Kiera Forstell

ForstellKiera Forstell

Employer | Day Kimball Healthcare/ Family Advocacy Center of Putnam, CT

Major | Psychology

Expected Graduation Date | May 2017

Since Kiera is a Psychology major she has known that she wants to eventually become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Therefore when she found this internship with Day Kimball Hospital she knew it would be a good foot in the door to her future career goals.

At Kiera’s internship, her roles consist of shadowing home visits to further educate new parents and sitting in on human trafficking meetings at DCF for Windham County. Kiera is also currently working on multiple projects for Day Kimball Hospital to help promote awareness for various types of healthcare.

What Kiera enjoys the most about her internship is the fact that there is never a dull day. “Every day there is a new article to read, meeting to sit in on or topic to discuss,” she said. When asked what she hopes to learn from this internship her response was, “I hope to learn about the different processes and people involved with each topic listed above and what the steps are required to decrease the amount of fatalities and increase awareness”.

Kiera’s advice to other college students trying to find an internship is to go to all of the internship meetings. She also said to talk to your professors so they can help you find an internship that has to revolve around your major.