This is a transcript for the YouTube video “Outstanding Research Opportunities.”

Text on screen: Outstanding research opportunities

[A female student sits in front of the camera, sitting in a laboratory. Her body is turned slightly and she does not address the camera directly.]

Summer internship was amazing! I was actually working with data from the Sudbury Nutrino Observatory project right from the start. I was actually part of a research project that was accomplishing something real. All of the professors were wonderful about taking me under their wing and showing me the ropes and making me feel really comfortable. So, I didn’t feel like “Oh my gosh, I’m sitting at a table of PhDs and here I am and I don’t belong here and I don’t know what I’m doing here,” I really felt at home in the department and it was great. I got a chance to actually stand up in front of other members of the snow collaboration (these are well-known and very accomplished particle astro-physicists from all over the world), and actually show them some of the results that my computer programs had generated. And it was one of the scariest experiences of my life at first, but it was also just awesome.

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