“If you’re like me and interviews give you anxiety, I HIGHLY recommend the Child Life Mentor! At the beginning of 2020, I was applying for my 4th round of internship applications and knew I needed extra help developing my interview skills. Jessica gave me a mock interview and asked questions that many hospitals asked (not exactly the same, but very similar). She gave me valuable suggestions on how to reword and make my answers concise. Since COVID interfered with that round of applications, I kept practicing what she taught me. By my 5th round, I secured an internship and was an alternate candidate for multiple hospitals. Jessica has an abundance of child life knowledge, is the sweetest person on earth, and has a huge passion for helping students throughout their child life journey. Jessica, THANK YOU SO MUCH for EVERYTHING you do!”

I was initially hesitant to book a session with Jess (and in full transparency remained that way for the first 5 minutes of our session together), but this woman knows what she is doing! Jess was able to help me tweak and refine small but important components of my interview, while also giving me guidance in others areas that would support me in better selling myself. In addition to these *important* parts of an interview/the application process, Jess did a wonderful job of boosting my confidence and giving me the pep talk I needed. I met her for only one session following my first unsuccessful round of applying and after I had just submitted applications for my second round. I was able to land 6 offers (out of 7 final interviews) and know that Jess certainly had something to do with it!”

“I booked an internship interview session with Jessica— she was extremely organized and professional and gave very specific and helpful feedback both about areas she thought were my strengths and ways to improve. I definitely felt more confident and sure of my abilities after our session! She is just as warm and smart as you’d expect and I knew I was in good hands! Jessica doesn’t just love helping students but she is a practicum supervisor to students and is able to speak from experience while offering advice.”

The interview prep was incredibly useful to prepare with someone who knows exactly what “child life buzz words” advisors are looking for, how to seamlessly incorporate development, and simply be confident in your experiences! She’s kind, intelligent, and SUCH an affordable resource for students! I could not recommend her services more!”

“I am so thankful for Jessica! I booked a practicum interview session with her to boost my confidence and gain insight on how I can improve my interviewing skills. My next round of interviews after, I was able to land a practicum! …I utilized the advice and skills I gained from my previous practicum interview session with Jessica to help guide me through internship interviews. I was able to land an internship on my first round of applying! I definitely recommend Jessica. Not only is she helpful and knowledgeable, but she cares for the students she helps and has a warm presence. She also helps you think critically and highlights areas in which you can stand out! Thank you Jessica!”

“She did a phenomenal job helping me perfect my interview skills, tailoring my unique qualifications and experiences to what hospitals look for. Her heart for students and genuine desire for my success meant (and means) the world to me. In an ultra competitive field such as Child Life, having someone like The Child Life Mentor in your corner makes all the difference. I could not recommend Jessica enough!”

“Jessica is amazing! She helped me so much with interview prep for internships and helped me see the process from the perspective of the hospital as well. I am so thankful for her expertise and am so excited to be an intern in the fall!! Her guidance made a huge difference.

“I am so thankful for The Child Life Mentor! She is so kind, caring, and made me feel so comfortable asking any questions I had and during the entire process. I truly felt prepared for the… interview process, and so supported by Jessica.”

“Jessica is awesome. She is such a pleasant person to work with and gave such valuable feedback when… doing mock interviews with me. It really helped me to feel prepared/confident and to land an internship. It is tough pursuing this field so I was very thankful that I found a mentor like her who was so encouraging. I think every child life student should complete a mock interview with her, not only for the great feedback but also because it was a great way to get the initial jitters out before a real interview.”

“I hands down, 100% and whole heartedly recommend Jessica! I never knew how much I needed her until I had her. There are many things that I love about Jessica. For starters her work and mentorship is AMAZING. The pride and joy that Jessica puts into working with students is beyond many mentors I have worked with on my own child life journey. Her passion to help students shows greatly and you will NOT be disappointed. Jessica is also VERY personable. She shares some personal insight and makes you feel like you are in this together. In no way does she allow you to feel defeated with all of her knowledge. Instead, she FILLS you with CONFIDENCE. I never knew how much greatness I could achieve before I had Jessica’s kind encouragement. She always knows just what to say, how to say it, and when to say it. I also had the opportunity of joining Jessica at her first ever Child Life Wild Life Retreat, and let me tell you, Jessica is amazing inside and out. Everything she was in person is the same as who she is online. Her services are everything you NEED and should be what you WANT. She is also a great asset outside of her services for many, many, MANY resources and other very helpful knowledge. Please don’t mess this up, go with Jess.”

