With all that has been going on lately, I think it’s only right that I finally have some good news to share!

Yesterday, I went to a local hospital, and interviewed for a Patient Care Technician training position.

This might not seem like a lot, but to me, this marks the first step in my journey away from Software Engineering (at least, the first step outside of academics). If given this opportunity, it will be my first paid position within healthcare, and definitely the most hands-on position I could ask for at this point in my career!

When I arrived at the hospital, I waited in the lobby, which was a beautiful, modern, area. I instantly fell in love with the place. When my interview time came, one of the nursing managers came to the lobby, greeted me, and took me back to the conference room where they were conducting interviews.

The interview itself was pretty straightforward. “Tell me about yourself”. “Why are you interested in this position?”. “What would make you a good Patient Care Technician?”, and so on. I also spoke pretty extensively about my experience in software development. Not really because it was relevant, but because it is the only thing I’ve known for the last decade, and I felt being able to at least attempt to relate what I’ve been doing, with what I would like to be doing, would maybe earn me some points.

Additionally, the cherry on top was that the nurse manager who conducted my interview, was from the Neuro/Med unit of the hospital. And being a neuroscience undergrad, with a love for all things neuro, this excited me. Prior to the interview, I was unaware that the hospital even had a specific Neuro unit (actually, they have two! Neuro/Med and Neuro Trauma ICU!). I told her about my passion for neuro and expressed interest in being on her unit. This seemed to please her, which is a plus.

I am hoping to hear back soon, and would love for it to be good news. <3

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