Goodbye and Good luck, Chelsea!

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” This is a quote that completely describes my internship experience here at GPP. My experience has been nothing but amazing and I am so thankful for the opportunity to have interned at GPP. Thank you everyone from GPP for such a wonderful internship experience. The knowledge, skills, and advice given to me will forever be used and cherished as I step into the world as a public health professional!

Among my internship experience, I have acquired many skills and knowledge within the public health field. I now have a better understanding of how essential it is to plan and implement programs successfully. In my original blog post I stated, “I am very excited to be interning at GPP because it will teach me more about program planning and implementation as well as allow me to be involved within the community. I am interested in learning more about substance misuse among adolescents and discovering more ways to decrease the risks and dangers associated with drugs among this population.” Over the course of my internship, I have been able to achieve these goals! Within my internship experience, I have created several program flyers, assisted with programs such as TAC, CPP, SET, and even assisted with the development of PIPP. GPP has allowed me to work towards my passion and goals of giving back to the community and promoting and protecting the health of all people. Being able to learn so much about substance misuse among teens, adolescents, and the preventive measures to address this public health issue have been very rewarding.

As my internship has come to an end, I am now a college graduate! I have received my Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education from Kennesaw State University. Although bittersweet, it feels amazing to have accomplished something I have worked so hard for. As for my future plans, I will continue my work in the field and secure a role as a public health professional. Additionally, I plan to receive my Master in Public Health as well as certifications such as CHES and eventually MCHES to develop a greater and distinguished sense of public health. With the knowledge and skills acquired from GPP, I feel grateful and optimistic for my future as I step into this remarkable field.

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