Category: Professional Preparation

Pediatrics

Oh boy, learning so much in pediatrics. First exam is days away!

Meanwhile some things I learned in clinical rotation is that I should approach the parent more than the patient, who is a child. Children become frightened when they are told medical jargon or when told the time of their …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz

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Previously On…

So much has happened in just the past year! During the Spring 2015 term I was lucky enough to study abroad for the whole semester as a part of the Oxford University Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies program run by Middlebury College. I cannot hype this program enough, it …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

Full-time work, full-time student?

As of recent, I hold many feelings of uneasiness or dissonance whenever I think about my last year at Elmhurst College. Why? Well… it has hardly anything to do with it being my last year at Elmhurst. These feelings all stem from my unknown work schedule. Currently, I am employed …read more

Source: The Wild and Wonky Write Ups of Jamie Mahoney

Summer in LA

Hello Lovelies!

So sorry for the long hiatus; I’ve been so captivated by my studies and summer internship and I haven’t had much time to sit down and talk with you! Ready for the 411 future and current Bluejays?

Well, finals ended with stress as you can imagine. How’d I finish? …read more

Source: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

Internships

I do not need to complete an internship in order to graduate. For my major, Urban Studies, I am instead going to complete a Study Abroad opportunity. Because I am not getting college credit for an internship, I wanted to find one that was paid. Before I could do that, …read more

Source: The Wild and Wonky Write Ups of Jamie Mahoney

Tips for ….INTERNSHIPS

So….

There is throwback post about why internships are great and a gift from God, all that good stuff. After a whopping 19 applications…NINETEEN…I have a few tips. From experience. Prepare yourself

  1. Apply to as many as possible – Careful to not apply to too many in the same circle. that …read more

    Source: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

First Leap

The first week of summer I participated in a program the college and the Center for Professional Excellence sponsors called the First Leap program.

It is a great chance for job shadowing and networking opportunities. Because I am Pre-Pharmacy I was able to shadow a Convalescent Center and Walgreens retail …read more

Source: A Compilation of Contemplations

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Internships, because WHAT IS SUMMER?

Ah, gotta love April. spring is kind of in the air, I guess. But, with the countdown to summer comes the search for an internship. At EC you can do an internship through the school for credit, or on your own for experience/networking. As a rising junior, I want as …read more

Source: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

Library Life

To be entirely honest, about half the reason I picked Elmhurst is because of how close it is to Chicago, one of my favorite cities ever. And I have definitely taken advantage of that proximity.

I took the Honors section of The Great Libraries of Chicago in J-Term and it …read more

Source: It’s history. It’s poetry.

What’s up with working while in college?

Good morning! So, as I am writing this, I’m scrambling to get ready for work. I work in retail in the Elmhurst area near the school. I never worked in high school, and don’t really have to now, but I thought I would give it shot. HELLO SHOE MONEY. …read more

Source: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Frick Center

Our Number One Fear

Do you fear speaking in front of an audience? Well, you’re not alone! According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking (or Glossophobia) – number two on the list is death. In my first semester of freshman year I have given five presentations – three from …read more

Source: In the Shoes of Ralph Dela Cruz