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Diving Right In to the Practical Side

Everyone knows that the best part of school is actually diving into your major. It's when things really get exciting. Being a speech major, I’ve been lucky enough to have speech classes sprinkled throughout my semesters at Misericordia. This year, I’m actually getting into the practical use of everything I’ve learned so far. I’m enrolled in Optional Clinic for the spring semester, and I’m having the time of my life.

SLP Clinic with child

You may not know, but the speech program at Misericordia is only five years,…

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Keep Calm and Apply!

Just when you thought that it was too late to be accepted, Misericordia University sends you an invitation to apply. It is an exciting yet anxiety-filled moment since so many of your friends have already made their decision about college. Plus, you are not even sure if Misericordia has the programs and activities that you want.

Mercy Hall

These days, there seem to be more school options than there are college students. So, how do you know if you are making the right choice? From my decades of …

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Job Fairs - The Hidden Job Market

Networking

It is said that one of the most effective ways to locate job opportunities is through networking. Many job vacancies are never even advertised and often referred to as the "hidden job market". So, how does a candidate learn about the opportunities and secure one? Networking can go a long way in learning about job opportunities both directly and indirectly. Networking can take place in person or on-line. Job fairs are a great way to meet professionals in your field, network with recruiters …

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Thinking About the Future Following Washington Internship

I just wanted to start this blog with a thank you to everyone involved with my internship because it truly was a fantastic experience. Working in D.C. was eye-opening to say the least, with so many new experiences and new information everywhere you looked.

Washington, DC

I learned so much about the way our government works and which committees, representatives, staffers, etc. are the ones that should be spoken to when working on various issues. I also learned many of the basic ins and outs of lobbying and …

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Life is a Journey, Not a Destination

If you told me my first-year in college that I was going to graduate school, I would have laughed at you and say, “Oh sure!” Fast forward three-and-a-half years later, I’m laughing at myself.

Mike Gombita and Mercy HallMike Gombita and umbrella

Never would I see myself getting my bachelor’s and now my master’s. It was not the path I had in mind. Now that I see the benefits and working as a graduate assistant, I am very happy with the path I am taking.

A wise-man by the name of Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” …

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Seeing Positive Results from Summer Internship in DC

Washington, DC

This week I worked a lot on business development. I looked into various new pieces of legislation and how they could hurt or benefit potential parties. I then looked at which companies we could talk to and try and represent. I looked in depth at their company product or service and create a list of potential points that we could help them solve. I then used the information I found to create a strategy about how to accomplish these goals and land the company as a client.

Washington, DC

The rest of my week was …

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Lunch with the Senator

This week I received the feedback on my telehealth strategy memo and worked to make the corrections sending in a revised draft to Jenn for further evaluation. I was also tasked with creating a PowerPoint explaining the basics of managed care organizations and various other aspects of insurance coverage for a client. I was asked by another member of the Chamber Hill Strategies team to start compiling contact data for various organizations that would benefit from knowledge coming out the National …

Posted by pasquinid in Internships on Friday June 1, 2018 at 02:39PM
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