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Career & Graduate School Week

Career & Graduate School Week

09/16/2019 - 8:30am to 09/19/2019 - 3:30pm

Schedule of Events

Monday, Sept 16

Workshops and information sessions to learn about building resumes, applying for jobs, and preparing for interviews. Carroll College students, please see: Handshake Events to learn more and register.

Tuesday, Sept 17

Workshops and information sessions to learn about building resumes, applying for jobs, and preparing for interviews. Carroll College students, please see: Handshake Events to learn more and register.

Wednesday, Sept 18

Carroll College Fall Career and Graduate School Fair, 9 AM - 2:30 PM, PE Center. Students, alumni, and community members will have an opportunity to approach employers to inquire about job opportunities and internships or gain information about the each organization, career field, or industry. Register here!

Thursday, Sept 19

On-campus interviews with employers/schools. We will help you coordinate and prepare for your interview!

In coordination with Alumni & Family Relations, Career Services will coordinate alumni-student mentoring information sessions and individual conversations about career entrance and progression.

Friday, Sept 20

In coordination with Alumni & Family Relations, Career Services will coordinate alumni-student mentoring information sessions and individual conversations about career entrance and progression.

Carroll Campus
Borromeo
Borromeo 114
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7:00pm
NAMI: I Am Not a Monster

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09/16/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Our fall NAMI speaker this fall is Penn State University's Cecilia McGough.  Cecilia founded Students With Schizophrenia at Penn State.  You can see her TED Talk, I Am Not a Monster on YouTube.

About Cecilia McGough

Cecilia McGough is an astronomer, activist and a writer as a Penn State Schreyer Honor College Scholar pursuing as major in Astronomy and Astrophysics.  Cecilia is the Founder and current President of Students with Schizophrenia at Penn State University.

5.1 MILLION PEOPLEWHO HAVE SCHIZOPHRENIA RIGHT NOW IN THE WORLD WILL END THEIR OWN LIVES WITH SUICIDE!

Schizophrenia is hallmarked by the following characteristics that may or may not include: hallucinations, delusions, and/or scattered thoughts.  Schizophrenia does not currently have a strong global platform, even though 1.1% of the world’s population over the age of eighteen have some form of  schizophrenia.  This is 51 million people worldwide. Yet we go mispresented. Often we are called “crazy.”  We are called “insane.” We are designated as “skitzo.” We become the plot twist at the end of a movie and a costume around Halloween time.

Even within the mental health community, schizophrenia is shied away from because it make people feel “uncomfortable.”   In one of the most referenced books written about schizophrenia, “Surviving Schizophrenia” authored by E. Fuller Torrey, M. D., the first chapter is entitled “The Inner World of Madness,” and within it, I quote:

“Schizophrenia is madness.  Those afflicted act bizarrely, say strange things, withdraw from us, and may even try to hurt us.  They are no longer the same person ---- they are mad!”

I am not “mad.”  Yes, I am frustrated because what type of unaccepting world do we live in that half of the people who have schizophrenia take measures to end their own lives through suicide at least once?  I fall into that statistic.  That is 25.5 million people taking measure to end their own lives with 5.1 million resulting in death.  This is even more shocking when you realize that the peak age to have a schizophrenic break is early adulthood, the same age range as the typical college student.  Yet, there is no organization anywhere worldwide specifically focused on empowering college students who have schizophrenia.  We need to do something about this.  Again, 5.1 million people who have schizophrenia right now will take their own lives through suicide.  Schizophrenia is not a niche topic.  The need for cognitive equality for schizophrenia is prevalent, and the time to act is now.

If a person has cancer or another physical illness and is open about their diagnosis, the community would support them.  5k runs are set up.  People wear colored ribbons at fancy events and fundraisers.  People are not afraid to write Facebook posts, tweets, and use hashtags to show support for those who have cancer.  If a person who has cancer goes to seek medicine or has a hospital stay, this is not only socially acceptable but also expected.  No one would question their decision.  It make sense – if you are sick, then getting to correct professional medical help is what you are expected to do.  However, if a person has schizophrenia is open about their diagnosis, they are more often than not shunned, feared, and questioned by society.  Just like mental health in general, a person with schizophrenia is more likely to be an abuse victim rather than the abuser.

For example, I lived in a homeless/abuse shelter for a short time during my high school career.  I personally have had four psych ward stays because I have acknowledged that I have a chemical imbalance in my head.  In the best interest for my health, I need to be in the hospital during major medicine changes.  The first antipsychotic that I was put on dropped my blood pressure dramatically.  I was unable to get out of bed.  I had a liquid coming out of my ears.  Looking back, I am very thankful that I voluntarily checked myself into a psych ward and had the professional medical team there; otherwise, I might not be here today.  No one should be afraid to seek medical treatment.

In the Fall of 2017, we decided to launch Students With Schizophrenia.  It is time to empower and UNLEASH resources to help students who have schizophrenia to complete their education, live healthy live and fulfilled lived, and have the ability and opportunity to pursue their dreams.  Student With Schizophrenia globally premiered it business model for the first time at the UNLEASH LAB 2017 in Denmark as a direct response to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Carroll Campus
Campus Center
Lower Campus Center
 
7:00pm
Medicine in Mexico Info Meeting
09/16/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Carroll will be conducting its 6th medical outreach trip to Mexico from January 6–12, 2020. Join us for a Medicine in Mexico Informational Meeting on Monday, September 16 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in Saint Charles 017.

Trip Details:

  • Sophomores, juniors & seniors encouraged to apply
  • Students interested in health care careers (especially pre-med and nursing) are encouraged to apply
  • Preference will be given to students who have some Spanish speaking ability, or are in pre-medicine, nursing, or health science.

Contact Kyle Strode kstrode@carroll.edu or Shannan Ackeret: sackeret@carroll.edu for more information.

Informational Meeting:

The trip leaders will describe the trip and the selection criteria, talk about costs and travel details, explain their expectations of participants and answer questions. The trip is led by Char and Tim McInnis, alumni of Carroll College and parents of three former Carroll students, Kerri, Megan and Colin. Char is a pediatrician and Tim is an ophthalmologist. Carroll chemistry professor, Kyle Strode, will join the group as the faculty representative.

More about the trip:

The group will travel on January 6th to Santa María del Mexicano, a Catholic orphanage and school in the rural arid highlands of central
Mexico. For the next five days, the students will assist the medical team in checking in and interviewing the patients (students, faculty and
staff at the facility), performing eye exams, conducting physicals, treating minor medical issues and administering medications. The group will spend part of the 6th day in the larger city of Querétaro before flying back to Helena on January 12th.

Carroll Campus
St. Charles
St. Charles 017
 
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