At the Science Museum I helped take inventory as well as help prepare for community services such as the Science Nights and Boy Scout and Girl Scout camp-ins. When I was young, I personally had the opportunity to participate in one of the Girl Scout camp-ins they hosted. I remember how the volunteers worked hard cooking our breakfast and helping with the activities. It was very rewarding to be on the giving end instead of the receiving end. The Science Nights, which are free to the public, are a good outreach to the young students in the community.
Teachers gave me after-hours help; when I didn't know how I would pay for school, the financial aid office gave me a scholarship. These people helped me for no reason other than the mere fact that I am a human being, worthy of help when in need. Although I didn't have faith, they gave me hope. This is why I have worked at a local homeless shelter for the past two years. I feel like I can do the same thing -- help a person or two merely on the basis of our shared humanity.
I have also been to many camps, giving me the understanding of how the actual campers feel about the experience. One of the camps I attended , Youth Excellence Performance Arts Workshop, YEPAW, was held at The University of Akron. With this experience I was able to see how the Summer Conference Staff team helped us as campers, while also being able to see the challenges within. Although it can be very difficult to work with camps and conferences, I believe the experience is something that would help me grow as a professional and Desk Manager. The upperclassmen community can be very difficulty to work with.
Once my daughter was in preschool each weekday, I decided to go back to school for the fall 2015 semester. I have been taking courses since then with no breaks in between in hopes to obtain my degree next year. I have completed in total between the school year of 2009/2010 and since beginning back in 2015, 46 credit hours. Due to this, I have 23
In addition to these activities, I have volunteered at Seashore Gardens over the summer before my junior year. There, I was able to engage and interact with the elderly by coloring with them, distributing their lunches, and getting to know them. During my first day volunteering there, I had made a friend instantly as we bonded over gossiping and each other’s daytime activities. It was definitely an experience I will never forget. In addition, I volunteered my time by bagging groceries at ShopRite and washing cars to help fundraise for the Absegami girls soccer team as well as making Valentine's Day cards for the elderly, decorating classroom doors for Christmas, and helping my class with a cookie fundraiser.
I had the fortun... ... middle of paper ... ...or Therapeutic Recreation at my future facility, give a struggling therapist a chance, or bring new knowledge and programming wherever I go. I also want to be in a better position to speak with my professional peers and the medical insurance companies about billing, licensure, and special certifications. All of these issues are contributing to Therapeutic Recreation not being recognized as a legitimate therapy, regardless of location or medical setting. In conclusion, these are just a few of the reasons I want to further my education, in the medical field. With this degree I can help the clients I deeply care for, help my profession, my peers, current students and future students.
But greater still, I have inspired. My little sister and her group of friends are now volunteering in the city. Project Wisdom has given me the confidence, by speaking directly to me, to venture into the community. I know the words of wisdom reach other students and teachers at school as well. It is difficult to exactly measure the effectiveness of Project Wisdom, except by careful observation of the students' facial expressions while they listen to the daily "Words of Wisdom," and to attribute the general improvement in
In my post secondary studies, many people are interested in what I want to do after I graduate and where I want to go in life. It is far rarer to have people ask the question of why. Why do I want to pursue a career in the medical field? Why do I want to spend my life helping people? Why do I want to attend the nursing program at Clarkson?
On a different spectrum I have schooling and career goals. These goals are what keep me going because I know this is what I am destined to do. I am the first one in my family to ever step foot in a secondary school type setting, so they all think I am a bit ambitious for having such high goals. My career goals involve me becoming a nurse practitioner with a specialty in pediatric endocrinology. To obtain these goals in life I will need to first gain my bachelors degree in Nursing.
There are multiple Undergraduate degree paths I can take to prepare myself for grad-school; however, I chose a path that can help me develop skills to provide the best possible service for my future patients. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences