I wish was different

Pay

Advice

This is a great first job to have. You learn about working and are able to do your school work at the same time.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

This job has given me so many opportunities to meet very important people in the community.

What I wish was different

Nothing, it has been perfect.

Advice

Talk to EVERYONE you meet! You never know when an opportunity will arise.
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Media Production Assistant

June - August 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

I liked the creative work environment. There was always something new to learn every day, and my co-workers were willing to take time out of their schedule to teach me the different types of jobs.

What I wish was different

Honestly, my internship was perfect the way it was. I learned so much in just 3 months.

Advice

A piece of advice I would give is be attentive. Pay attention and work efficiently. Putting effort on the job that foreshadows your career, it will help building experience and rapport with your work environment. Also, have fun!
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Undergraduate Administrative Assistantt

December 2018 - July 2019 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

I loved working in the music department. As a music student it was really great to be a small part in the great clockwork of the music departments daily operations.

What I wish was different

Sometimes I wish the workload would have been more evenly spread throughout the student workers. More often than not I was handed the bulk of the workload for the student teachers. I'm not complaining, because I managed my time and did everything to the best of my ability, however, I just wish there was a better representation of equal workload.

Advice

Be on top of every task. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Make a checklist of everything. Have templates for all of the program formats. Don't be late, show up before the other faculty, work hard and be humble.
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Administrative Assistant

April 2018 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

I liked how easy using handshake was compared to the old system. Once I started I really enjoyed being the friendly face that student see when they come into the office. I love being someone they can trust to answer their questions.

What I wish was different

I honestly wish this could turn into a full time position. I feel like it could be, and it would lighten the advisors work load to allow them to have the time and energy for what all the students need. Also, many of the older students see me as a younger student and tend to walk all over me if they feel like I stand in their way.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to talk to the advisors if you have a problem. Very often they can sympathize and assist you with the situation.
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