Interviewing Taylor Hughes was an interesting experience. We all asked the same questions from a list of questions given to us. During this interview Taylor and I learned a lot about each other. She responded to my basic interview questions with some interesting responses. Taylor and I met during a team building activity our freshman year at Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy, during our first two weeks.
Over my past three years as an RA, I have always been interested in hearing about and learning about the experiences of other freshmen women RAs. From what I have heard from them, everyone has a different experience — some positive and some negative. I think that this is largely due to the fact that the job is multi-faceted. As an RA, you have to juggle many, many different roles, both within the job and in your personal life. RAs are mentors, friends, supervisors, mandated reporters, event planners and paraprofessionals, to name a few.
I was amazed to find out that at San Quentin, Patten University graduates were allowed to invite family members inside the prison for a cap and gown ceremony. Also,the graduate with the highest GPA was named valedictorian and selected to make a speech at the graduation. I knew right away this was something I wanted, because it would give me the voice I longed for to rail against the injustices within the prison system. I worked my tail off for three years amid the chaos of cell searches, quarantines, and lock downs. But in the end, it all paid off because I earned a 3.93 GPA and was selected the valedictorian.
I had my interview in January with the Vista County employer and once they decided that I was fit for the job, they put me through a two month background check that consisted of a background application which included references, job experience, family information, academic grades, and every possible little detail they wanted to know about me. It also included a drug test and required me to fill out dozens of forms. After the long background process, I had finally started my first day working with the SDCDA on April 15th. I work every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00
Growing up as a young girl I was always told that my attitude was perfect for me to become a lawyer – I never lost an argument. I took the advice and I ran with it. I boasted about becoming a lawyer. I started to research the various types of lawyers, their median salaries and the amount of years it would take me in school and to advance in my practice. Although I was focused on pursuing a career in the law I was also intrigued by the medical field.
I chose to counsel a 3/C midshipmen who is in my squad this semester. As a fire team leader I have been fortunate to have been given many opportunities to counsel numerous midshipmen in my fire team. After my initial counseling session with the 3/C, I was able to figure out the basics such as, CQPR, ECA, aptitude, conduct grade. When this assignment presented itself to me I realized that I could use this to make significant strides on this particular 3/C midshipmen. I had decided to peruse this 3/C because her conduct and aptitude grade had fallen significantly since last semester.
Evolution from Novice to a Beginning Professional Nurse Looking back when I started my nursing school, I can proudly say that I have evolved both physically and psychologically. I was not sure if nursing was the right choice for me at first because I had difficulties interacting with people outside my family circle. The first semester was challenging for me because I did not know how to interact with my class mates and felt isolated each time there is a class activity. I joined a study group later that semester and it has been an excitement ever since. Today, I am glad I choose nursing because I have overcome my social fears, learn to be a team player, learn how to prioritize and most importantly learned to manage stress.
Thanks to this program I have taken three college classes online: Women’s Health and Issues, Intro to Education, and Psychology. Each of these courses has proven to be a very interesting challenge with my favorite being Women’s Health and Issues. This was the first ACN course that I took and it was an eye opening experience due to the amount of work that was required of me. For this course I had to write a research paper that was a minimum of 15 pages long in APA format which was something I had never done before. This paper turned into my portfolio piece, “Eating Disorders Amongst Women”.
I’m honored and excited to be on an oversight trip with the nonprofit organization Global Roots. The executive director of this organization Rick Montgomery, is a Lincoln High School alumni and a family friend. Rick thought it would be a good experience for me as an aspiring photographer and as a young woman. We are checking up on all the places Global Roots has been sponsoring. Unfortunately, “92% of all Maasai girls are subjected every year to forced removal from school, female genital mutilation and forced marriage.
As I've mentioned before, she does clinical work currently in addition to Headquarters. She has also been a social work specialist and therapist at state psychiatric hospitals, an in-home therapist, a behavior specialist in schools, a daycare teacher, as well as worked in a group home. The biggest thing she wishes she would have known before talking an administrative job is the huge focus on money. She said, "money shouldn't make the world go round, but it sure makes non-profits run." For the next generation of administrators, she believes learning how to give feedback that is constructive and purposeful is a necessity.
While talking with a friend about the field the Physical Therapy and months of research of career opportunities, training requirements, and available training, she had found the path she been looking for. Enrolling in class at Wytheville Community College, the desire and drive for a learning and preparing for a new career started. While waiting to go through the interview process for the Physical Therapy Assistant program, Jennifer completed the Health Science Certificate. With great joy she was accepted into the program. Jennifer, is now a full time student and starting the second semester of the program.
Soon after graduation, I started a career teaching online. Over the past 6.5 years, I 've taught a plethora of psychology, human services, and workforce development courses. I love teaching and coaching adult learners, so I wanted to expand my audience outside the classroom. This blog is for recent college graduates and mid-life career changers who are pursuing careers in this field. The field of psychology covers careers in law enforcement, counseling, human resources, education, management and much more.
On Monday’s Lori will do co-parental counseling, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings she does one evaluation a week and breaks it up into two parts. An evaluation usually takes six hours of testing time and another eight to twelve hours to score the tests and write up the report. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday she does therapy for four hours. The clients meet about every two weeks unless they’re suicidal, then they will meet every week. Lori will also help high-risk divorce cases from the court and will talk with the parents to make sure they are following the parenting plans.