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Review for Oak Crest Institute of Science, Pasadena, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

One of Oak Crest's greatest strengths is that it's a very supportive place for students from all levels to interact with experienced scientists and gain experience and confidence in doing research. This is very important, since from what I understand, Oak Crest does a lot of work with local high school and community college students who may not have previously considered a research career and don't have a lot of contacts in academia. I know that I benefited a lot from working closely with a mentor who was as interested in my personal and professional development as he was in producing good research.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I worked here in 2003 while I was still an undergraduate, and am now halfway through graduate school in the same field (chemistry). My positive experiences as an intern here and my ongoing mentoring relationships with faculty members have definitely played a part in my decision to stick with grad school and to pursue science as a career.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This question is hard for me to answer since the organization has probably changed a lot since I last worked here!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Role:  Volunteer & I was an undergraduate research intern in inorganic chemistry.