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How I felt about the summer internship at UNMC

One of our first-year BSc Psychology students, Andrea, had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jess Price over the summer to gain some relevant research experience after she successfully completed her first year. This is what she feels she gained from the whole experience. First off, I think the work was excellent. It was very …

Life of an Intern: Cerca Insights, Penang

Last summer, two of our undergraduate students had the opportunity to intern at Cerca Insights, Penang, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) which specialized in behavioral pharmacology. Here are the summaries of their internship experiences: Marine Alneel (Year 3 Student in BSc (Hons) Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience): The opportunity of interning at Cerca Insights definitely was …

Life of an Intern – Memory & EEG

When I initially read the e-mail announcing various internship opportunities available over the summer break, my mind immediately got into action. I was extremely determined to secure a position as a summer intern and thus started going over the research interests of our faculty members. While doing so, a clear, easy decision was made. And …

Mental Healthcare; Still a Long Way to Go

In the 21st century most of the major projects that are being conducted to improve the living conditions of people, as well as smaller projects, mostly focus on what’s believed to be basic needs. This is perfectly justified considering that basic needs logically earn their place as a priority that should at once be met, …

My Three Years Here… (Part 3)

To study psychology is a dream comes true for me. Human behaviour have always been interesting; humans are one of the most complicating species in the world.This is because each and every one of us is unique in our own way. One of the biggest obstacles when choosing psychology as my undergrad degree was others’ …

Life of an Intern – Investigating Orangutan’s Eye Movements

The exam period of May 2012 proved to be a period of a lot of stress for me. Part of it came from all the reading and studying I had to do for the upcoming exams – something I think nobody in their right mind genuinely enjoys. Another part of the stress came from thinking …

Life of an Intern – Autism Centre

I worked in the Hua Ming Autism Centre located at Old Klang Road for a month during the summer break, after coming back from the United Kingdom. I would have loved to work longer, but the autism centre had an excess of interns working over the period of June to August. Even though the period …

Life of an Intern – Research in Neuroscience

I had the privilege of conducting my summer internship abroad at the UK campus with Dr Roger Newport. The 10 weeks spent on English soil was by far the most thrilling and enlightening adventure I have ever embarked on. The amazing landscape, the historical structures, the friendly people and the cold summer was an absolutely …

Life of an Intern – Organisational Psychology

Over the summer, I had the chance to work in the field of organisational psychology, when I applied for an internship in MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Berhad. I worked on the 23rd floor of Menara Weld in Jalan Raja Chulan. During my three months there, I worked as an assistant at the KL Agency Department. This …

Life of an Intern – Research in Animal Behaviour (Part 2)

Summer break is a good time for undergraduate students as they can be enrolled into various programs, part-time jobs and internships. For me, I applied for an internship in Cerca Insights, a Contract Research Organization (CRO) which specialized in behavioral pharmacology. This company collaborates with customers from all around the world. Their vision is to …