As co-editors for the Office of Career Services’ Blog, Rachel and I, along with the bloggers, seize this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. As we enjoy this much needed break after a busy academic year, let us take a moment and be grateful for our past achievements and progress towards our current goals.
Read on to find out what each member of our team is grateful for regarding their career and/or studies.
Ally: I am thankful for the strong foundation that the School of Public Health has given me to find the confidence to apply for graduate school for a Masters in Public Health. I am so grateful to IU for encouraging my aspiration in life to bring compassion to those in need and awareness to various health problems in our world today.
Gina: I am thankful for my family giving me the opportunity to go to any school I want and supporting the choices that I make and have made thus far. By supporting me and helping me find certain associates within the therapy and Criminal Justice fields, I have been able to accomplish several things at IU and am on track to graduate next year.
Neil: I am thankful for the opportunity I received to intern at the Western and Southern Open this past summer. I could not have asked for a better learning experience and am grateful for the chance I had to meet and connect with many people in the sport industry.
Trishnee: This academic year has been the most productive of all so far. I was able to conduct an independent study over summer in preparation for my doctoral qualifying exams. In addition, presenting at national-level conferences gave me valuable experience and I could network with other colleagues having similar interests. I am also grateful of the progress I made through teaching and being able to make it a meaningful experience for all of my students.
Tapati: 2016 was a watershed year both in my pedagogic and professional journey as I could begin my doctoral studies at Indiana University School of Public Health (IUSPH). Given my penurious background, I am thankful to my family for encouraging me to be the first generation graduate in an international set-up. I am equally grateful to the systems at Indiana University, the School of Public Health, my doctoral advisor and faculties to have facilitated my study and stay here.
Rachel: This summer, I was fortunate to return to the Indiana Hospital Association for an internship focused on their advocacy communication efforts. I could not be more thankful for the insight it provided me into the priorities and challenges of the health care industry and the connections I made. I am also thankful to my professors and advisors for guiding me through the last academic semester of the MPH program and into my internship and culminating experience.
Dustin: I am thankful for the opportunity to work for the Aberdeen IronBirds this past summer. I’m very happy that I took the leap to work so far away from home because of all the memories I created. Working with all the great people that I had the opportunity to meet really reinforced my desire to work in sports.