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Wendy Wei

Wendy Wei

Career Assistant

Career Explorations Center | College of Human Ecology

Student at Cornell University

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Career Explorations Center | College of Human Ecology

Career Assistant

Within the College of Human Ecology, I support undergraduate students by showing them the tools they need to begin their internship and career search. In my role as a career assistant, I provide resume and cover letter critiques and conduct mock interviews. Additionally, I am in charge of organizing professional development workshops and I act as the liaison for Alumni Affairs and Development.

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Cornell Infant Studies Lab

Head Undergraduate Research Assistant

I work for Associate Professor Marianella Casasola in the Department of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology, and I am currently the head research assistant of the Spatial Language project group. In my current project, we assess the effect of language and play on children's spatial abilities. From May to August 2013, I conducted a total of 400 hours of research under the Human Ecology Summer Undergraduate Research Grant and the Marjorie A. Corwin Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship. In the lab, my responsibilities include training new research assistants in lab protocol and testing procedures, delegating tasks to project team members, recruiting participants and scheduling appointments for testing, participating in experimental design of studies via the creation of stimuli and new tasks, and collecting and analyzing data. I have also acquired proficiency in Habit, a program used for habituation, and SPSS, a statistical software package.

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Cornell Department of Undergraduate Biology

Teaching Assistant

As a teaching assistant for a 6-week introductory biology summer course, I worked with both college students and high school students. Each week, I held 2-hour study group sessions and office hours, and the teaching assistants and I held review sessions before exams. I prepared lessons on challenging topics and review questions for each study group session and collaborated with the other teaching assistants to prepare helpful review sessions. Through this course, I developed stronger teaching abilities and communication skills in order to articulate difficult material.

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New York Presbyterian Hospital

Patient Care Intern and Language Interpreter

As a Patient Care Intern, I volunteered for a total of 200 hours in a pediatric unit. My responsibilities included regularly checking on patients and families to assist with food, linens, and activities, facilitating the Family Advisory Council with weekly parent lunches and tea hours, interacting with patients in the Child Life room through crafts and games, and helping medical staff by interpreting for Mandarin-speaking families. During my volunteer experience, I developed strong relationships with the Child Life staff and the medical staff in the unit.

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Cornell University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Human Development, Concentration in Cognitive Development, Minor in Policy Analysis & Management