In this past week in ISM, I started to research my new topic, public health. One main reason that I wanted to switch my topic was to have a more broad topics (that I am interested in) available for me to formally research and assess. There was one obstacles along the way with researching. Mackin Via was down, but I still had access to credible information from government website and international health related organization. My major of topic in my essay this assessing the how an individual's lifestyle affects their health. The major outcome of having a poor diet and lack of exercise is acquiring a multitude of preventable, chronic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.
Moreover, another exciting part of ISM this week was creating my resume and preparing for cold calling. Creating my resume was not as difficult as I thought it would be; once I had all the categories that were required, I just filled in the information needed. Cumulatively, it took me about an hour or so to do it.
While creating my resume was simple and self explanatory, I believe that my biggest challenge next week will be cold calling. In the past week, Mr. Spiece presented us with an outline of what needs to be said and accomplished while a cold calling. While following the given outline was easy, I still need to somehow become comfortable enough to make it my own. However, this will only be accomplished with me conducting multiple cold calls. Hopefully, then i will be able to gain an interview and move forward in my ISM
Despite completely changing my topic and my underlying anxiety towards cold calling, it has not shaken my passion of helping others in need and my interest in medicine.
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