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Loyola Marymount University

Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - June 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

My schedule during SURP was very flexible, and only required that I worked 20 hours a week spread out over however many days I chose. This provided me with more than enough time to complete my daily tasks

What I wish was different

Fully subsidized housing

Advice

Talk to professors early in the year about research to secure a spot on their SURP team
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Orientation Leader

August - September 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

It was nice to meet more of the incoming class.

What I wish was different

More organization in the internal structure would be beneficial for next time.

Advice

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The research experience taught me a lot of valuable skills and gave me a lot of perspective to make decisions for the future.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more opportunities to do other activities on campus, as there were few summer job positions besides my own research that were available.

Advice

Make sure to apply early for summer research, as it is important to plan out summers to make the most of it.
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ITS Field Technician

May - August 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Got to be at LMU more

What I wish was different

Having an actual internship in my major

Advice

Any experience is good experience.
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Camp Counselor

June 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

loved working with kids

What I wish was different

not as many 9 hour days

Advice

know your limits
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Coordinator

May - September 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I loved that I was able to take on such a professional role and actually do things that make a difference in the LMU community!

What I wish was different

I wish I knew that the hours were going to be as crazy as they were. It was still a very fun experience!

Advice

I would definitely advise that you have tactics for handling time management as well as stress management. I learned very quickly that I would need to apply everything I had learned in terms of those two things in order to succeed at this internship.
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Researcher

May - June 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Very hands off, good self-motivating research experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Keep your head low and grind.
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Computational Chemistry Research

May - June 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I loved being here on campus during the summer to work on my research

What I wish was different

Honestly, I was very pleased with my experience

Advice

I would say start talking to professors about research as early as possible
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Facilities Assistant

May - August 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The pay and hours

What I wish was different

the amount of work

Advice

Make sure you work a job that you can physically do and be willing to sacrifice your summer.
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ITS Technician

August 2017 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Helping professors.

What I wish was different

I wish I could work more.

Advice

Always be friendly and sociable.
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