Don’t Miss Your Shot: Prepare an Elevator Pitch

“If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?” – Eminem These words couldn’t be more representative of the importance of an elevator pitch. You never know when you’ll unexpectedly find yourself in the presence of someone who holds an amazing—perhaps once-in-a-lifetime—opportunity for you. This may be your ‘one…

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Finding Internships, Externships, and Clinical Fellowships

Ready to take the next step in your career? Whether you want to gain experience or complete your externship or clinical fellowship (CF) requirement, it’s essential to have a plan. What Kind of Opportunity Do You Want? Knowing what you want will help you focus your search and quickly communicate what you’re looking for to people who could help. Answer the following questions: What patient…

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Understanding Our Patients’ Perspectives: My Mom’s Experience

Although my mom wasn’t diagnosed with hearing loss until her early thirties, she’d always experienced some hearing difficulties. After recovering from ear surgery at a young age and multiple ear infections throughout her childhood, she was no stranger to ENTs. However, getting an ear infection as an adult—an infection that ultimately led to her hearing loss diagnosis—wasn’t something she expected. As a future audiologist, it’s…

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From Changing Camera Lenses to Changing Careers

One of the biggest questions we get as children is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I always had an answer for the adults who asked me, but I never truly knew. I used to say “veterinarian,” but it never stuck. When I went to high school, I found I had a passion for TV production. I decided I wanted to…

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