Rachel Harrison: Internship

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Rachel Harrison

Internship: Student Experience

What is your major?

Sociology & Communication

Where was your internship placement? (What is the purpose of the organization?)

Student Experience. I worked as a Personal Care Attendant (PCA). My company works directly with disabled individuals, assisting them with daily cares.

What did your general duties involve?

I worked with two individual clients who have varying needs. A PCA is to assist with the cares described in their care plan.

What was your most memorable experience?

My most memorable moment during my internship was when one of my clients (a 7 year old autistic boy) played an entire song on his piano. He was very excited and his energy was infectious./p>

Has your internship influenced your career path?

My internship is a step in the right direction for my future career. I want to work in the social service industry. I hope to utilize my Sociology and Communication degrees. Being a PCA and getting established with a reputable agency is introducing me to a wide variety of options.