Real Life: My Internship Experience – Sana

Who: Sana Noorani
Hometown: Houston, TX
Major: Management Information Systems
Q: Where did you work?
Q: What was the environment like there?
A: Research based. A lot of team work, friendly faces, and science experiments
Q: What is something you learned?
A: That research takes a long time to do, and that we need to appreciate the science behind things because it takes a long time to come up with accurate results. Additionally, it is important to be patient while working. The experiments such as gel electrophoresis can mess up if not tended with care.
Q: Is there anything you wish you had known before taking the job?
A: I would have liked to know how the internship would be laid out. It would have been easier for me to plan the experiments that were assigned to me with self-employed experiments I was also interested in doing. However, the assigned experiments took too much of my time, and I didn’t manage time wisely.
Q: Do you have any tips for college students who are looking for internships/jobs?
A: Many times, you do not know what you want to go into. That’s what internships are for. It helps you figure out whether or not you like a particular field of work. Even if you decide later that you do not want to go into that particular field anymore, you have not wasted your time because you are one step closer to figuring out what you want to do.
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