I was allowed to make my own hours, so a typical day of work included me coming in to the lab, preparing my reaction, and photographing the results. I learned how to utilize various lab equipment and what the purpose of the equipment was. It was an individual research project, so there was no management or co-workers. Occasionally I would collaborate with a few other students, but only when it was necessary. The hardest part of the job was deciphering when something went wrong and what to do about it, as no one else was there to help me. The most enjoyable part of the job was the amount of independence I was given.