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Biology Laboratory Assistant

April 2018 • Pomona, CA

What I liked

Hands on experience with laboratory tools, techniques, media and safety procedures for biohazards waste materials.

What I wish was different

Larger laboratory

Advice

Biology background and basic chemistry is a good experience fro calculations of media and measurements
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Student Researcher

July - August 2018 • Cal Poly SLO, CA

What I liked

The experience allowed to look ahead at possible career options and work routines

What I wish was different

Advice

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Research Scholar

July - August 2017 • San Luis Obispo, CA

What I liked

It was a fun and rewarding experience that taught me a lot about the research realm.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Talk to professors early about getting involved in the frost program.
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Lab Assistant

August 2017 • San Luis Obispo, CA

What I liked

I like getting real experience in a research lab. It’s much different to have to think and come up with your own protocols than being given protocols in class.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have started sooner!

Advice

Go for it—it doesn’t matter if you don’t think you know enough. The point is to learn. You’ll be taught so many techniques and get experience that you cannot get in the classroom.
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Research Assistant

June 2017 • San Luis Obispo, CA

What I liked

Hands on experience with cold atom physics, including neutral atom trapping, saturated absorption spectroscopy, and various other systems. Learned about quantum computing. Met with leaders in this field and will be attending a Quantum Information conference in February.

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

Even though this position does not pay as much as most other internships, it is a great experience and provides excellent experience for people interested in grad school or research.
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