Cognitive bias: Similarity Bias When I was assigned as a Call Center manager in my company a few years ago, I experienced a certain situation, which now I know it is similarity bias. It was started when I had to build a team and assign several project tasks to the people under my supervision. I created a team containing certain people who I felt I enjoyed to talk with because of our similarities on how we think, talk, and act, even though I realized that there were other people who might be able to do the tasks better. At first, my main consideration was the ease of communication between us so that I could accelerate the process given the high target. It worked at the beginning.
I am little shy person and interacting with someone is always challenging for me. On my first day of volunteer work, I was not sure how I am going to interact with people or to what level I am going to provide assistance to them, but I definitely got comfortable a lot quicker than I thought I would. The Darby Glenn nursing home staff is very friendly and helpful. They were caring each resident with respect, warmth and patience. I believed these qualities must need to work in any field to make successful career.
Not being able to cope with certain situations in my life, turned to many problems and made it hard to live, happily. After receiving therapy with a certified psychologist for almost nine years, my outlook on life has completely transformed. I have learned how to confront my emotions in a healthy way and how to have a positive attitude towards my day, regardless of the trials that life throws at me. I have been able to develop a character that others have called selfless, caring, and determined to help others.The influence of a psychologist 's help has exponentially heightened my interest in aiding people in dealing with difficult situations and inspired me to pursue a degree in
During my last internship, though, I found that people were very ready to help with anything I needed. Because I could quickly come to terms with the things I didn’t know or couldn’t find by myself, I was able to become far more productive than I would have been otherwise, which my boss appreciated a great
While in my undergraduate career, I chose the field of Social Work because I felt a desire to help people. After graduating with this degree in 1993, I worked in a mental health clinic training chronically mental ill patients to live independently. Showing care and empathy toward my clients was natural for me. My drive to help people became even more obvious when my terminally ill in-laws moved in with
As I reflect upon my thoughts before my first rotation at the student health clinic, I remember feeling what I described as “cautiously excited.” I was looking forward to having the opportunity to gain experience in the clinical environment with real patients but was also hesitant due to the overwhelming realization that I still have so much to learn. Throughout my three rotations, I learned a significant amount about clinical decision making. However, I feel that the most valuable information that I have been able to extract from my three rotations lies within a newfound knowledge of myself and the people I have been surrounded with during this experience. The first and most obvious benefit of this experience is the time that it affords us to take various technical components of our physical therapy education that we have learned thus far and practice applying them in an organized clinical setting. This is vastly different than the role play opportunities we participate in during class with our classmates, who for the most part, are perfectly healthy.
CVTC Scholarship Essay 1 Why did you choose your field of study? What are your goals for the field of study you are pursuing? I choose the social work field as my focus in life. After years of working in retail for years after high school with the pressure of finding a career after taking a look at myself, I knew my greatest strength that I have that is my compassion for people of walks of life and helping them any way I can. Having compassion for those that are needed to help in dire situations gives me happiness, not just for myself but satisfaction for society.
Getting my bachelor’s degree and going the extra step to get my master’s degree was always my plan. By coming to college, I have built better networking skills as well as better social skills. Early in the semester, I made it my mission to join different organizations on campus to refine myself into the person I wanted to become. It is one of my passions to help people, including myself, become the best version of themselves as possible. It 's easier to help my friends here on campus than the friends I have back home who didn’t go to
The Bexar County Community Supervision and Correction Department is the location I spent doing my internship this past fall. During my academic career at The University of Texas at San Antonio I was preparing for my exit and ultimately my career opportunities that would be offered or sought after my graduation. While attending UTSA I was fortunate enough to receive an in depth perception of the many job fields that majoring in Criminal Justice offers. Overall I was satisfied with the academic preparation of the curriculum, networking opportunities, internship expectations and my personal achievement in the internship. The internship is an important aspect of the degree plan in that in helps to incorporate what has been learned in academia
As I we wrap up my spring student teaching placement and inch closer to getting my own classroom, I know feel like I have a better idea of what kind of educator I will be. My spring placement has certainly thrown me some curveballs however, the experience incredibly valuable. I have learned so much about the profession and so much about me. When it came to writing this reflection, one thing that popped into my mind was to look at my Pedagogical Creed that I wrote over the summer in our Methods class. I wrote my creed back in July when I did not have classroom teaching experience.
Why do you want to participate in the Bridges Summer Program? Participating in the Bridges Summer Program will help me greatly in the transition between high school and college. Reading about the program I have learned that this program is meant to help students transition to a college-level work environment and I know that I need this type of help. The good thing about this program is that they help students individually and this way students will have a better chance at really being prepared to start college in the fall. I want to participate in this program so that I can take advantage of how the program will help me to reach my career goal and transition from Valencia to UCF by directconnect.
In the short term, I would like to complete my classes and become an LAPC. I plan on continuing to work in mental health for either a private or public mental health agency and earning my LPC. I would like to continue to work with the current population that I am involved with which are families who are economically underserved . I am applying to this specific program because it has come highly recommended to me by multiple clinicians that I have worked with as a program that would appropriately prepare me for the work I want to do. There are a multitude of reasons why I am attracted to this program including the evening classes, that it focuses specifically on community counseling, and that it has come highly recommended.
One of the advice she constantly was recommending me was to get my master degree because she though it would help me get more opportunities in the field of social work. A similar connection I thought about while hearing her speak was that as well as me she wanted to be in a field where she could help people, but she though nursing was not for her, so she decide to go into social work. At the end of the interview I thought that I did learn more about social workers who work in a nursing
The first thing I needed was to pursue more education. I needed my B.A in Liberal Studies to be able to get my teaching credentials. Sharing my new goals and inspirations with my family was the first step, after sharing with my family my plans of pursuing more education, I immediately received lots of support and enjoyment through them. I had been the only person in a family of two children to graduated from a Community College, but now I was going further in my education, they were definitely proud of me. I was going to be the first to graduate from an University, that 's something my mom as a single mother wished she had accomplished.