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Johns Hopkins University

Undergraduate Research Assistant

June 2021 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Great flexible hours so I could shadow while doing research

What I wish was different

I wish I got paid

Advice

Map out your time well so you could do the most!
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - September 2021 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Research experience was great and the mentor was very helpful.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Student Research Assistant

June - July 2021 • Victorville, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed discovering the culture and values that are held on campus. I found that they really aligned with my own.

What I wish was different

I would wish that it could have been an in-person rather than a virtual experience.

Advice

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

April 2020 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I liked the chance to do research within my major of cognitive science. It was wonderful to be able to do the research remotely too!

What I wish was different

Maybe more consistent research work from week to week.

Advice

Don't be afraid to just email professors if you're interested in their research! You don't necessarily need to have prior experience -- they often just want to see someone who is curious and really eager to learn. There's a lot of learning on the go too!
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Administrative Support Intern

May 2021 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I like that I’m constantly challenged by new tasks

What I wish was different

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Health Informatics Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Write examples to demonstrate the use of clinical profiles Improve the FHIR parser using python library

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Research Intern

May 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I was doing real writing and contextualizing data using open-source history rather than usual academic sources - a lot of my work was based on gathering knowledge of broad historical political and economic conditions rather than gathering specific arguments from previous researchers. This allowed me substantial flexibility and allowed me to form theories of my own, instead of just combining previous opinions of 'more qualified' individuals.

What I wish was different

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Research Intern

June - August 2020 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I got to be a part of cutting edge research on the front lines of the COVID19 pandemic. I also learned how to develop clinical studies with an emphasis on health equity and ethics.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have participated in person, however due to the pandemic, my experience was virtual.

Advice

Make the most out of every opportunity! Even if the experience isn't what you envisioned, you can still have valuable interactions and takeaways.
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computer support analyst

June 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I was given the opportunity to learn a new skill on the job. I came into the internship not knowing anything about Tableau software and now the team calls me their "resident expert"

What I wish was different

I wish I had come in with some knowledge of what I would be doing on the job. I also wish I could have been given more direction in the learning of Tableau.

Advice

Even if you don't know how to do certain aspects of the job, if you are confident and willing to put in time and effort to learn you will be a valuable asset to any team.
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Researcher

June 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I liked the interesting work I had been assigned

What I wish was different

I wish i had a more structured work schedule

Advice

Everyone should do research!
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Student Researcher

May 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I liked the people I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had previous knowledge of what qualitative data coding would be like.

Advice

Be ready to do a lot with computers and being tired quickly without a change of a pace.
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administrative coordinator

July 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

The opportunity to explore entrepreneurial efforts after hours

What I wish was different

More room for innovation within the position

Advice

It's important to not let the 9-5pm drain you so you can do the projects you're interested in outside of the workspace. It's also important to utilize spaces like the Fast Forward U building to separate course work, paid positions, and exploratory efforts.
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Summer Conference Staff

May - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

The job was a refreshing experience as I got to see the different side of summer conference organization.

What I wish was different

The communication between supervisors and the staff members was not so smooth.

Advice

Not that bad.
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

May - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I liked the mentorship from graduate students and PIs as well as the opportunity to do research full-time. I also enjoyed the lab social events.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more structure and oversight. Specifically, I wish there were more frequent lab meetings to present and update on everyone's work.

Advice

Take charge of your own experience and ask for what you feel is lacking from it.
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Research Fellow

May - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

This internship gave me a chance to live and work in another city. I got to collaborate with other disciplines to solve health public health issues, nothing like I could have ever imagined. My advice is: Don't limit yourself, when you see an opportunity you want, just go for it, no matter how grand it may seem. You have done the work and deserve a fair chance at the reward.
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Forensic Science Teacher

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The students were fantastic!

What I wish was different

Less meetings and more prep time.

Advice

Make sure you fill out your direct deposit forms before you start the assignment or you will go all summer without a paycheck.
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Resident Assistant

June - July 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to work with people of different backgrounds from many parts of the country in many fields. It also gave me great experience with teaching young and foreign children.

What I wish was different

I wish the site management had been more professional and put together. Many of the assignments were last minute with minimal information and terrible leadership.

Advice

I would recommend that you definitely give it a chance as it is a great resume experience. I would also advise you to create a community with your fellow co-workers as they will be great to network with and learn from.
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Developmental Research Assistant

June - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I loved having the opportunity to conduct in my own independent research project at an R1 university. I also enjoyed directly working with children in a collaborative environment to better understand the trajectory of child cognition.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship provided on-campus housing, but that's it!

Advice

A piece of advice I would share is to prepare to dedicate a large amount of your summer to research.
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Athletic Trainer Intern

June - July 2019 • Crofton, MD

What I liked

The staff was very kind and sought to help wherever they could!

What I wish was different

I wish I would have stayed longer

Advice

If you get the chance to work with Johns Hopkins I would recommend it! Great school and great area!
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Undergraduate Research Assistant

March 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

I enjoyed the collaboration and exposure to the research world. I was able to work independently for most of it, but had a wealth of people and resources I could turn to for help.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have dedicated more time to the research. I was volunteering and had other commitments that limited my availability.

Advice

I would recommend starting to look for summer opportunities early! There are so many amazing options, so pick out some that interest you and apply early. However, don't jump the gun and accept the first offer you get - really think about what is most interesting and beneficial to you in that moment.
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