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Alyssa Resch: Anthropology

Alyssa interned as a student assistant for Dr. Justin Dyer during Winter Semester 2022.

Describe a day in your life as an intern.

In this class, we would prepare for the upcoming job in the spring by reading and analyzing material and past studies. We would come to class and learn leadership skills by presenting, creating presentations, collaborating, and discussing ideas and hypothesis with each other.

What industry/job specific skills did you learn?

I learned how to read the specific graphs as well as the information and learned how to apply it all to what we are researching.

What are three things that you learned from this experience that could be applied to other settings?

I learned how to research in a more scientific matter and learned also how to present findings professionally. I also learned more people skills in the academic world.

What was your favorite part of your internship?

I really enjoyed discussion time with my coworkers.

How did this experience affect your future goals?

It definitely taught me a lot that I feel will influence my future. For example, I learned a lot about what affects teenagers religiosity, and as a future mother, I will definitely apply what I learned and be sensitive to my children.

How did you get your internship?

I saw a poster for it and followed the application instructions that were on it.

How did this experience contribute to your growth?

I learned how to have professional and academic experiences and became much more comfortable in them. I also know how to present findings professionally, and know that will be useful in the future.

This was taken at the Mary Lou Fulton Conference that BYU puts on annually, My group had the chance, along with hundreds of other students and other groups within my class, to present what we had analyzed from research and articles.