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Turnover Assistant

May 2021 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

It was a new experience everyday.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always work hard.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2021 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

Get to learn MAE stuff, I am in EE. (arduino, robotics, etc.)

What I wish was different

Too many classes to focus on research

Advice

Make sure you have the time to do it, as you will find yourself prioritizing organized classes.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2021 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

The people in the lab are really welcoming

What I wish was different

More time to spend

Advice

The research is great
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - August 2019 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I liked being able to apply what I was learning in my classes to something more meaningful.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked on a different aspects of my major

Advice

Do as many different things as you can so you have a grasp of what you like and dislike
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

October 2020 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I like being able to work remotely and on my own time.

What I wish was different

It's hard to balance work and school some weeks.

Advice

Apply even if you are worried about qualifications, it's always good to put yourself out there.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - August 2020 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

The experience working with AI and and coding for a virtual simulator.

What I wish was different

Nothing paticularly.

Advice

Always try out for positions that interest you. Even though when i applied I didn't know how to code in Unity3D, I was accepted and got to learn it on the job.
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Lab Technician

September 2019 - May 2020 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

It was a great way to experience the research behind the concepts discussed in Exercise Science

What I wish was different

I wish there was more of an opportunity to be able to help write the final paper and get published.

Advice

This is an experience where you get out of it what you put into it.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

September 2020 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

Learning new experiences.

What I wish was different

That there was more structure

Advice

To always try new experiences
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

October 2018 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

The people and the research experience including organization work, data cleaning, excel use, data input, and running participants, phone calls, recruitment, etc.

What I wish was different

Nothing! Loved it and continue to love it!

Advice

Everyone needs to be able to receive constructive criticism to correct mistakes and learn from them (my mentor is awesome for this)
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Orientation Leader

April 2019 - January 2020 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to connect with so many incoming students.

What I wish was different

Advice

These expereinces are extremely rare so fully enjoy it when it is happening.
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Student Assistant

February 2019 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

Flexibility of hours, as well as consistent hours.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Orientation Leader

June - August 2019 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

Meeting hundreds of students.

What I wish was different

Being more open to new relationships.

Advice

Be open minded.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

October 2016 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

interesting and supplements my med school application

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Do research that interest you, dont just join a team to check off a box for your application. Get involved instead of just “going through the motions”. If youre not passionate about your role discuss it with your PI or leave the lab if its not a good fit.
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Library Assistant

February 2018 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I love the flexible schedule, they work really well with prioritizing my school schedule.

What I wish was different

More hours would be great, but there’s a 20 hour per week cap.

Advice

Nothing, just come and do your job. Everybody here is very friendly and professional.
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Tech Squad Supervisor

June 2019 • Getzville, NY

What I liked

Co-workers, convenience of being on campus, learning to troubleshoot devices

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

Good job, but not enough to support yourself
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Behavioral Medicine Research Assistant

May - December 2019 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I had a first hand experience at viewing data intake for a 5 year on going research study about obesity in children. I was able to see results in different participants and run appointments with them. I was able to get a great understanding of how working in a Research Facility works.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to maybe participate in more appointments than I did.

Advice

I would say remember that when you are punching in data for a big research project that you are doing a vital task. Without you they would not be able to find results as fast as they hope to. Realize you are serving a bigger purpose then yourself.
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Research Assistant

May 2019 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

The work environment is wonderful as are my coworkers, the research is interesting, and they work around my schedule without any conflict.

What I wish was different

More hours during the summer months.

Advice

Look for work that is interesting to you, rewarding, and pays well. This is harder than it seems in today's work environment and I'm very lucky. I hope whoever reads this has the same luck that I did.
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Stockroom Student Assistant

May 2019 • Amherst, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed getting a good number of hours, and the ability to make my own schedule.

What I wish was different

I wish I had known that the stockroom is run very carefully, and that you have to learn the job very fast.

Advice

If you are looking for a basic job to get some money, it works.
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Research Assistant

August 2017 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I liked having the experience of working full-time and really seeing what life is like in this type of career.

What I wish was different

I wish I had tried some more new things while taking part in this opportunity.

Advice

Try out different opportunities to find out what you like to do and what you definitely don't like to do.
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Conference Host

May - August 2019 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I received experience working in Campus Living and I was asked to come back to work in the fall as a Student Assistant.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more training for some of the office work. We learned as we went. It turned out ok in the end but it would have been better to have more direction early on.

Advice

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