The Physics group at my university is building an optical telescope (it will have a dome the size of an 8mX4m room and the mirror will have a diameter of about 65cm.) and we might also build a radio telescope or an array of telescopes which will work as one giant telescope. Also, I heard that we were gonna install a spectrometer to help us conduct researches with the telescope. Now I don't want to go into research that deals with building telescopes, but I want to use the already built telescopes to do research in Astronomy. I will work on this project nonetheless because I have nothing else to do right now and because it sounds like it will give me a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge. But just out of curiosity: say I want to work in finding distant galaxies in the future or study quasars or exo-moons or whatever, will having the fact that I helped build a telescope when I was a freshman help my CV when I apply for grad school? Thank you!