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Eastern Michigan University

Student Teaching

August - December 2020 • Grass Lake, MI

What I liked

I love my students and my cooperating teacher! This is a very real experience of what it is truly like to be a teacher!

What I wish was different

I wish that I didn't have to do my student teaching during covid. It's been really hard not to have a consistent schedule.

Advice

Just show up and do your very best every day, don't be afraid to ask for help or advice. That is what your CT is for! You got this!
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Marketing assistant

June 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Flexible schedule and the ability to have creative freedom.

What I wish was different

Higher wages and the ability to receive raises.

Advice

Use the opportunity to grow your skills as you don't have to be an expert to get started so have confidence in yourself even if certain tasks aren't your strong suit yet.
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Orientation Student Assistant

January 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

The collaborative team atmosphere; I felt very supported by my team and enjoyed how work never felt like a burden or a factor of stress.

What I wish was different

I wish we could've spent more time together in person before COVID-19 forced everything online.

Advice

Organizing is key! Be sure to keep separate folders online or on your desk with every single individual project you're working on in this role.
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Ambassador/Check-in Team Work Study

September 2020 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Having a leadership role for the first time. Getting paid to exercise on ambassador shifts, and to do homework on check-in desk shifts. The pay rate was above average for work-study positions. The word "Ambassador" and the phrase "Leadership Role" will look fantastic on my resume.

What I wish was different

I could always use more hours and higher pay.

Advice

Be as attentive and observant as possible. Leadership roles require a delicate balance between authoritativeness and leniency.
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Graduate Researcher

December 2018 - March 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

The way i research my topic and spending my valuable time

What I wish was different

The presentation

Advice

Thesis is a wonderful experience you would overcome as it is the research of many topics u have to go through
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Supervisor

May - December 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Working on campus with great team!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Marketing Intern

June - November 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

The freedom of creativity

What I wish was different

Paid internship

Advice

Be open to team collaboration
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Undergraduate Researcher

January 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Undergraduate research is a great opportunity for anyone interested in any type of science field. Students from pre-med backgrounds to environmental science backgrounds can take advantage of it. Additionally, it’s up to the student how far they want to take it. I personally presented at a national conference this summer, I know of others who simply volunteered in labs, and others who have presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium (UGS) and gone on to work in another lab to diversify their experiences. A unique and flexible experience that I would highly recommend every undergraduate student take advantage of.
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Research assistant

April 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Hands-on experience in a research based setting.

What I wish was different

More detailed explanation about the research itself.

Advice

Join a lab as an undergraduate to gain valuable experience in the field of research.
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Sports Marketing Intern

October 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

You work directly with the AD of marketing for athletics and you run all the sports.

What I wish was different

Maybe a little pay or better perks of the internship.

Advice

Work hard and you will gain the trust of many important people.
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College Teaching Assistant

June - August 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

I loved teaching Math.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have taught higher level math classes.

Advice

I would do it again
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Enrollment Management Office Assistant

July 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Great environment to work in

What I wish was different

Advice

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Information Desk

January 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Affirming that there are no dumb questions in a library, we are at a university where we come to learn things.

What I wish was different

That there was anything more we could do about broken printers

Advice

Budgeting your time is crucial in this sort of job where you are left to your own devices
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Freelance photographer, EMU RECEPTIONIST

May - August 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Super easy going, friendly

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be comfortable answering Phones
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Data Analyst

July 2019 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Loved working with the Rec/IM and their marketing team. I would pull data from their system and from the website in order for the marketing team to efficiently market events for the Rec/IM

What I wish was different

I wish communication between departments would have been better. On occasion it would take a couple days for the IT team to update the system which stalled the process.

Advice

One piece of advise I would share is to be open minded and communicate when you have a problem. The staff is willing to work with you and are understanding when you feel that a task is too difficult.
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Strength and Conditioning Coach Intern

June - July 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Being in a gym atmosphere

What I wish was different

It was very unorganized.

Advice

It’s great to experience different atmospheres. This was my second experience with this line of work only had a different atmosphere
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Desk Assistant

October 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Everyone at the office is great. Learning how to do new things and work on projects is very easy with the support of the staff.

What I wish was different

Organization is key; if you're not organized, you can become overwhelmed.

Advice

Just take it one day at a time! Plan ahead, make to-do lists, and ask questions when you need help.
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Graphic Designer

January 2018 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Working in a lively environment surrounded by people who care deeply about the program helps to inspire great design quickly!

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Make sure to keep on your toes and to not get attached to any one design, each piece is going to be subject to a lot of change.
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Field Technician

August 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Interesting work with enough variety.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Peer Engagement Coach Intern Supervisor

September 2017 • Ypsilanti, MI

What I liked

Flexibility, approachability, and overall coordination!

What I wish was different

The position is still going on, and I am new to it. I will come back to this once I experience more obstacles in achieving the mission of Peer Engagement Coaches.

Advice

Be yourself! Also, if you are not passionate about students and their success, this might not be the best match for you.
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