Having a Mentor and a Dad Rolled Up Into One
November is often a time when people share stories of gratitude and we think that’s great! For the next month the P.S. Blog will feature several Pearson Campus Ambassadors who are grateful for a variety of things: from family and friends to opportunities at their college. What are you grateful for?
Blake Kist is majoring in nursing at the University of Minnesota. She would like to become a Medical Device Sales Rep. Her favorite class this semester isn’t really a class, it’s her clinical rounds, working with patients in a hospital setting. Her favorite Thanksgiving Day foods are stuffing and sweet potato casserole. Here is what she’s grateful for:
This year, I am extremely grateful for my wonderful dad who has helped me achieve numerous goals. To begin, my dad is always around to help with any problems – he is a true handyman! Whether it is fixing something broken in the house or helping me understand medical terminology, he is there when needed. Furthermore, this year, I wanted to get a part-time job with a medical device company. I had been searching for quite a while, until I came across the spine division of Medtronic. My dad, having worked in spine sales his entire life, knew several people at this company. In short, he made a few phone calls and set me up with an interview with the owner. I was so thankful that he took the time out of his day to help me obtain my dream part-time job. Ultimately, I was offered the position and currently working as a Clinical Specialist. He has continued to teach me everything he knows about the spine and various procedures, aiding in my ability to perform well in my position. I am so grateful to have him in my life, as he is a valuable resource and loving father.