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Western Governors University

Student Teacher

August - November 2020 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

My host teachers and class were all amazing

What I wish was different

The EdTPA was thrown on us a month before the start of student teaching. I did not feel prepared for it. It's awful to add that to someone last minute, during a global pandemic, whose teaching remotely. And they did not have the handbook ready on time for us. And we had to have each task evaluated up to 4 times, which took about 6 days of waiting for each review then the commentary was completely different each time on what to change. It was a continuous mental beat down. From Sept to Dec.

Advice

Learn about the EdTPA on your own before you start student teaching. We didn't have that opportunity.
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Student Services

November 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Great benefits, great leadership and internal growth opportunities.

What I wish was different

More cross training

Advice

Share your goals with leadership so they can help you achieve them.
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Public Relations Intern

June - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I got to experience every aspect of a PR professionals life and was given real life responsibilities besides just busy work.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have done it longer!

Advice

It took me a while to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
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Research analyst intern

May - July 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I was able to contribute to a real project and I was learning so much in the process.

What I wish was different

I would have liked if it was the full summer instead of just part of the summer.

Advice

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Institutional Research Intern

May - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I really enjoyed meeting people who were able to give me advice about classes to take and direction for my career. I enjoyed learning new skills such as SQL and Cognos. I loved being part of a team.

What I wish was different

There were tedious parts of working long hours in front of a computer screen in order to get projects done.

Advice

Embrace opportunities to build relationships and connections with your coworkers.
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