I am so excited! Yesterday I got a position as a undergraduate researcher for the semester and summer. It is a volunteer position but the process to get it was like any other job application (i.e., resume and interview). However, there were only a few candidates who even selected to be asked in the first place. Long story short...the interview went well and I got the position. I even cracked an appropriate joke, unlike 'Girls', when I asked her how she preferred to be contacted, "phone, text, email...carrier pigeon" in which she replied, "Actually, if that were to happen I would prefer a messenger owl..." and chuckled.
It is a great opportunity for me for assistanships when I get into the MSW program, if I plan to pursue a Ph.D in the future, and/or if I wanted to get published academically. In addition, when I get into the MSW program I will have already been certified for the IRB Training (CITI) Certification.
Overall, I now have two internships this semester along with my full class load. But I am looking forward to the experience. I will get to learn a few things, like, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and its role in social work and public health as a multidisciplinary as there is an increased need in areas of social work for mapping. I will also be gathering and entering date but I won't go into depth on things I need to do. All I will say is that the small portion that I am able to be a part of I am elated that I can get to learn aspects of research and appreciate the opportunity to broaden my horizons in the social work profession.
*Picture from here.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
But here is a post on a Spanish link that I got from an interviewer today, posting tomorrow, called DuoLingo. Since I came to UGA I could not afford, through time or money, to pursue more Spanish classes. I am getting a bit rusty than I would like to admit that I should probably update my LinkedIn account at some point in time. Anyway I have come across a great link from a UGA research assistant that I will be working with through a second internship. When I told her about my Spanish during the interview she gave me the link to help support my interest in retaining what I have learned. I just tried it and I love the app! I needed additional resources as I would hate to think that I wasted three semesters of Spanish. It is almost like a game as it has levels and lifelines. Even though the amount of languages offered are small (i.e., Spanish, French, German, and a few others) it is a free program that you can use as an app or on the computer.
*Picture from the DuoLingo Site, here.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Usually Youtube has a big end of the year video, Youtube Rewind 2013, which tends to be fun filled and interesting but today I found out that Google has a "zeitgeist" of their own year in review for 2013 (I even found ones for 2012, 2011, and 2010). Bonus: Billboard 2013 Review
The year of 2013 has been a great and wonderful one that has been filled with opportunity, adventure, and inspiration. I look forward to 2014 esp. with more room to broaden and expand out. I still have some posts left of some adventures from 2013 and I hope to write about them and get them posted soon.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
I am so excited about Christmas even though I have spent the last month in a rush taking the GRE, finals, and preparing for the 25th (i.e., getting the tree, decorating, shopping and present wrapping, baking, cleaning, and etc). Now that Christmas is just a few days away I'm finishing some last details and watching funny Christmas videos, like, The Scary Snowman.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Godaddy and Blogger to work together. I am sure that many people would have figured it out sooner but I am not very savvy at these things esp. when there had been a huge change from how it used to be done. For a awhile I had to put the site back on blogspot.com because Blogger didn't offer certain services anymore that had made it possible in just a couple of clicks. As easy as the process probably is now I'm very proud of myself for being able to figure it out...eventually. Victory!
* Picture from here.
* Picture from here.