There are limited spots for these internships. What would this get me?
Registration and hotel costs for the AECT 2016 conference are covered along with a stipend to help with travel. In addition, during the conference I will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from leaders in instructional design, learning, and technology . Following the conference I will be paired up with one of those leaders as a mentor to help me continue to progress as I transition from PhD student to professional.
(What would it get Patrick? - a week long most expenses paid trip to Vegas to write, and write and write.)
I completed my undergraduate degree years ago, so in many ways I do not feel like your regular PhD student. In other words, it feels like I'm on a second or third career and falling behind.
I was already planning to attend this conference. The presentation I submitted was accepted, and I had already committed to helping with the 3MT Competition (See Conferences and Travel (Lisa's belated post))
This morning I received in my email inbox...
You are a recipient of a 2016 AECT Leadership Internship. You join a prestigious and small group of people who have become leaders in the field...
I was selected as one of the three Cochran Interns!
|AECT 2016 Internship Announcement|
I was so excited! And extremely grateful for this opportunity.
While my life has not always taken the expected path, I have been extremely blessed with opportunities to grow and progress in my professional life. From opportunities to further my education to kind comments from professional men and women I admire to affirmations like this award; all small indications of the Lord's hand in my life letting me know that I am where I need to be, doing what the He wants me to do.