“Earlier this year, Jessica helped me prepare for my first child life practicum interview. She helped me land one on my first try! That was my one goal for my internship applications, to have just one offer after my first round of applying. When I saw she would have a summer retreat to help prepare us for the internship process, I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I knew I had to use any resources she offered if I was going to meet my goal. I would have never expected to gain all I did from this experience. She entirely transformed me as an applicant, she found strengths I hadn’t even seen in myself and helped me highlight them, she gave me the confidence I could only dream of exuding as a first time applicant. Jessica truly prepared me for everything the application process brought my way. All I needed was one offer-this week, I received NINE offers as a first time applicant! Never in my life would I have even dreamed of this, and never would I have been able to accomplish it without her. She became my mentor, friend, and number one cheerleader throughout this process. I don’t think she’ll ever understand just how much she changed my life for the better, and made me an all around more confident person. There are not enough words to explain just how much I would recommend her to anyone!”

“I highly recommend Jessica! I did a mock interview with her, and now I feel more prepared and know exactly what I need to work on. She was extremely kind and helpful when providing feedback. I am thankful I found her services, and I’m no longer nervous about the interview process. Thanks a million!”

“I highly recommend working with Ms.Lewin as you apply for your child life internship. She is by far one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She gave me professional and detailed feedback…to enhance my own confidence in preparation for interviews. I was successful in securing an internship placement, and Ms.Lewin’s expertise made all the difference.”

“Anyone in the field of child life knows how difficult it is to make yourself stand out and secure a placement for internships and practicum. Enter, Jessica, aka The Child Life Mentor. Her vast clinical experience and passion for helping students shines through from the minute you meet her. Through our mock interview sessions, she helped me become more comfortable and confident in my skills and experiences. After working with her I was able to feel confident when the interview process began and well prepared for all types of questions. I am eternally grateful for her help securing my internship on the first try! Highly recommend her for anyone looking to set them self up for success as a child life student!”

“During my session with Ms. Lewin, I was able to practice my interview skills and build my confidence. She asked questions that set me up for success during my internship interviews. Her verbal and written feedback was super helpful, and her warm personality helped me feel comfortable when I had questions. She gave me honest, valuable, and tangible feedback that helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses. When I had questions even after our session, she quickly responded to my messages.
I highly recommend The Child Life Mentor.”

“I can not recommend Jessica enough! I was heartbroken and ready to give up after not receiving an internship offer after multiple application cycles. Jessica turned it all around!! From day one to offer week, I knew Jessica was in my corner…She helped me clearly lay out my experience, talents, and skills to secure interviews and coached me through mock interview questions. She is the cheerleader we all need!”

“It was a pleasure to work with Ms. Lewin. During my session, I received valuable feedback that helped my performance in my live interviews. Without this prep session I would have lacked confidence in my interviews. She taught me how to be ME when answering questions. I highly suggest investing in The Child Life Mentor to perfect interview skills. I was able to secure an internship during my first round of applications after working with her.”

“I cannot begin to express how much of an impact Jessica made in my child life journey. She provided professional advice regarding an additional experience that would make me a better candidate and she helped me with interview preparations. I felt like a new, polished, and confident applicant once I incorporated her feedback. She is such a sweetheart and you truly feel like you have a cheerleader/ mentor in your pocket, which is so helpful and comforting when navigating the child life educational process. I would not have landed my internship without her. She has great attention to detail and will definitely help you improve, revise, and perfect whatever it is you are working on. She offers insightful advice because she is a CCLS and has been on practicum interviewer panel so she understands and knows what child life professionals are looking for. 10/10 would recommend and meet with her again. I honestly am gonna miss her now that I have landed my internship. She’s the absolute best!!!!!”

