+ Stories About Career Impact +
“One of my motivations for going abroad was to expand my knowledge on therapy by volunteering at a horse therapy site. One of my goals is to become an occupational therapist and therefore, I really wanted that placement. Luckily, I was given that placement and I learned so much more about therapy than I expected. I learned about the government's role in providing therapy and how to give therapy, but I also learned about how much could get done with limited resources. I learned about compassion and patience, but most of all I learned about the difference that an individual could make in a child’s life regardless of their situation by just simply having a conversation with them. Talking to the children and hearing their stories, which involved a lot of difficulties and trauma, made me realize that we all have difficulties in our lives but regardless there are still people out there wanting to help no matter how big or small the situation may be. This in turn has motivated me so much more and has strengthened my desire to become an occupational therapist.”
"My motivation for going abroad, congruent with my motivation for life, was to learn as much as possible to become a better actor. Obviously, London is the home to Shakespeare, and I knew that my next step in becoming a better performer was to learn how to handle classical text. And what better place to learn that than from experts on one of the best poets of all time? Our professors abroad were superb and I constantly felt inspired to be a better performer and better artist simply from being around that atmosphere at the Globe Theater."
"Furthermore, the program itself has only further motivated me to pursue my interest in global health. After getting to know the people in the village we saw every day and visiting the school children, clinic volunteers, and bedridden patients, it has encouraged me to want to help these people and those who live similar lives around the world. Each and every person deserves access to quality healthcare, and I hope that I can one day contribute to the efforts being made to solve the problems that are preventing it. I can’t wait to use all that I learned about global health in my future public health classes and service initiatives when I get back to campus. The perspectives I have gained have provided me with a new outlook on how to address some of the worldwide health concerns that we try to solve each and every day."
“As a Health Administration Masters Candidate, the trip was an excellent learning experience to learn about healthcare delivery through close observation of healthcare faculty and professionals in a global setting. Being that I was not a nurse, there was something for me to do and be a part of. I was able to make administration rounds around the clinics. The highlight of my trip was one of the clinical days where I was able to watch a woman give birth. I was by her bedside rubbing her back and encouraging her during her labor. Spending 3-4 hours daily in a clinical setting has really opened up my eyes to the clinical side of healthcare.”
"Studying at the United Nations Study Program has been one of the most fulfilling experiences I have had at Rutgers. Originally, my motivation to study in the United Nations program was to gain exposure to the international order as I am involved in model UN at Rutgers, and wished to expand my perspective in this area further. I wished to attend United Nations briefings, interact with highly trained professionals in the field of international relations and diplomacy, and gain a well rounded introductory experience to the workings of the United Nations. Through the United Nations program, I was able to achieve these goals and more.”