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Virginia Department of Corrections

Energy and Sustainability Intern

August 2021 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

My supervisors and coworkers were all professional and kind, and I was able to gain ample experience while working remotely. It was challenging at times with school but it has been a great opportunity and I've learned a lot.

What I wish was different

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Surveillance Officer

May - December 2019 • Henrico, VA

What I liked

I loved that I wasn't confined to a desk all day long and that I was able to build rapport with clients.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time in this position, but I'm ready to excel in my new position at the same time.

Advice

To understand that the clients you are working with are not always pleasant and to not take it personally.
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Project Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I liked the people that I worked with and the experience with new technology.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was given a little more active work to do.

Advice

Definitely would recommend working with the government at least once in order to get a feel for the difference in private and public spheres.
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