“Jessica is full of knowledge and helped me secure not only one offer but three offers my third time applying! She is very straightforward and honest which is what I needed. If you have the money, definitely invest in the interview prep because she asks plenty of questions and it is a nice variety. She was able to pinpoint bad habits of mine and helped me to be very aware in actual interviews and she gave great tips on things I should say.
Go for it!”

– Becky

“Her communication, knowledge, and sweetness gave me immediate peace. Jessica is articulate, direct, and professional with her feedback and has your best interest in mind. I came into the process feeling like I was just piecing things together and hoping for the best, and after Jessica helping me straighten out my application and other forms, I felt like I had it together. She goes above and beyond and deserves an award. So much love for her work and care into the child life community.”

“Jessica is the best! She truly embodies the perfect mentor. She’s genuine and really has your best in mind. The platform that this organization and that Jessica has is definitely one of the best mentoring opportunities you can get!!! If you’re hesitating on signing up, trust me, it’s so worth it!”

“This journey through child life has not been an easy one and we all know it’s very competitive! However, with Jessica, she gave me the confidence I needed to continue this career path. Without her, I feel I wouldn’t have the confidence I have. She is amazing to work with and I trust her 100% with any fears or nerves I have! I feel so honored and blessed to be her mentee and look forward to the upcoming sessions I have with her. If anyone was to ask about Jessica’s services, I would 100% recommend her!”

“Jessica is the epitome of a mentor! She immediately made me feel safe and able to trust her with my worries or fears. She was able to quickly pick out my strengths and help me feel more confident…”
– Shanice

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jessica. Completing a mock interview with immediate feedback helped me get my nerves out. She also helped me highlight my strengths and word my weaknesses in a positive light. Jessica was there through the entire process and celebrated my accomplishments and helped encourage me through my disappointments. Without her help and encouragement, I can honestly say I wouldn’t have been offered the internship I received at my number one location. No matter where you are in your child life journey, Jessica is an invaluable resource and a wonderful cheerleader.
– Allison

“Jessica has such a welcoming and supportive personality. She is eager to help and support in any way she can…Talking with her about why I want to be a child life specialist and how I found out about the profession helped me figure out how to effectively express my thoughts both verbally and in written form. It also helped me see the things I should point out to help me stand out.”

“Jessica is amazing! She helped prepare me for internship interviews and took the time to explain a variety of procedures that I did not see during my practicum experience. I will definitely be making another appointment to meet with her again”

“Jessica was fabulous! She took the time to help me with interview questions, which made me feel more comfortable when interview day arrived. I look forward to using her again!”
– Lauren

I absolutely love Jessica!! She is really the best. Very helpful, supportive and caring. She loves her job as a Certified Child Life Specialist and helping students achieve their dreams of becoming one. She is open and honest and gives amazing feedback and suggestions…I can truly see her as a big sister who has your best interest in mind. The Child Life Mentor is a great program with affordable prices. I recommend her a thousand times over!!!
– Laila

“Jessica is a sweetheart. She’s so easy to work with and helps to give each person confidence as we navigate this process. She is an outstanding mentor and is always honest and helpful. As we all know this process can be overwhelming, so having her there
as a guide personally helped me to stay focused and made me feel more confident as an applicant.”

“You weren’t The Child Life Mentor when I was beginning my journey. But you still helped me through some of the most difficult challenges in my life, and continue to help mold me into the great CCLS I am hoping to be. I would not have come close to achieving what I have without your guidance, feedback, and encouragement! You have a gift with students and were, for sure, meant to be a mentor.” 
-Sarah, past practicum student

“As one of Jessica’s past practicum students, I can say that she is phenomenal. She has such great individualized feedback to offer students and was truly an invaluable resource while I recently went through the internship application process. I received offers from 6 hospitals and I can wholeheartedly say that her mentorship played a huge role in that!” 
-Symone, past practicum student

To sign up for your first session click here or send an email to childlifewildlife@gmail.com to ask any questions prior to booking.