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Thinking About the Future Following Washington Internship

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jul 17, 2017

I just wanted to start this blog with a thank you to everyone involved with my internship because it truly was a fantastic experience. Working in D.C. was eye-opening to say the least, with so many new experiences and new information everywhere you looked.

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Topics: Academics

Seeing Positive Results from Summer Internship in DC

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jul 13, 2017

This week I worked a lot on business development. I looked into various new pieces of legislation and how they could hurt or benefit potential parties. I then looked at which companies we could talk to and try and represent. I looked in depth at their company product or service and create a list of potential points that we could help them solve. I then used the information I found to create a strategy about how to accomplish these goals and land the company as a client.

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Topics: Academics

Lunch with the Senator

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jul 10, 2017

This week I received the feedback on my telehealth strategy memo and worked to make the corrections sending in a revised draft to Jenn for further evaluation. I was also tasked with creating a PowerPoint explaining the basics of managed care organizations and various other aspects of insurance coverage for a client. I was asked by another member of the Chamber Hill Strategies team to start compiling contact data for various organizations that would benefit from knowledge coming out the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) meetings.

However, the most interesting part of the week was the event I got to attend with Jenn. 

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Topics: Academics

Getting the Experience to be Career-Ready in DC

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jul 5, 2017

This week I felt a lot more comfortable with working in Washington D.C. I have become more accustomed to the fast paced life style. In addition to the conference calls I was allowed to sit on, I got to accompany another member of the Chamber Hill Strategies firm to a few meetings with some of the staff of a Senator.

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Topics: Academics

Learning the Art of Lobbying in Washington, DC

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jun 27, 2017

Upon completing my first week as an intern at Chamber Hill Strategies, I have come to the realization that Washington D.C. is extremely up tempo when compared to basically everywhere else I have ever lived. D.C. is an information super highway: there are endless new things to learn about policy, politics, and lobbying. With that being said, I spent a good portion of this week getting brought up to speed with the help of many of my co-workers.

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Topics: Academics

Misericordia is Still Growing After 90+ Years

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on May 10, 2016

With age, comes wisdom. At times, it is even accompanied by expansion and growth. Misericordia University similarly continues to grow even after 90+ years, adding to our already robust set of program offerings.

In Fall, 2017, Misericordia will be introducing three innovative new programs: Bachelor of Health Science in Patient Navigator (also a certificate); entry level Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography; and Bachelor of Science in Medical & Health Humanities.  Each new program adds tremendous value to Misericordia's academic profile, the student experience, and to the surrounding communities.

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Topics: Academics

Home is Where the Heart is at Misericordia University

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on May 5, 2016

Four years ago, my parents and I drove through the Misericordia University arch as I sat in the back of the car surrounded by way too many clothes and pairs of shoes. Needless to say, I should’ve listened to my brother, Trevor, when he told me that I overpacked. Trevor was returning for his sophomore year at Misericordia. My heart was pounding out of my chest. I felt excited, scared, nervous, eager, and homesick all at once. It was a brand new, thrilling chapter that I was beginning in my life, and I had no idea what to expect. After I unpacked all my personal belongings into my dorm room in McHale Hall, my parents left, I wiped away my tears, pulled myself together, and began my journey at MU as a freshman in the Medical Imaging program.

  

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Topics: Academics, Student Life, Misericordia Proud

Getting the most out of online discussion boards

Posted by Guest Staff Blogger on Mar 31, 2016

Before we know it, the summer semester will be here and with it the opportunity for students at Misericordia to take summer courses online. Naturally, those taking an online course for the first time have questions. In the Center for Adult and Continuing Education, the question most often asked – “Is an online class anything like a traditional class?”

 

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Topics: Academics

Women with Children at Misericordia: A Q&A with Felicia Glover

Posted by Guest Faculty Blogger on Nov 10, 2015

Misericordia is one of eight educational institutions in the United States that offers a program to support single mothers while they pursue a degree. Communications major Felicia M. Glover is a participant in the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women With Children program, and in the following interview, she shares her story.

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Topics: Academics

Choosing a college: in retrospect

Posted by Guest Alumni Blogger on Oct 28, 2015

I cannot believe that it is almost five years since I graduated from Misericordia. It seems like yesterday I was on my east coast college hunt for the best communications program. I searched high and low – ultimately, I found the best program was waiting for me in my own backyard. I had attended Misericordia’s Communications Camp and was instantly sold. I fell in love with the small university nestled in the heart of the back mountain. Small class sizes, the liberal arts background, the diversified communications coursework and state-of-the-art facilities – what more could a young perspective communications student want?

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Topics: Academics, Alumni