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The University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Oral history intern

February - December 2021 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

The freedom to conduct and take charge of my own research and archival contributions.

What I wish was different

Onboarding paperwork and processing took much longer than expected; I was supposed to start in January but nothing was prepared so I waited an entire month to begin this internship.

Advice

Be creative and don't underestimate the power of an oral history interview! Everybody has something to contribute to history.
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Research

June - August 2021 • Brownsville, TX

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Timing, longer

Advice

Amazing and knowledge gaining
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WS Student Assistant

May 2021 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

What I like about this job is that is a fun environment and you get to meet a lot of people. Also that they are really flexible when it comes to schedules, they adjust to your classes schedule.

What I wish was different

When I started working here I started working remotely, I really liked that. However I wished I had started in person since the beginning, so I could of met my coworkers.

Advice

Enjoy what you do, and be passionate about it. Always try to do the best on your work.
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Human Resources Student Assistant

October 2019 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

I got to meet other students like me and make new acquaintances

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Don't be scared to try new things
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Orientation leader

June 2021 • Brownsville, TX

What I liked

good environment and good coworkers.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Try working on campus
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Contact Tracer

June 2020 - January 2021 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

I liked the option for work-from-home for this job

What I wish was different

I hadn’t only been working with UTRGV like I was initially led to believe. I found out later on that I was actually working for the state of Texas Health and Human Services department. I didn’t mind that, but I would’ve liked to know ahead of time.

Advice

Never be afraid of the interview questions, always be honest and professional and you will find a job that suits you.
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Network Assistant IT

April 2021 • Brownsville, TX

What I liked

I have time availability to change my schedule for my classes. I like the work environment of the university.

What I wish was different

at this moment I would not change something about my work, I enjoy it 100 percent

Advice

I have learned a lot about internet connections which is what I work with and I can apply my engineering knowledge in my work.
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Student Assistant

March 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

The work environment was very comfortable and welcoming. There was a lot of on the job experience I learned.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been many more assignments to complete. I tend to work rather quickly.

Advice

Any individual who wishes to work here should have at least intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office.
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Lead Orientation Leader

October 2017 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

Assisting New Student and Transfer students register for their desired classes

What I wish was different

Offer more than 19 working hours for undergrads

Advice

Go out there and make new friends and meet important people, you never know that a person new you meet can later on become a big influence in you're life.
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Student Assistant

August 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

I love my job and love the people I work with.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Accounting Technician

March - August 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

Work Environment, flexible schedules.

What I wish was different

More communication between co-workers

Advice

Always do your best
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Accounting Clerk

May 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

Work environment and learning experience in the job.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be always one step ahead, communicate with your coworkers, institutions like this are do not need independent workers, they need people that are willing to work with other people.
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Student Assistant

June - August 2017 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

The people was awesome, flexible hours, and great pay

What I wish was different

Nothing it was great

Advice

To look for employment at UTRGV.
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Library Student Assistant

July 2016 • Brownsville, TX

What I liked

Flexible Hours, Kind Staff

What I wish was different

Wish it were busier during summer

Advice

Great place to work
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Office assistant

February 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

The experience

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was perfect

Advice

Keep pushing, there are opportunities everywhere
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Tutor

July 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

I have been working as a tutor since Spring 2018 and I love it! I love being able to help others understand different topics and getting better grades.

What I wish was different

Having more students to work with on specific topics.

Advice

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Office Assistant

June - July 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

I liked my coworkers and the helpful atmosphere my supervisors created. I also enjoyed working with the children of Raymondville and Lyford.

What I wish was different

We were a new branch of our organization, so a lot of our time was spent building it from the ground up on the job. I would have liked for our workday to be a little more organized, but I understand we were in a difficult position.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is that working with several children is a daunting task. There are a lot of different desires, needs, challenges, maturity levels etc. You must remain patient as the children are the most important part of the job.
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Student assistant

June - August 2018 • Brownsville, TX

What I liked

Good management

What I wish was different

Advice

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Teacher Assistant

June - July 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

I had the opportunity go home and work with children from my community for efforts in higher education

What I wish was different

I wish I could've stayed longer

Advice

Make sure to connect and learn about your kids!
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Office Aide

June - August 2018 • Edinburg, TX

What I liked

The money.

What I wish was different

The amount of information I learned, I wish it had been a little more.

Advice

Enjoy it while it lasts.
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