This Monday I had a phone interview with the Sea Mar dietetic internship in Seattle. I think it went pretty well. As far as interviews it was pretty standard: 9 questions, including 3 senarios that I may encounter working in a clinic, and a test of my spanish-speaking ability. I was most nervous about the Spanish, but I actually think I did adequately well enough for what they wanted. What was suprising is that I didn't even think that I had to do an interview until about 2 weeks ago. I thought I would just hear a yes or no to my acceptance to the internship. So, I'm glad that's over, and it's out of my control now.
One additional positive thing is that my sister and her fiance are probably moving from Montana to New Zealand or Australia (where he's from), and she offered to drive her car and her furniture to Seattle into a storage space for me when/if I move there in the fall. How convenient!!
Today was fun...
This morning I went to a training session to get the details for some focus groups I will be taking notes at next week. The main reason I am volunteering is because I have pretty much no focus group experience, and I'd like to know what exactly goes into conducting a focus group, for any possible future work I may do.
Also, today in the Global Health Seminar class me & another classmate gave a presentation on non-governmental agencies & nutrition. We basically covered the whole situation and factors surrounding NGOs that provide food/water to populations during emergency situations such as war, natural disasters, or a long-term food shortages.
I also went to the 2nd lecture of the Sub & Substance series. The topic was about Costa Rica and its current situation concerning poverty as well as child and family wellness. The highlighted organization was SOS Casas, which has extension cites in many countries. What I took away from the lecture was that impoverished families, often single head of households, are in a poverty cycle, and unable to escape. SOS Casas intervienes by providing child care for families so the head of households can learn a trade and earn a living. They also possibly assist in the trade training of the head of households.
Today was also great weather, so I got outside for a bit and went for a bike ride around the lakes in Uptown. I think tomorrow & this weekend are also supposed to be nice, which makes it easier to live here.