Pop Quiz: The CIS Interns of 2016!

Welcome back to the POP QUIZ! This is a regular, yet totally unexpected, feature where we ask students, parents, staff, our friends, and partners to answer a few questions about what they are learning, reading, and thinking about. Today we have compiled some answers from the newest members of our CIS family: our interns! We have five fabulous students from Western Michigan University. Three are working towards their bachelor’s degree in the School of Social Work and two are working on their degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services. Here they are, in no particular order (drum roll, please): Evelin Calderon, Paige Graves, Karlee Shave, Steve Everett, and Ann Dziedziula.

Alright, interns: pencils out, eyes on your own paper. Good luck.

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Our newest CIS interns (left to right): Paige Graves, Ann Dziedziula, Karlee Shave, Steve Everett, and Evelin Calderon.

 

What is something interesting you’ve recently learned?

  • I just learned about the Mobile Health Unit that CIS is helping to start in the Kalamazoo Public Schools.
  • I recently learned how to ski.
  • Telegraphing physical gestures through verbal greetings.
  • I just read an article about groups and learned about many factors to consider that makes up a group.
  • It is COLD. Plus, Spring Break is less than two months away. The Mobile Health Unit.

What are you currently reading?

  • I have been reading a book by Lysa Terkurst called “Walking in Faith.”
  • Girl with a Dragon Tattoo
  • Girl on the Train
  • Mindsight
  • The Game of Thrones series, book two, “Clash of Kings”

What do you want to be when you grow up?

  • When I grow up, I want to be able to help others receive the same opportunities I did to receive a higher education. I would like to work in success programs.
  • I would like to work for a university in the research department looking at how disease spreads.
  • A school social worker.
  • An occupational therapist for a school district.
  • An effective counselor.

 What is your favorite word right now?

  • Inspire
  • Quiche, because it is super yummy and fun to say.
  • Love
  • Food
  • This is a Hawaiian fish. (This is what happens on a seven hour car ride.)

Will you share with us something that has been on your mind lately?

  • My family back home, because I miss them.
  • Racial inequality.
  • I’ve been thinking about my trip that I am taking with my best friend to Europe.
  • Graduating and continuing my education by completing my Masters.
  • Graduating and what I’m going to do with my life.

Behind every successful student is a caring adult. Who has been your caring adult?

  • My caring adult is my mom. She has always guided me and supported me in all my decisions.
  • My parents have both played major roles in my life. They make sure that I have the support I need to be successful.
  • My grandmother.
  • My mom. She is my biggest supporter and she inspired me to be in a caring profession.
  • My old high school football coach who always showed faith in me while simultaneously pushing me to be better.

Thank you, interns! Welcome aboard!

Pop Quiz: Interns From WMU

Welcome back to the POP QUIZ! This is a regular, yet totally unexpected, feature where we ask students, parents, staff, our friends, and partners to answer a few questions about what they are learning, reading, and thinking about. Today we have compiled some answers from our newest batch of interns! Scattered throughout the schools are seven terrific college students. Three are from Western Michigan University’s School of Social Work and four are from WMU’s Interdisciplinary Health Services. Here they are, in no particular order (drum roll, please): Tim Sweeny, Gina Giordano, Erin Decker, Amanda Kassab, Amber Cummings, Loren Owens, and Samuel Campbell.

Alright, interns: pencils out, eyes on your own paper. Good luck.

POP QUIZ

What is something interesting you’ve recently learned?

Leadership is about influencing someone, you cannot lead someone without influencing them first.

It is important to cherish everyone that is special in your life—even if they do not cherish you.

I’ve recently learned what quilling is.

Employers must provide health insurance to employees who work at least 30 hours a week.

Policy is everywhere!

I learned in my Effective Parenting class about step families; that it’s better for kids if the parents are married rather than co-habitating.

Going to church on New Year’s Eve was a tradition started during slavery when slaves gathered to await word on the emancipation proclamation.

What are you currently reading?

My organic chemistry book

Where We Belong, Emily Griffin

The Hunger Games series

History from 1877 to present and health policy and law

Unenchanted and The Scarlett Letter

Way too many text books

The Autobiography of Steve Jobs

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Pediatric nurse or nurse practitioner

Pediatric nurse

Nurse in trauma unit (ideally in inner city hospital)

Pediatric nurse when I grow up…wait, I’m already grown up.

School social worker/CASA social worker

Successful social worker

Leader in the social work field

What is your favorite word right now?

egregious

believe

YOLO (You Only Live Once)

Honey Boo Boo

bunches of oats

intern

accountability

Will you share with us something that has been on your mind lately?

How I am going to balance my time between full class load and this exciting internship.

How truly excited I am to begin this new journey, in my life with CIS.

What am I going to do after graduation? Will I still have the same friends? What will happen?

School and graduating. I’m nervous to graduate but excited at the same time. Finally, to be a grownup with a grown up job.

Making sure I meet my hours for my internship.

Excited to start my internship.

Why don’t some parents challenge their kids to be great?

Behind every successful student is a caring adult.  Who has been your caring adult?

My mother. She was an ER nurse for twenty years and is the most intelligent person I know.

My sixth grade teacher made me look at school in the most uplifting, positive way. And she made me want to succeed in everything I did.

My best friend’s mom, Diane. She has been there for me through it all.

Sounds cliché, but it’s my parents—they have always been there for me and always believed in my hopes and dreams.

My grandpa and father have both been very supportive and caring. They pushed me to strive in no matter what I do. They are amazing individuals!

My mom, showing me that I can do anything I want.

My pastor from my church. Lindsey Bell is very influential and gave me the confidence to keep pushing through adversity.