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Seattle Children's

Research Intern

May 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed the steep learning curve and the responsibility that forced me to be prepared, timely, and engaged with the work that I was doing.

What I wish was different

Covid-19 had obvious effects on this internship that were out of our control. We attempted to minimize the effect, yet it ultimately played a role by creating delays in our work.

Advice

Be confident! The learning curve may seem steep but there is a wonderful community of people who are there to support you.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

July 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The work was easy, and there's a lot of room to expand

What I wish was different

I wish they had been able to give me a better estimate of the role's hours before I started, it could range from 5 hours/week to 45

Advice

I would do it again
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Camp Counselor

August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The aftermath of the camp, the feeling of something that I have done that helped make this world a better place.

What I wish was different

More counselors.

Advice

The first day at camp is extremely difficult and nothing seems to be going right. But it's only the first day like this, everyday it's getting better and better to that point, where you don't wanna leave anymore.
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Biology Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved working in a Research lab with others who do this as a career. It gave a glimpse of what a research career would look like. I also liked how independent the projects were and how they actually gave us tasks to perform, not simply cleaning after some other person as a lab aide.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Must be a self motivated person able to work well in both individual and group settings.
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Certified Medical Assistant

January 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It is an amazing place to work for pre-health majors!

What I wish was different

It can be stressful with high patient volumes.

Advice

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Intern

July - September 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Patient interaction.

What I wish was different

More publication opportunities.

Advice

Best program and extremely supportive of academic and professional advancement.
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Research Intern

June 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked learning new skills and techniques such using excel, completing data entry, setting up for study visits, using Google voice, and quality control of EEG data.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to spend more time understanding more complex parts of the study.

Advice

Ask questions and ask to be introduced to more in depth study concepts like grants, abstracts, IRB, and other elements of successful study.
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Undergraduates Researcher

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

If you plan on volunteering with a research lab, plan to volunteer long term.
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Human Resources Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The perke!

What I wish was different

Shorter commute!

Advice

Get to know everyone in the department, they are all amazing people with amazing experiences!
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Biology Research Intern

June - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great work environment doing incredible research

What I wish was different

Transportation

Advice

Take advantage of the many opportunities offered to interns at Seattle Children's
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Research Scientist I

August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I like the culture of collaboration , respect, and enthusiasm for science at my lab with Seattle Children's. The onboarding process was helpful and my coworkers have been so welcoming. I have been able to apply the experience I gained while at UVM, while continuously learning new techniques and information. I love that the work my lab is doing is having a real, positive impact on kids' lives.

What I wish was different

Advice

I highly recommend doing undergraduate research, which helped me gain experience and confidence in my field. I also recommend building a network of advisers, professors, and those in your field who can help polish your resume and guide you through your job search (and maybe even connect you with a job opportunity!).
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