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East Carolina University

Chemistry and Biochemistry REU

May - July 2019 • East Carolina Univ, NC

What I liked

I got good lab experience. REU programs are a great way for chemistry majors to explore the lab more.

What I wish was different

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Biology Research Intern

May - July 2019 • East Carolina University, NC

What I liked

I genuinely enjoyed working with the grad student and Principal Investigator in the lab. They made the research so fun and I loved going in each day. I got to work with human neurons and brain organoids with aims to potentially find treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism in particular. The lab I worked in is doing something so special and to be a part of that is priceless and something I will take with me forever.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would advise anyone interested in science to apply to summer internships and REUs! It's a great way to get out there and learn a lot while doing something you love. It's an experience I will carry with me forever and it will, no doubt, help me in achieving my future endeavors.
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Biology Research Intern

June - July 2019 • Xinxiang, Henan

What I liked

I liked that I got to travel and see another country while still doing research.

What I wish was different

I wished the research could have been in Beijing instead.

Advice

Try everything new that you can.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - July 2019 • Greenville, NC

What I liked

I liked the freedom I had in my lab to own my project. I was given a description of something they wanted done and the tools to make it. I also liked being exposed to the other students research as well.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a little more structure in the beginning so that my time was more productive.

Advice

Have clear goals set with you and your mentor. Also take trips on weekends.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2018 • Greenville, NC

What I liked

Interesting work.

What I wish was different

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Advice

Opal Rt requires a lot of studying.
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Research assistant

November 2017 - April 2018 • Greenville, NC

What I liked

Hands on connections with professors

What I wish was different

More funding for research for new professors

Advice

Make sure you can use time management effectively
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Media Relations

August 2018 • Greenville, NC

What I liked

Great work environment and helpful bosses/ mentors.

What I wish was different

I wish I had done this sooner.

Advice

Start looking for internships your freshman year.
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Clinical Research Assistant

May 2018 • Greenville, NC

What I liked

I liked learning about the long process it is to start up a research project and working alongside the research coordinator to get the study’s approved and running.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more hands on training and interactions with the patients and doctors as much as there is online trainings and reading.

Advice

Take advantage of the team environment because research is composed of many essential roles that require a lot of attention to detail and teamwork.
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Orientation Assistant

June - July 2018 • Greenville, NC

What I liked

I loved being able to meet new students from all over and introduce them to my amazing university as well as helping ease the mind of parents that are going through a huge transition of their child leaving for college

What I wish was different

It was just so hot all summer

Advice

Go into it with an open mind because you will get so much out of this job that you would never expect
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