The UAlbany Intern Experience: Natalie Turner ’17

The UAlbany Intern Experience: Natalie Turner ’17


(music starts) NATALIE: So I hope to be a social worker in
the hospital field. Either that, or in the aging field. My name is Natalie Turner. And I’m a senior here at UAlbany and I work at the American
Cancer Society Hope Club and the Ellis Hospital Radiation Department. Specifically at the hospital is I talk to a lot of the patients in the waiting room,
as they wait to receive their treatment. I provide emotional support or any kind of resource
connection. Like if they need anything that the American Cancer Society can provide, such
as transportation, lodging, support groups. Things like that. I’m an aspiring social worker so all of the skills and everything I’m learning here, you
know, from anything from how to talk to people, to how to look up these resources, and make referrals,
and connect them, and connect with people. It’s all going to help me in my future career
as a social worker. All students at the School of Social Welfare are guaranteed an internship
upon a successful interview. So the school works with a whole bunch of community agencies
and organizations to set up placements for students. And then students will go and interview
there. Don’t be afraid to ask. I knew exactly where
I wanted to go, so don’t be afraid to do your own research and find out what’s available
for you, because you never know. (music ends)

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