It’s a waiting game…
Internship offer day is next TUESDAY…
For those who have been waiting at the edge of their seats…
I received ONE interview out of the 18+ hospitals I applied to…and I’m thrilled about it.
I have heard countless people tell me to not expect an interview after your first round of applications because it rarely happens. I got one – just one – but I’m so ecstatic. Not only did it give me the confidence that maybe, just maybe, someone out there finds myself and my child life application impressive BUT it gave me the opportunity to participate in a child life interview.
I won’t tell you where it was for, but I will tell you I got offered a second interview that has yet to be scheduled. Now since offer day is next week, part of me is thinking maybe that won’t happen, but we shall see!
Out of the rest of the hospitals I applied to, I did receive some rejections. I also received emails saying that they decided not to participate in the internship program for the upcoming season. And there are still a bunch that I have not heard anything from at all. SO…waiting.
The point of this blog was to be very honest and open about my child life experience, so that’s what I’m doing. Child Life is not an easy field to break in to. It’s small, and still developing. BUT what I’m hoping to show those that are reading is that no matter how many times people tell you how competitive it is, it IS possible to accomplish. And who knows, maybe I won’t get an internship this round, but that will only give me more time to amp up my resume, my experiences in the field, and give me time to grow and learn more as a person.
So whatever happens on offer day, I will accept it and be grateful for the opportunities that I have been given in my interview.
For all my fellow internship candidates, I wish you all the best!! 🙂