What did I learn from the process of updating this ePortfolio?
- At the beginning of the first semester, I felt like I would never fill up my eportfolio! Now, there is so much I was able to add and I know there are more things in the works. I think it is great to have a place to keep all my achievements and activities, but also my personality and interests. For future fieldwork supervisors, employers, and maybe even patients, it will be great to share who I am and what I have accomplished.
- I haven't really used this a ton, yet. However, I plan on sending it to future fieldwork supervisors and employers. I think it could also be helpful to have on a business card, resume, or presentations I might give. As much as it makes me cringe, I believe networking is a crucial part of advocating for yourself as a professional, but also for your profession. Online networking is important as well and the ePortfolio is a simple way to put myself out there.
- I will be participating in the MHA program, the Diabetes clinic, and hopefully many more opportunities through Pacific.
- I am very interested in doing something related to Primary Care or Coordinated Care. I am not sure exactly what or how I'll do it, but I have been talking to faculty and doing some [minor] research. As a part of the MHA program I'll do and internship and/or a research project and I am hoping to set up the projects for both degrees to build on one another.