Describe your job search process. What were some challenges you faced or things you learned from the experience?
During the application process, I was provided a programming challenge to complete, which was difficult, but by applying all of my knowledge and going above and beyond the requirements, I outshined all of the other applications as a sophomore, including graduate students with more experience.
What are some takeaways from your part-time job? How will these help prepare you for the next step after graduation?
I realized that I can only truly apply myself long-term to experiences and opportunities that invigorate me and tie into my dreams and purpose. I enjoyed the experience, but I feel I have passed the point where the experience I can gain exceeds the opportunity cost in passing up other projects or opportunities directly related to my passion and dreams.
What advice do you have for students currently launching a part-time job search?
Assume you are qualified and apply even if you may not be, as we are prone to undervalue our experiences and abilities as undergrads.
"Assume you are qualified and apply even if you may not be, as we are prone to undervalue our experiences and abilities as undergrads."
Major: Computational Science, Class of 2019