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James Madison University

Social Media Manager

October 2021 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

Great opportunity to engage with Online students

What I wish was different

Everything was great

Advice

Be prepared to engage a lot
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Branded Content Assistant

April 2021 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

Learned invaluable professional skills!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Chemistry Research Intern

May - September 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I loved being able to work on my own project to discover new and exciting information in the biochemical field that will be used in the future. I worked mostly on my own schedule (scientific research doesn't exactly comply with a 9-5 schedule) and could plan out my tasks for the week in the most efficient way possible. I also had access to the chemistry building so I could work on the weekends if I felt like my project needed some extra time. I got to make connections and friendships with professors and fellow research students!

What I wish was different

I wish the summer was longer! A lot of my research took weeks of protein preparation so I didn't have much time to collect raw data for presentations. Luckily, I get the privilege to continue working throughout the year and present at the biophysical convention in San Diego this February!

Advice

You get out what you put in to it! If you're lucky enough to secure a position within a professor's research lab, find an aspect of the project you are passionate about and put you're all into it. After all, this is their life work and it deserves your respect and effort!
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Organic Chemistry Tutor

August 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

Helping student with coursework

What I wish was different

Improved technology for virtual learning

Advice

Be empathetic and passion when working with students learning a new concept
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May 2020 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

It was really independent. I was able to do the work on my own with assistance from my professor.

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person, but that can't be done.

Advice

Get to know your professors.
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Orientation Peer Adviser

January - September 2020 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

Management skills, adaptive, the people.

What I wish was different

N/a

Advice

Create connections
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Research Intern

May - July 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I liked the independence, all of the incredibly valuable things I learned, the pride I felt at the end of the internship, and the much-needed money.

What I wish was different

I wish I'd been able to make more progress on my project.

Advice

Just go for it. You have nothing to lose.
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Student Scheduler

August 2017 - December 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

Flexibility and coworkers

What I wish was different

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Undergraduate Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I liked how it was a 9am-5pm job because it gave me and idea for what it is like to work a full time job.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Computer Network Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed learning about how Network Engineering works and getting to experience first hand the working environment and how different Networking solutions have been implemented. Having never had any contact with IT before, I have gained a huge appreciation for how Network Engineers keep the wireless infrastructure we all rely on daily working. It has been fascinating learning about network architecture and getting to see how networks are designed and implemented.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Student Researcher

May - July 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

Working on my research for a full 8 hrs each day was much more productive than during the school year

What I wish was different

less focus on developmental seminars or other activities and more focus on finishing research

Advice

Apply!
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Historian Research Assistant

July 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed spending my summer in the deserted library, looking at fascinating pictures of old buildings and watching the exhibit I helped to design come together.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more time and that it had been a paid internship.

Advice

Make sure the terms of an internship are clear before agreeing to it.
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Undergraduate Researcher

May - July 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

The laboratory and research skills I developed. I was able to present my work in poster form to other students at the end of this program which also strengthened my research skills. The emphasis on scientific communication was also helpful

What I wish was different

I wish there were more outreach events with the community involved with the program

Advice

Science is full of failures-dont give up! Learn from the mistakes and it will strengthen your scientific method of discovery
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Researcher

May - August 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

N/A

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

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Alternative break particpant

May 2019 • New Orleans, LA

What I liked

I loved being able to give back and spend a small part of my summer doing something very meaningful!

What I wish was different

I wished I had packed better!

Advice

My advice would be to ask questions during the initial meetings so that you do not go into it with any confusion. They are all super nice people so they will not mind the questions!
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Intern

May - July 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I really liked that I could do it close to campus. I got a lot of hands on behind the scenes experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gone to do it during the school year when sports are going on.

Advice

What I learned is mostly to be prepared, and get prepared early.
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Research Assistant

May - August 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I liked how hands-on and flexible the experience was.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Research Assistant

May - August 2019 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

I got to work with some of the latest technology and participate in groundbreaking research. I was taught important skills to use in the field of research which I plan to make my career. Also, I made a lot of new friends.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to have more independence during this internship as well as work at a faster pace.

Advice

Do a lot of research prior to applying for an internship through REU's. There are a ton of opportunities. You just have to find out which one is right for you.
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Resident Advisor

May - July 2018 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

It’s was a very interactive job and helped extend my connections with both people on campus as well as professional workers at JMU.

What I wish was different

The job was very satisfactory.

Advice

Make the most of every opportunity you have, even if it is something small. The people you meet and experience gained always will help out in the long run.
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Orientation Peer Adviser

January - October 2018 • Harrisonburg, VA

What I liked

Loved being able to work with first year students and families to ensure that they were finding their home at JMU. Loved being able to supervise and support Frogs in their day-to-day responsibilities.

What I wish was different

Advice

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