Well last weekend I had my graduation ceremony in Manchester, New Hampshire! I am an official graduate, (although I have had my diploma since October 2014-just saying). Nonetheless it was a special occasion and a huge accomplishment that I am so happy I experienced!
Now as some of you may or may not know where I left off with my Child Life path, it is time for an update. It turns out I did not get an internship for the summer program. I knew it would be very competitive and most of the hospitals only had 1 slot with several applicants.
I accomplished all-said requirements of the Child Life Council before applying to internships, including the child life course taught by a Certified Specialist. With those all fulfilled, I attempted to, I suppose cut corners, skip getting the masters and take a chance on getting an internship without it.
However, as time had gone by more internship programs were preferring the students who have their masters. Furthermore, the Child Life Council is going to be requiring a masters in a few years.
As I wasn’t having luck of acceptance into an internship program I decided I wanted and needed to develop more of a foundation in Child Life that would prepare me for the internship and on the job. With that, I decided to apply to graduate school!
I just got accepted into Grad school and I will be getting my masters in Child Life!
I cannot wait to continue the next chapter of my journey!