The Speech-Language Pathology program at Misericordia is one of the finest in the nation. It’s fast-track 5-year program is perfect for the student looking to get out into the field as soon as possible. The program also takes the stress out of applying for graduate school. Classes start almost right away, so you don’t have to worry about finishing your core classes before you actually start your major. The classwork can get overwhelming, but if you take a step back to breathe and stay on top of your work, you’ll do just fine.
On behalf of our athletic department I would like to welcome you to the exciting world of Misericordia University Athletics! During our 25+ years as a member of the NCAA Division III, ECAC, former Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, and currently the MAC & MAC Freedom conferences we have enjoyed tremendous athletic and academic success. Our athletic program aligns with the mission of the university as we strive to assist in the development our student athletes as people, students, and competitive athletes. You will find Misericordia student athletes engaged as prominent leaders on our campus, including football student athletes that have held the office of vice president and president of our Student Government Association.
If you told me my first-year in college that I was going to graduate school, I would have laughed at you and say, “Oh sure!” Fast forward three-and-a-half years later, I’m laughing at myself.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.