Participating in Camp Lloyd has helped me grow as a person. Throughout my internhip, I felt like I really found my place at UWGB and have greatly enjoyed working with the children as well as the Human Development students, faculty, and staff. My favorite parts about Camp Lloyd were getting to know other people that had similar views and interests as myself and also gaining valuable experience working with grieving children ages 7-14.
Being involved in Camp Lloyd really opened my eyes to how people, especially children, cope and communicate to others about the loss of their loved one. Throughout this internship, I was able to share happy memories such as kayaking and paddle boarding with my buddies, but also help them cope and feel comfort when discussing their loss within the healing circle. This experience has forever changed my life and I am extremely happy and proud to say that I was a part of the Camp Lloyd experience. I highly encourage other students to participate in this Camp Lloyd internship, coming this Spring/Summer semester of 2016.
What do we mean by award-winning? In one week, Professor Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges won the Founders Award for Teaching, Professor Denise Bartell won the Founders Award for Institutional Development, Professor Stacie Christian won the Dr. P. B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People, and Professor Illene Cupit received the Rosenberg Professorship.
And that’s just one week. Just think of spending 4 years with these fabulous folks.
We have 2 new scholarships available to Human Development majors, bringing the total to 4.
The Leanne and Michael Haddad Annual Scholarship is for students with financial need.
The KaNisha Flemming Memorial Scholarship is for students who have been affected by cancer (either their own experience or that of a loved one).
To read more about all of our scholarships and download the application forms, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/human-development/scholarships/scholarships/
We’ve decided to try out a new advising model based on feedback from our advising survey last semester.
If you’re a new declaree, you’ll be allowed to choose your own advisor when you declare your Human Development major or minor (instead of being assigned based on your last name). If you’re not sure who to choose, you can read over the faculty websites and pick based on area interests, classes they teach, etc*. If you’re still not sure, the online predeclaration form will randomly choose an advisor for you.
If you’ve already declared your Human Development major/minor, you can decide to switch your advisor. If you’re interested in switching, you should email the faculty member who you would like to have as your advisor* and tell them who your previously assigned advisor was.
Your advisor is a great resource about major/minor requirements, gen eds, classes, independent study options, grad school, careers, and more! We hope this new model will allow you to optimize your experiences here at UW-Green Bay.
*Note that only some faculty may be accepting new advisees.
Ashley Schueller (’14) answers some questions about her afterschool program internship sponsored by Dr. Jenell Holstead.
1. What internship are you doing?
I am interning at Eisenhower Elementary school through the YMCA.
2. What kinds of things do you get to do for your internship?
I work with third graders and we do a few different things. We first do a power zone that gets the kids moving. I personally like to get involved as much as I can during power zone because I have found that the kids are more active if I am involved. We then eat dinner, which is one of my favorite times of the day because I am able to talk to the children and ask them questions about their life and what’s new with them. I believe that building a relationship with them is crucial to seeing them succeed and I want that for all of them. We also work on homework, reading, and generally do a fun activity that involves learning, such as a craft or thinking activity. At the end of the night we have free choice where I sit with the kids and color, play games, jump rope, or play basketball while they wait for their parents to arrive.
3. How do you think your internship relates to what you have learned in your classes?
It relates to many things I have learned because I am working with children that come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. Each child is unique and different in their own way and each one presents you with the challenge to understand them for who they are. You can react to one child a certain way, but that doesn’t work for all of them. The classes prepare you for what you will see, but the internship gives you the situations in which you apply that knowledge.
4. What advice would you give to a student who’s never done an internship before?
I would recommend applying for an internship that is relatable to what you plan to do after graduation. If you are doing an internship where you are not getting valuable experience, find one that will allow you to get the experience you need. Internships can be overwhelming at times but you walk away knowing so much more than you thought you would. I have learned a lot about personalities working with this group of kids. They throw something new at you every day which only prepares you for your future. Sometimes it’s tough to get through the day, but as you walk away you realize, “hey, I just learned how to handle a situation like that if I ever encounter that again.” I love my internship because it gives me the hands on experience I need to succeed in my future career.
Are you interested in doing an internship? Click here for more information or ask your adviser.
Congrats to Kaelee Heideman, recipient of the 2014-15 Bonnie M. and Fergus P. Hughes scholarship! For more info on Human Development scholarships, check out http://www.uwgb.edu/human-development/scholarships/scholarships/