Hello everybody! I previously wrote a blog during my first week I started my internship here at the office of the Dean of Student Life. I cannot believe that 5 weeks already pass by and today is my last day of work here in the office. This journey has been a self discovery process for me and I am so thankful for the opportunity. The experience of working full time and managing my own schedule as long as I was getting my work done has been a new experience for me.
Part of my internship experience included having the opportunity to be a part of the Professional and Managerial Internships in State Employment (PROMISE) summer internship program. The PROMISE program allowed me to connect with other interns around campus while given the opportunity for learning and growth both professionally and personally through professional development presentations and dialogues.
Moving forward I am excited to see friends and family back home and being able to start planning and preparing to attend graduate school within a graduate program in student affairs here at OSU or potentially another school around the country. Thanks to the exposure of my work at OSU and the people the people that I met, I have learn some of the areas where I can improve and that are going to affect me in my future academic goals if I do not make the effort to rectify it. I am taking these coming up year to prepare for graduate school by taking a few classes such as research methods, writing and grammar. I am also going to start doing some readings to start familiarizing myself with the materials in student affairs programs and a portfolio to help me with my graduate school applications.
All in all, I really enjoyed my time here in Oregon, meeting new people, visiting local places, the nearby cities, and specially the coast. I am really passionate about social justice efforts towards understanding and inclusion. For that reason I am happy to know that my research findings such as best practices and recommendations for both the CRF program and the international student population are going to put into use starting next term. I am also exited to know that after I am gone any student interested in learning about graduate school and the process to get into a graduate program can have access to the graduate school guide that I was able to put together.
Big shout out to all of you that made an impact in my experience here at OSU.