During my first semester, I found the training and orientation to be very helpful. I was able to get a good understanding in regards to who Big Brothers Big Sisters is as an organization, as well as what they do. I appreciated how I was provided with everyone’s contact information and what section they worked under (donation center, programs, media). It gave me a good idea of who everyone was and where they were located. In addition, I thought that the first task I did, which was to organize the cubicle filled with
I entered this internship in panic mode and scaared of the future. I am now happy and love my internship. Everryday is different and I have not had one bad experience. I love the kids, camp, and staff at the Franklin Institute. It is a lot of fun teaching children science and seeing the look on their faces when you’re blowing stuff up, playing with liquid nitrogen or just doing an activity.l I will utilize this experience to network myself within the museum community. The museum educators community is small and everyone knows each other or has worked at the Franklin and moved on to other museums in Philadelphia. The Franklin Institute is also a prestigious and wwell known museum across the United States. It will definitely have me stand out on my resume, espicaally my job title as a Sppecial Needs Camp Counselor. I worked one on one with kids with different disabilities and modified the lesson plans for their needs so then can get the full experience at camp. My favorite memory of making a difference with a child of special needs was a boy named Jacob. He had several learning disabilities, socially awkward but he was genius his health notes said. He loved to play with the imagination playground blocks and make obstacle courses and have the younger kids try it out. Jacob asked if he could play with blocks during camp, I was asked to stay late and play with Jacob. It was so much fun building an
Throughout my first year, I got involved with Dance Marathon, SALT, The University of Iowa’s wrestling team, Intramurals, being a Peer Advisor for the Career Center, and working for the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Each organization offers something different that helps discover new things about myself. For example, participating in Dance Marathon taught me to see the bigger picture and understand the struggles that many families go through. In SALT, I learned how to utilize my faith while still being in college and branch out to new people. Being a Mat Aid for the Univeristy of Iowa’s wrestling team gave me the experiences that even the people doing the little things are the reasons why the big things happen. Intramurals taught me the true value of teamwork and how to work with new people towards a common goal. Being a Peer Advisor has taught me that resources are out there to help you with everything. Learning how to utilize them correctly is only going to benefit you. Lastly, working for the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures has given me the opportunity to work with so many students, staff, and professors from all over the
The Castle of Muskogee is an organization that gives many teenagers there first opportunity to work and see what it is like to be an employee. Being somewhat closer in age, many of them saw me as a friend and were less intimidated by me. As they got to know me and what I was doing outside of work they became curious as to what it was like being an individual in my position. I talked to and answered question regarding both college and the premedical route. Many times, I gave them advice that I wish I had received before entering college and told them what skills were necessary to succeed. In the end, I hope this experience helped those I worked and talked with.
In high school, I was actively involved in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America.) During my time in FBLA, I learned various leadership skills that will help me when pursuing a career. Additionally, I participated in the regional competitions at Kentucky Wesleyan, which, in 2014, I earned third place in the web page design category. My senior year of high school, I was elected Secretary of the club. My duties of Secretary included working together with fellow officers to help organize and plan our meetings and other activities for our club to participate in.
Beginning with Michelle at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma Organization (BBBS) in Stillwater, OK. I immediately began speaking with her about what the organization is and what they do for the community. This organization is very well known in Oklahoma and is known for their mentoring programs. This mentor program matches teens and adults with children in the surrounding
This experience provided me with a bright flashing arrow leading me toward the path of a future career. After my first foray into the field of finance in a small student-run club, I transitioned into more significant endeavors eventually culminating in an internship with a financial technology services firm named Active
When I first got to the Job Corps, I did not expect such a wonderful welcome. I guess I was shocked because I thought of Job Corps as just another school. I discovered very quickly that I was wrong. Orientation that morning was handled in such a way that I actually
Because I have a passion for teaching others and being a guiding resource for young people to learn and grow, I decided to apply to work at a residential camp this summer. I found out about the Summer Acceleration program since I am a NCSSM student. Choosing this program was a decision that I have wanted to make ever since I stayed at the NCSSM campus for the Summer Research program. I would always see kids and their residential camp instructors teaching them valuable skills while also having fun with them. I have wanted to work for Summer Accelerator ever since. Being able to teach students is very humbling and knowing that I can have a powerful impact on their lives makes me content. Therefore, choosing this program was in response to my