Summer internships + rotation projects: Leveraging short-term experiences for your future career success!
How can you make the most of a short research or work experience?! Sally and Kayla give their tips for how to succeed in a summer internship or research rotation. We discuss how to manage day-to-day responsibilities, demonstrate your curiosity and eagerness, and finish strong to leave a great impression. We give the inside scoop on asking for letters of recommendation and navigating tough conversations about authorship and publication goals. Also, what to do when you end up in a truly toxic situation (which you probably won’t, but still it’s scary). Other important things: great lab notebook habits and tips for all stakeholders to make a successful undergraduate poster fair. If you supervise interns or rotation students, or if you are one - this is the episode for you!
*All the best practical tips for crushing your summer research experience, from The STEM Squad
*Excellent tips about framing your summer work experiences in future job, school, or fellowship applications on our episode with Christina Fuentes and Shaheen Jeeawoody
*Stellar advice for becoming an amazing mentee and mentor, on our episode Next Level Mentorship for Mentors and Mentees with Julea Vlassakis
*Sally’s post on how to ask for a letter of recommendation on Beta Pleated Chic
Thank you to our funders, the University of Pennsylvania Department of Bioengineering and the Berkeley Student Tech Fund.
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