I am a dissertation programme and worked there as a volunteer for my academic dissertation.
Typically I am like a part-time employee.
A typical day at work would be to meet with my supervisor and team members to discuss changes and advances in the research, and next steps.
I learned a lot, including time management, positive attitude, resources management. There are people from various disciplines with varying levels of knowledge and there is always more to learn.
Although, I enjoy research a lot, there are times when we faced a dead-end and we don't have sufficient data to meet our variables. There are times when we thought the research is not going any further.
But the best part is that we finally got through it together. We successfully completed the research against all odds.