Work based learning activities are one the most important supports that we provide students to not only further investigate their passions, but also to engage with industry professionals in authentic ways. Last week, we had the incredible opportunity to participate in two such events.
Craig Hospital hosted 25 MedConnect students for a CareerX Job Shadow event where students learned about the many careers in rehabilitation medicine. What makes the event so engaging is that students are able to be hands on with not only the amazing technology that allows for normal activities to continue after a brain or spinal cord injury, but also to see what a patient’s journey is like. Whether it was learning to type with your eyes, surf the internet with your voice, paint with your mouth or drive with your wrists, our students walked away from the experience with a different take on medicine.
We were also very fortunate for United Airlines to host the CareerCoach Mentoring session at the United Airlines Catering Facility at DIA. Our 14 participants were engaged with their mentors and had the chance to interview employees from a broad spectrum of jobs within the airline. Students were also given a tour of the facility to learn about what it takes and how many people are necessary to ensure that an airplane is fully stocked with food and beverages every day. It truly was a great experience by all!