A Day in the Life: Mykaela

I will have been interning at MBRC for about a month soon and while I have experienced many things. I have been able to attend work meetings, case management meetings, go out recruiting for the agency, shadowing, and have been able to learn more about what being a case manager is all about. Being able to intern at MBRC has been amazing and soon I will be given my own client list to take care of through my last two to three months. So far my time here has been extremely beneficial to learning about my future careers and if case management is something I may want to look into.

I wake up and turn off my alarm clocks. Get up and get ready for the gym. I will also pack my lunch and prepare my work clothes for when I come back.

5:00 am – I make it to the gym. While at the gym depending on the day it is I will either work on cardio, weights, or both. This morning I stuck with cardio. My cardio routine includes; stair stepper, treadmill, and running the track. No matter what day it is my workouts always begins and ends with jumping jacks, crunches, push-ups, squats and lunges.
5:55 am – I will be finishing up my workout and walk the track one time around for my cool down period.

6 am – I walk back to my dorm room from the campus gym.
6:15 am – I will take a short ten-minute shower to wash the sweat from my workout off.
6:25 am – Get dressed, brush hair and either put it up or leave it down depending on my day, brush teeth and gather up everything I will need for the day.
6:40 am – Eat breakfast and relax for about 15 to 20 minutes.
7 am – Grab my work bag and lunch bag and walk out to my car to go to work. I will usually arrive at MBRC around 7:40 or 7:45. At that time I will sit and relax in my car until 7:58 am, and then will walk into MBRC to get my day started.

8 am – I will go to my office and place all my bags down. Sit at my desk and log into the computer. Once I am logged on the computer I will check emails from both MBRC and my school.
8:15 am – I walk over to my supervisor’s office and discuss with her plans for the day. There may be meetings to attend, maybe going to recruit, may shadow a case manager, or may have a day where I just sit at my computer and complete homework, blogs, or online training. Depending on which activity happens depends on rest of my day. I go along with one of the above activities until lunch time.

Noon – Lunchtime! At this time I will either go out to my car or go get something for lunch or eat in my office. When I go get my lunch I like to eat in my car after I get food and just take a little while to relax. When I bring my lunch which is the majority of the time, I will close my office door and listen to music while eating to relax.

1 pm – I go to my supervisor’s office and we discuss something else I could do for the rest of the day. At this point in my internship, I will usually be shadowing people throughout the day. If that is the case I wait until one of the case managers is going on a home visit and I will come along with them.

5 pm – End of the work day! At this time everyone in the office quickly will leave and go home. Around 4:58 pm I will begin packing up my things and cleaning my desk area in preparation to leave. Once five hits it’s time to home.

6 pm – Depending on how I feel when I arrive home really determines what I am doing that night. Most nights I get home at six, park my car, walk to my dorm room, and unpack lunch. When I am done with that I will figure out if I need to do a load of laundry or not. I normally clean up my room a little bit from this morning when I tried to find clothes.

6:30 pm – I walk up to the UC dining hall on campus and grab some dinner. I could get the following items for dinner; Papa Johns, Subway, Panda Express, sushi, salads, hamburgers, hot wings, or nachos. Whenever I decide what is for dinner I grab a bottle of water and check out. Then I walk back to my dorm room.

6:50 pm – I sit down at my desk and eat dinner.

7:15 or 7:20 pm – I check my calendar to make sure nothing is due for class. I will do some homework for about 30minutes before getting ready for bed.

7:50 pm – I get my night clothes on, brush my teeth, wash my face, and climb into bed. I will watch a little bit of television on my cell phone before falling asleep around 8:30 pm.

8:30 pm – Fast asleep.

That is what my daily life looks like. I have changed my sleeping schedule around since interning here and because of it, I feel more productive throughout my day. MBRC has already given me great experience in my future field of work. I am excited and nervous about gaining my own client load and going out on home visits by myself. I am very grateful for all MBRC has done for me. Cannot wait to see what happens next in the remaining three months of my internship.

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