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Williams College - Campus Employment

Immunology Research Assistant

June - August 2021 • Williamstown, MA

What I liked

I liked being able to do hands-on research in an actual lab. I liked learning all of the new laboratory techniques and analysis, as well as lots of new material pertinent to the research.

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Environmental Chemistry Research Assistant

June 2017 - January 2018 • Williamstown, MA

What I liked

Hands on experience in a lab. One-on-one work with a professor. Being able to teach newcomers. Learning about environmental impact of PCB's and PFOA in the Hoosic River.

What I wish was different

Higher wage, maybe.

Advice

Focus more on the act of performing research so you may apply it to other labs.
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Geosciences Research Assistant

June 2021 • Williamstown, MA

What I liked

Strictly 9-to-5, amazing exposure, got tons of work done on the project but it was low-stress, fun environment

What I wish was different

The data collection could definitely get dry

Advice

Wish I had tried joining a lab during the semester to see if I liked it before committing to a full semester
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Economic Research Assistant

June - August 2021 • Williamstown, MA

What I liked

I liked how flexible it was. My work was mostly remote, so I could do the tasks on my own time. It also helped me hone in on my problem-solving skills.

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

July - August 2018 • Williamstown, MA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Approach your professors about the potential of doing research with them! Summer research at Williams in the sciences is really awesome and you learn a lot about conducting independent work.
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research assistant

June - August 2018 • Williamstown, MA

What I liked

I absolutely loved working with professor Loehlin on a field that I was truly passionate about and interested in. The independent nature of my work and the feeling of running my own project was great.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to work on this project over the summer.

Advice

Choose a field of research that you are interested in and engage with the professor before applying for their lab to get a feel for what your experience will look like.
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Class of ’57 Summer Research Fellow

June - August 2018 • Williamstown, MA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the chance to work closely on campus with Professor Justin Crowe on research in my likely major.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a little bit more specific direction in my research.

Advice

Staying on campus over the summer for a research job is an incredibly fun and rewarding experience.
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