ONLY SEVEN SPOTS AVAILABLE!
Internship applicants for Winter/Spring 2021!
Application deadline September 5, 2020.
Applicants must have completed a practicum (or actively in the midst of their practicum) prior to this retreat.
When and Where?
June 18 – 21
What is included?
So much good content that touches on topics like-
- common app walk-through
- how to make the most of your essays
- incorporating theories/theorists
- resume and cover letter edits/support
- interview prep
- mock interviews
- group mock interviews
- review of common procedures
- how to prepare for different developmental levels
Four-day-stay at an Airbnb
Complimentary 1-hour Zoom Session
Can be used within the first 60 days following the retreat as needed once you get home and get settled a little more with your applications/interviews
A super cute, exclusive T-shirt
Okay, how much?
Two full days of retreat sessions, four days of housing, meals, custom T-shirt, and a complimentary 1-hour Zoom session to be used at your discretion.
Secure your spot with a nonrefundable $100 deposit.
Click “I’m in” below!
Why am I doing this?
I am so stinkin’ passionate about students. I have been a practicum coordinator for the past four years at our hospital. My favorite part of the year is the summertime, as that’s the only time we offer practicum placements. I love seeing the light-bulb moments; when students see what they’ve read in books and blogs come to life, in-person, with patients and families.
I started The Child Life Mentor in October of 2018 after our last practicum student finished up for the summer. I felt a deep sadness knowing I’d have to wait six whole months before I could interact and help students again.
The Child Life Mentor took off quickly – I love you guys – and I was sent students’ application materials to edit prior to meeting them over a one-hour Zoom session. During those one-hour Zoom sessions, sometimes I’d get to see those light-bulb moments but a lot of times it was a data dump. I was giving a LOT of feedback and sometimes all I was getting back was a deer-in-the-headlights who would email me later and say “I had time to process everything that you said – thank you so much! This has been so helpful!”
I really do miss those more intentional moments that I get with my practicum students, in-person, over a longer period of time. Sometimes the hour feels too short and I’m left wondering if what I gave was enough. I want you to leave feeling so secure in your application and interview skills.
That’s when I got this idea – Hey, maybe I could host a retreat? I can have those intentional relationships, see those light-bulb moments and see the back-and-forth, transfer of information and relationship building that sometimes doesn’t happen in just an hour session.
Needless to say, I’m really looking forward to meeting you all!