College of Education and Rehabilitation
Department of Graduate Studies in Vision Impairment
Master’s degree program Orientation and Mobility
I'm 23 years old. I got my undergraduate degree at the University of Delaware in Human Services and Education. I'll be finished with my coursework at the end of this semester, and then I'll be going to the Carroll Center in Boston for a ten week Summer internship working with teenagers and adults.
So far I've finished up one "co-teaching" internship at the Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired. I worked with adults, and it was a great experience. I entered this field thinking I only wanted to work with children; however, my internship opened my eyes and I realized I really enjoy working with adults too.
Now I'm at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, doing my second co-teaching. I'm working with two elementary school students and two middle school students. The students are so much fun, and it is so refreshing to work with them. The most rewarding moment so far was when one of the elementary school students said "I can't believe our time is up! I can't wait until next week!"
I think the best part of the internship process is the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of settings, to learn more about the field and to learn more about yourself.
I'm excited for this Summer in Boston