Today was my last day working at my Research job I've had for about two years.
I was lucky to keep it all throughout the summer, but BYU has specific rules about how long you can hold positions like mine after graduating.
Alas, I could only stay working on the 11th floor of the Spencer W. Kimball Tower until August 31st.
I'm gonna miss 1135. Here's a little tour of the office I've spent many hours working (and playing) in.
Research Assistants at the Center for the Study of Election and Democracy (CSED) have amassed quite the collection of political memorabilia throughout the years. Here's just a few of my favorites.
While at CSED I've been researching for political science professor Dr. David Magleby.
It was a great job to have and also an awesome resume builder, especially if I go on to apply for political science masters programs in the future.
Basically, a research assistant just does whatever it takes to keep a professor's research moving along. That includes A LOT of editing, spell-checking, fact-checking, fact-finding, some data analysis and even some original writing.
I have helped with quite a few articles and conference papers over the last two years and a handful of books.
My name even made it into a few... looksy!
I tell Chase all the time how someday I will brain-wash our children into thinking that their mama was famous.
"Look kids! Mom's name is in this book! She's so important and awesome!"
While today certainly was bittersweet leaving the CSED office and my job in 1135, I'm excited to be moving on to bigger and better things soon.. hopefully! Will keep y'all posted.