In this past week of ISM, I have continued to grow my passion and practice professionalism.
One of the highlights of my week is cold calling. Last week, I discussed how in class we are beginning to start cold calling, therefore I need to practice in order to be prepared. I practiced cold calling with my computer mate: Abby Allison. She provided me with feedback and helped shape me for my cold call. When it was time to do my cold call, I was nervous and it was very apparent. However, I got my point across and secured my first interview. As a result, I won Mr. Spiece’s cold call challenge.
Moreover, this week we also finalized our resumes. With my rough draft resume, I received feedback through a peer review activity. With their criticism, I was able to better construct my resume to reflect what was required along with my personality.
Lastly, in my assessment this week, I wrote about the current rates of HIV globally and its prevention methods. The broadness of public health has allowed me access to topics that I could not discuss with infectious disease. I am able to talk about completely different topics that interest me, but I still able to tie them back together for the security of the public. As I continue my ISM, I am proud to say that I able to have access and the opportunity to mentor with someone affiliated with my passion.
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