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Research Associate

March 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Great mentorship, opportunity to lead my own project, opportunities to submit to conferences and write a manuscript for publication. Able to do it very part-time, and like it so much that I've continued the work into the school year. Super flexible.

What I wish was different

I wish it was possible to do paid research work through Georgetown as a non-Georgetown student. I understand that this is somewhat uncommon, but some psych labs do pay!

Advice

Reach out to Ph.D. students in the lab! They know so much and will be able to help you out with data analysis software suggestions, etc.
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Internal Consulting Intern

September 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Interesting work, great mentorship from full time consultants. Great way to get consulting experience before you apply for internships. Despite being an intern, I felt very much valued and part of a team.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Campus Police Officer

December 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

- Great benefits (medical, dental, life, retirement, tuition) - good starting salary - great training program from dedicated professionals in various fields

What I wish was different

- parking can be a hassle - commuting can be a hassle - no grievances though, as far as the job or the facilities are concerned

Advice

- know what you are getting into, come prepared, do your research - get in shape - be honest and forthcoming about yourself, do not lie
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Material Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates

June - August 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I was researching parasitic Giardia in a biophysics lab. I enjoyed the complexity of the project and the close interactions I had with my graduate student, post-doc, and principal investigators. Our cohort of other REU students quickly became a tight-knit community.

What I wish was different

I wish the experience were two weeks longer where these extra weeks were dedicated to writing part of a scientific manuscript.

Advice

This Material Physics REU program is phenomenal. Make sure that you do background research on the lab that you want to join, and don't be afraid to suggest your own experimental designs!
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Research Assistant

June 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I learned a lot about a field that I was interested in and did not know much about: laboratory capacity in the global health arena.

What I wish was different

There was not a lot of direction and I was often the only one in the office working at the desk. I wish I had had more interaction with other interns and colleagues.

Advice

I learned how to manage my time and take initiative when I'm working on a project and don't have a lot of direction. If you need help, don't hesitate to ask your supervisor, especially when you're learning a lot at once about a new field like I was.
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