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Georgia Tech Research Institute

undergraduate bio mechanics researcher

May - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

They gave me an apartment downtown in Atlanta, and my neighbors were 50 other undergrads. The group became very close and I met some really cool people.

What I wish was different

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System Administration Intern

January 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Working for GTRI has been an amazing experience. The Applied Systems Laboratory is small enough that it feels like working for a small company, but is still part of a large network of Labs. The people at GTRI are wonderful to work with and very knowledgeable too. I have learned so much from working here.

What I wish was different

I can't think of anything that I wish was better. This is like a dream job for me.

Advice

Don't hesitate to seize ever opportunity you are given to learn something new. Even you feel like it isn't directly applicable to you. It is always worth learning more.
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accounting assistant

July 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

It's a very practical experience and hands-on work in the accounting field.

What I wish was different

I wish it were in-person rather than remotely so I could build relationships in-person.

Advice

Apply even if you're under qualified! You never know when you might get the experience you need.
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Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • Dayton, OH

What I liked

The work

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

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Software Developer Intern

June - August 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

I loved how nice and helpful the staff were to me and I really learned a lot

What I wish was different

I wish that the communication was more clear with our work tasks

Advice

Make sure to ask as many questions as possible. Don’t feel like you are bothering your employers. The ultimate goal should be learn
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It Co-op

January 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Everything, atmosphere, work, general attitude of everyone. Overall very cool place to work and I'm happy to continue work here after graduation.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to work more hours, current students limited to 1300/year.

Advice

Do it! Take any co-op/internship experience you can. It mean a lot more to employers than just a degree.
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Business Operations

May 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I loved the diversity of my whole team! My manager made sure I was comfortable with handling day to day tasks. There was room for growth and professional development.

What I wish was different

If I would have found out about the opportunity earlier :) and if the job description was more inline of the actual job.

Advice

If you are not comfortable or don't know how to do something, SPEAK UP no one will know unless you ask/speak up.
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IT Intern and Visiting Research Student

June 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Flexible hours and they prioritize your learning and interest.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Employers value passion. Be sure to include something your passionate about on resume so that you have the opportunity to talk about it.
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Tech Temp

June 2018 • Warner Robins, GA

What I liked

Flexible hours, good pay

What I wish was different

Limited mobility in terms of tasking -- you don't always do what you enjoy

Advice

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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I liked the culture. Everyone was friendly and helpful and I felt like I learned a lot.

What I wish was different

HR was a pain, didn't get my starting date and other paperwork until a few days before it was due, and my starting date didn't match other paperwork I had submitted after the job offer.

Advice

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co-op

May - August 2018 • Smyrna, GA

What I liked

Incredible company that will allow you to have a hand in projects that most other companies would not.

What I wish was different

I wish that they had more dedication to their co-op students. Once the end of my last rotation had arrived since there were no openings I had to go look for work elsewhere.

Advice

It is very important to note that just because you are working there does not mean they will offer you a job after your last rotation. Even if you have received the highest reviews from your boss.
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Student Intern

May - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Amicable work environment and great communication

What I wish was different

I wish I had stressed less. I put more pressure on myself than my managers did.

Advice

On the job learning is a fantastic opportunity to better yourself.
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Research Intern

May 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I have gained experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Project, Word). I am working in a professional environment, giving me tips for when I graduate college where to be looking in regards to the right "fit" for me in organizational culture and company values.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more tasks and training about my job description.

Advice

Even though your colleagues know you are a college student, ACT LIKE AN ADULT. Your impression among these people in the professional world means more than you think.
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Computer administrator

August 2016 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Great opportunity and large networking.

What I wish was different

Started sooner

Advice

Go out and take a chance and find an internship
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Software Developer Intern

January - May 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

It was a really great experience, I learned so much!

What I wish was different

I wish we could choose what project we worked on.

Advice

Start applying to co-ops and internships asap.
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IT intern

January 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

This internship has been very enjoyable due to the amount of exposure of different experiences. Great learning experience for gaining technical knowledge in the IT field.

What I wish was different

I wished the internship strategy was more structured and planned. As an intern, I was throw into the work and had to adapt quick to the job. Everyone did a wonderful job of helping me acclimate to the work environment.

Advice

There is a very steep learning curve, but it's an overall great experience.
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Research Intern

May - July 2017 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Collaboration, Team Work, Research Advisors

What I wish was different

Living arrangement with provided meal plans would save students money since they are paying for housing.

Advice

Gain all you can from this REU because it is a very good program & opportunity.
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Research Engineer

January 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Love my job. The people are great, the pay is nice, and there's tons of areas for advancement.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Keep applying!
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