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Northern Arizona University (NAU)

Peak Performance Math Coach

February - July 2020 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I like how everyone was nice and supportive of one another. We could create our own work schedule, share our experience with incoming freshmen, and give tips on how to be successful in their first year of college. I enjoy working with my students and other math coaches.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't wish anything to change about Peak Performance Math Abridge, I enjoyed working as a math coach over the summer and helping others!!

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is that get to know the resources that are available on campus and get to know the other math coaches.
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Computer Systems Administrator Intern

September 2018 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

Great experience, good employee treatment, not bad pay for a campus job.

What I wish was different

Can be boring from time to time.

Advice

If you're looking for some IT experience, this is a good choice. It is a slower paced environment, so if you get bored very easily, bring some music.
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nau student service contact center

May - August 2021 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

Co workers were patient with me through training process.

What I wish was different

I would have preferred training to be broken down into parts

Advice

Be patient it gets easier
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NAU Athletics Ticketing Office Intern

August 2020 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I loved everything about this internship. From the caring people to the fun atmosphere, there is not a thing I would change! I worked with really great people and I am so glad that I was able to take advantage of this opportunity.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I loved every moment of working for this department! With COVID-19, there weren't any games to be worked so that was the only sad part...but I look forward to next semester when the games start up and we will be able to work them again!

Advice

If I could give one piece of advice, I would say to be willing to go the extra mile. It goes a long way. Even if it is something very simple, even more so then, just go the extra mile. My dad has always said "and then some" and I love to live by this motto. This means to do what is expected of you, and then some.
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Program Assistant

July - August 2021 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I loved connecting with the students and being involved in making their program experience memorable.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay would have been hourly because it was a lot of work and time commitment for a set amount.

Advice

Honor the time you get to spend mentoring and introducing these people into college because it is very rewarding to see them grow and build relationships with them.
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undergrad

April 2021 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I love the networking opportunities.

What I wish was different

A higher salary to fit the financial strain of the Flagstaff living cost

Advice

Make connections
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Undergraduate Researcher

August 2019 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I like helping graduate students with their projects and learning about different methods and instruments.

What I wish was different

I wish I had started Freshman year.

Advice

I recommend that everyone should try to get into research because it is a great experience and you learn a lot.
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SHA

May - August 2019 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I liked how they followed NAU protocols and did their best to keep others safe.

What I wish was different

I wish less people were hired due to the COVID-19 outbreak so that there was an even distribution of hours for everyone.

Advice

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Desk Manager

August 2020 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

Great experience and flexibility.

What I wish was different

Communication between campus departments could use improvement in some cases, to make certain parts of the job run smoother.

Advice

Be proactive with your work tasks and make sure to act as a mentor to the employees you supervise to help them with their work tasks.
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Conservation Manager

May 2020 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I love working with Green NAU! It is so awesome to already be doing such fulfilling work in my field.

What I wish was different

If it weren't for COVID, it would have of course been nice to be with my team in-person.

Advice

Go after what you're passionate about! I never ever thought I would be leading and managing a team of bright and talented individuals -- I used to be scared to do class presentations! And now I love facilitating team meetings, and working on projects.
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Enrollment Assistant

February 2019 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

Being a student worker means my job is very flexible with me during the school year and luckily I can continue to work into the summer! I love my boss and everything I do for Gateway as I know I am making a big difference in student's lives.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have a few more hours over the summer or better pay overall.

Advice

This experience had made a huge impact in my professional development and will greatly aid me in the future.
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Student Accounting Worker

September 2019 - June 2020 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

The people I worked with were incredibly understanding and kind

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more responsibility and training.

Advice

It's one of the most boring and mundane jobs I have ever had. Be sure you are mentally prepared for sitting at a desk all day, many days not talking to anyone other than saying "hi" to the nice front desk lady.
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Environmental Research Intern

May - August 2019 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

Free housing plus food stipend and reimbursement for up to $400 in travel expenses. Great people, great field work (camping at the research site) and lab work experience.

What I wish was different

Mandatory group outings with other research interns. Points were taken from final seminar grade for missed attendances

Advice

If you are interested in a research experience and have a stellar GPA apply at the NSF REU (research experience for undergraduates) program. They have REU positions all across the US. Check out their website for instructions on how to apply! And if you get it. Don’t forget to bring all you need to live in dorm housing for 10 weeks.
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Desk Manager

May 2020 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I love the management at University Housing, and loved working alongside the other desk managers! As desk manager you get to do so many different tasks and interact with residents so it offers a really interesting perspective on dorm life.

What I wish was different

I wish we would have had more conferences visit campus, but with COVID that wasn't possible.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and get to know the other desk managers!
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Data quality Analysist

February 2018 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I enjoy the overall environment I work in, having a healthy and approachable supervisor is a gift and underappreciated in my book

What I wish was different

I really wish nothing was different, other than those making decisions about us and our supervisors realizing that we also need jobs in this current epidemic.

Advice

Listen to the advice your supervisor gives, and do not be afraid to speak your mind about it
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Intramural sports official

October 2018 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

The teamwork and the positive environment

What I wish was different

That there was more teams and sports so that I could have more hours

Advice

Be open to try new things and learn about sports from a different point of view.
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Undergraduate Researcher

August 2019 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

I love learning new topics and techniques we apply in the lab. We have so much control on what our projects can be about as long as it follows the lab title. For example, if you are in a genetic engineering lab, your project must have some aspect of genetic engineering involved.

What I wish was different

When first joined, I wish I was more involved with the graduate students and their projects so I can observe and learn more techniques early on.

Advice

Being in undergraduate research makes you be assertive and have time management skills. You need to let your PI know if you want to be involved in a project or learn new techniques within your lab. Being quiet and "going with the flow" does not make you get the most out of the experience.
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Intern

May - July 2020 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

It was with my university.

What I wish was different

That COVID didn't mess things up.

Advice

Be careful of your timezones.
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Campus services

May 2019 • Flagstaff, AZ

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Work on campus
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Code developer

April 2019 • Northern Arizona University, AZ

What I liked

I like that as a student this job is both a summer job and a during school job. The hours are very flexible and I feel like I am getting an experience in school that classes don’t teach you.

What I wish was different

I wish I had this job earlier in my junior year.

Advice

If given the opportunity to work with a professor at college, take it.
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