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Life As An Intern

Hi everyone! My name is Mariah Dehn and I am the current Spring 2020 Intern for WOCA. As most of you know, we have started a new blog and are working remotely from home during this time. Since we are working from home, we are all taking turns in writing blogs of what we have been doing during this time. Today, I am going to talk about my experience as an intern so far.

I have never been an intern before, so I wasn’t completely sure what to expect from this experience. I was more of a person that has always wanted to work in a hospital setting, or work within an insurance firm. I had originally applied to intern for Aurora Sinai, but the internship coordinator had contacted me stating that she thought I would be a good fit for WOCA and encouraged me to submit my application. Since you are reading this post, I did happen to submit my application and receive the intern position. I wasn’t completely sure about the position though because the internship coordinator told me I would be working closely with marketing. I was open to new possibilities and new experiences and started a week earlier.

Within the first few weeks, after interviewing my preceptors (Ashley and Jennifer) I have grown a love for WOCA. I was an outsider looking in. For my final project for my internship, I have decided to overview the Woman to Woman Mentorship Program by interviewing one of the mentors, creating a quiz to have my classmates take and reporting the findings, and finally creating a newsletter for the final document. The purpose of doing so is to increase the student’s awareness and understanding of ovarian cancer, as well as, teach others about the Woman to Woman Mentorship program.

Since the quarantine in the middle of March, I have been working from my house in Mazomanie Wisconsin. I was already an online student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, so it hasn’t been much of a change for me.

I am used to online classes and communicating through emails, texts, and phone calls. WOCA wise, I haven’t changed much up either I still work on excel sheets or documents and share them. I do, however, miss working on completing everything for our events that we were holding this Spring. The most exciting thing I have done in the past few weeks is realizing that I had all of the ingredients to make pumpkin bread, which I did two days ago, & it turned out great! I have included the link below.

Link for pumpkin bread:

Thanks for taking the time to read my story and I hope everyone is staying healthy! Let us know what you have been doing to keep busy!

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Unknown member
Apr 17, 2020

Welcome to Mariah! I hope this comment finds you. All the other articles offered "Write a comment" but the article about you did not. But we are growing with a Blog now! As a 10 year survivor I am grateful to the work that WOCA does to unite us survivors and offer us so any ways to learn and grow. You are in good hands with Ashley and Jennifer!


Tina Teal
Tina Teal
Apr 08, 2020

Thanks for sharing the recipe!!! Good luck

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