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Research Assistant

May 2021 • Berkeley, CA

What I liked

I liked working with my mentor and being introduced to learning new techniques like histology work.

What I wish was different

I wish my experience involved more data analyzation.

Advice

Having a great mentor to lead you is very important!
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Summer Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Berkeley, CA

What I liked

It was a great experience to have before applying to graduate school. I got to live in the International House, which was AMAZING! I loved meeting so many new people, but as far as research is concerned, I learned a lot about independent research.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been GRE prep.

Advice

I made a great network of friends and colleagues, and would definitely recommend it!
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admissions officer

June - September 2019 • Berkeley, CA

What I liked

It was a fantastic work environment, everyone in the office interacted with me and was always friendly and helpful.

What I wish was different

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June - August 2018 • Berkeley, CA

What I liked

The staff and department were amazing and allowed me to be involved in all parts of the research process. Grad students were always around and able to help and answer any questions about the lab, projects, or preparing for my future.

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Advice

Getting out there and learning how other people in your field are conducting their work as professionals is one of the most helpful things you can do.
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Student Director

May 2018 • Berkeley, CA

What I liked

A lot of responsibilities and a wide range of things and projects to choose from. You can even start your own project.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

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Software Developer

May 2018 • Berkeley, CA

What I liked

Flexibility in my schedule and familiarity with the team.

What I wish was different

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Undergraduate Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Berkeley, CA

What I liked

Being able to explore a new section of my field.

What I wish was different

Gotten a more involved PI.

Advice

Make the most of the relationships you make at these institutions! These people can help write letters of rec and are great people to talk to.
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