Let’s Talk…and Listen.

For those that have been vacant on all forms of social media today – it is BELL LETS TALK day! If you don’t know what that is, I’ll give you a quick summary: Today, Bell Canada will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives across the country for every Facebook share, tweet, and retweet with […]

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What’s a language barrier anyways?

Good evening! Today was a very busy and productive Tuesday at the hospital. I spent the morning working in the AMPATH paediatric clinic with the children in for visits today. It was very busy with children constantly coming and going. It was an awesome experience and one that I would not have the chance to […]

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Living in Limbo

If you’ve been reading along you should know where I’m at with my internship process – still waiting. I applied for internships in the US (and Canada of course) as an unaffiliated, Canadian student. Since there are maybe 4 or 5 hospitals in Canada that accept independent interns (some of which did not offer an internship program […]

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Internship Application & Interview Advice via ChildLifeMommy

This week I had the pleasure of providing some additional resources and advice on ChildLifeMommy.com! Check out the link below to read about what I have to say about the internship application process, securing an interview, and what to do if things don’t go as planned.   Currently the child life field is flooded with students […]

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It’s official…

…trying to secure the appropriate visa for me to move to the states is proving to be more difficult than the entire application process.  But. I am moving to Florida. I am completing my internship in September. And I will jump through whatever hoops are thrown my way because this opportunity is not being wasted […]

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Blog Updates

First and foremost I would like to say, WOW! My blog has been receiving quite a bit of traffic since internship offer day and I have received a lot of emails, Facebook messages, and post comments. Thank you for reaching out to me and hopefully I have been of some help to those who have. […]

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The Struggle: Part 5

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 […]

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On a roll 

Evening, all and happy Monday.  Last week two of my child life courses wrapped up and today I am beginning a new course which I am beyond excited for. This course is called Assessment, Preparation, and Medical Terminology. After reading up more on what we will be learning and discussing over the next 12 weeks […]

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The Struggle: Part 4a

Here you have it. For anyone looking to submit applications, this is for you; step-by-step instructions on how to go about applying to internships. Disclaimer: I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.  Check out the Program Directory on the Child Life Council’s page [only CLC members can access this; if you are applying for […]

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The Struggle: Part 4

The day has come and gone – internship applications have been sent in! Part of me wants to hold my breath until I hear if I got an interview while another part of me wants to celebrate the fact that I have come this far and have made it to this step! Some days I’m […]

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