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Internship reveals new career path

This is a guest blog by Melinda Frazee, a student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). She is finishing a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She recently completed an internship with Crawfordsville High School.

Like many interns, I went into my internship questioning my qualifications. I was not sure what I would be able to take away from the program as I am only an undergrad in psychology. But I learned so much about the job, and even about myself!

During my internship with Crawfordsville High School, I was able to take charge of four groups of teenagers and hold discussion hours where we would discuss topics focused on diversity. Through this experience, I learned that I am flexible and a fast learner, as this was a completely new and somewhat uncomfortable situation. I’m proud that I was able to make it work. The ability to roll …

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From Medicine to Marketing: How Internships Changed My Mind

I enjoyed most subjects in high school—with the exceptions of physics and art.

Growing up, I had this idea that there were three main occupations that would bring the highest accolade: physician, lawyer, and engineer. When I had to choose a college major, I decided to pursue a pre-professional health track, since I was interested in biology. After taking an introductory course, I was smitten with psychology, and I quickly added it as a complementary major. By my junior year, I realized that my interest in the medical field was dwindling. I still enjoyed learning about the infinite complexity of living things, but I could not foresee myself living out the physician’s lifestyle. I loved watching House and Scrubs, but my interest stopped with TV.  This is why internships have been so critical in my career path.

 

The summer of 2010 brought along my first internship: Human …

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Weekend Food for Thought: How Do I Choose an Internship?

Entry by Pat Patterson

If you are convinced that pursuing an internship is a good idea, but you are not sure what type of internship to search for, the following information from the November INTERNnetwork may be helpful.  (If you would like to subscribe to Indiana INTERNnet’s montly e-newsletter, click here.)

Here are a few ways to discover your passions and explore different careers:

Career/personality assessments
Career/personality assessments can help provide a clearer understanding of the type of professional work you may enjoy doing by helping you to identify your interests, motivations, work habits and personality traits. Ask your career services office if it administers them. Three of the most popular are Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Keirsey Temperament Sorter, and Strong Interest Inventory.

What can I do with a major in …?
If you have decided on your major (or even if you are …

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