Continuing on from the theme of yesterday, which was focused around my degree and academic goals, I thought it would be the perfect time go reflect on the last year, which involved so much professional and personal growth whilst working as an assistant psychologist.
I never knew I would get this opportunity and in hindsight much of who I am as a person is because of every single day I was working.
Day 8: My Experience in a Year in Industry
The past year has definitely been one of the most changing, and yes as cliche as that sounds, it really was in so many ways. This time last year I started working in mental health on a multi-disciplinary team with a psychologist who was supervising me and supporting me every step of the way.
On the first week I barely spoke to anyone aside from exchanging pleasantries, and one week before I left I gave a presentation in front of so many people on the progress of paperwork.
It took me an entire year to become comfortable and carry out my own psychological work, but I got there in the end. Despite my anxieties everything turned out so much better than expected, not only did I walk away with a wealth of experience, colleagues I can wholeheartedly call friends, but a sense of who I am, the places I’ve been and the hearts I’ve touched.
I know not everyone has the best experiences at work, and my experience is uniquely my own, but I would advise you to the make the most of what you have to talk to people if you’re struggling, to expand your knowledge and experience base. I did and I have absolutely no regrets, aside from wishing I had more than a year to work there.
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