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University of Missouri

Cherng Summer Scholar

June - August 2020 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I loved doing research, learning, exploring knowledge.

What I wish was different

I would have benefited from having a mentor that was more in my field. My mentor was great, she just wasn't really educated in my field.

Advice

If you are curious about research, give it a try! TOTALLY worth knowing if it's good for you or not.
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Student Assistant

March - August 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

Flexible with classes

What I wish was different

More hours -- worked at a greenhouse and only worked 1.5-2 hours a weekend

Advice

Try to be as self-sufficient as possible.
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Research assistant

April 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

Autonomy

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't be afraid to switch labs if you're unhappy with your current research experience.
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Licensed Practical Nurse

November 2016 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Take every opportunity to expand your knowledge!
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Biology Research Intern

May 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I enjoyed working in my lab and attempting to generate data.

What I wish was different

This position was only part time and I was mot able to accomplish as much as I would have liked.

Advice

Work hard, it'll pay off in the end. I was able to secure my position in an academic publication due to this opportunity.
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Lab Technician

May - August 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

Gave me experience in a field of biochemistry I enjoy

What I wish was different

Having a car would have make transporting the samples a lot easier

Advice

If you’re going to work in a lab and are transporting soil samples, a car is recommended!
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Video Editor

May - August 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

Gaining experience in my career field. Having an on-campus job.

What I wish was different

Honestly not much.

Advice

Be diligent with work and people will respect you for that.
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Large Campus Events Intern

August 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I love this experience that I got with the Campus Activities Programming Board. I have learned so much about how to successfully plan and execute an event. I have learned how to work with big named people and have gotten experience with agents.

What I wish was different

The only thing that I wish was different, was that I was constantly busy with something, which is good, but it made it hard to be able to focus on all parts of my internship.

Advice

My piece of advice is simple, work hard!
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Student Leader at a finance camp for middle school and high school aged kids

July - August 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I loved getting to spend time with a younger crowd. They really helped me to develop my teaching skills as it pertains to financed.

What I wish was different

I wish the camp had lasted longer.

Advice

I think it's really important to have some sort of summer experience in your field. It is a great conversation for interviews.
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Summer Intern

May - July 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I loved being able to explore the different avenues of the scientific process. I also truly enjoyed learning lab protocols, that experience made me a stronger scientist.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had the opportunity to see other labs and how they operate day to day. Observing in the lab is one of the most underrated and valuable experiences an aspiring clinician can have.

Advice

This experience is not for the weak. It takes a lot of hard work, discipline and persistence to do well in the lab. Especially because I took summer classes and the internship. The biggest thing I would say to someone looking for a summer experience is to never underestimate yourself. You never know what you're truly capable of until you're put in the arena to find out.
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Chemistry Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

That I got a lot of experience from the research and the chemistry I was not familiar with.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Experience is important and during the summer that is when you want to build your resume from, different experiences from different universities. Besides that is really important to build a contact network.
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Summer Welcome Leader

February - July 2019 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

What I wish was different

More organized

Advice

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Journalism Intern

May - September 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

Working for the University as an intern was a great experience. The internship program in place at MU was extremely helpful and I really appreciate the career building advice I got along the way.

What I wish was different

Because I didn't have a specific office or designated space for my internship, finding hours to work that fit into my schedule was very beneficial, but I felt like I was distanced from the program by being off campus or not having a home base.

Advice

My internship taught me valuable lessons about working with real time events and planning.
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Field Tech

May - August 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I liked working outside and doing something new everyday. Working closely with research faculty gave me the ability to learn a lot on the job.

What I wish was different

I wish there wasn't so much computer work involved. Being the undergraduate, I got a lot of the less fun jobs and it was hard to see the big picture of our research.

Advice

Do research! It teaches you so many critical thinking and analytical skills.
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Desk Attendant

June 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

Someone will always take your shift if you need it. Bosses and coworkers are friendly.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Bring a lot of homework or books to read. This job does not allow you to do homework on a computer or use your cell phone.
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Student Services Office Assistant

June 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I love the work environment. I love all the people I work with and I enjoy interacting with new students. I also enjoyed my work schedule very much.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be ready to improve your speaking skills as well as learning how to solve problems quickly.
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Research fellow

June - August 2017 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

Great team, great research.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Psychologist Research Assistant

June 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I love working with the research subjects directly.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have seen the results of our studies and analyze the data more than what I did.

Advice

Make sure you are comfortable with talking to all sorts of different people because research participants vary greatly from study to study and even participant to participant.
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Costume Attendant

May - July 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish had been told I wasn't getting paid and I wish the department was not a mess

Advice

Dont do it
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Student Researcher

August 2016 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

I love learning more about my field of study, and getting closer with my coworkers. My summer research will hopefully also play a role in my med school application.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be shy!! Be confident and ready to step up to the task!
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