The aim of the NRAO Summer schools is to teach young astronomers about the details of observing in radio astronomy. The first seven days of the school were on single-dish radio astronomy while the next three focused on interferometry. During the day, we attended an intensive series of lectures given by experts in radio astronomy, ranging from signal processing, continuum and spectral line observations, and receiver technology. In the evenings, we were given hands-on projects that used the 305-meter Arecibo Telescope to observe and take data. Elizabeth’s project was to detect and measure the period of a pulsar and Ashley’s project was to observe OH masers. For the interferometry school, we were given an ALMA data set to learn about imaging and calibration techniques with the Combined Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) package. Additionally, the school also provided tours of the 100-meter Green Bank Telescope and its control room.