possibly relevant to your interests

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/372114443/winds-of-change-2?ref=2v1es8

Hey guys! I thought this game may be relevant to your interests possibly, so I thought I would post about it! :)

It’s a furry visual novel game with some absolutely beautiful art! It tells what looks like an awesome story. It works much like Teltale games do in that you have choices in what you can do and your choices affect the story! How cool is that? :) It will have multiple story lines and endings from the looks of it too, which is always fun. 

Click the link above to check it out if you wish! Will be reblogged again tonight for my night time people (along with the link to the new discord). :)

a concept

credence goes with newt to get a wand as is super freaked out and worried because every time he tries one of the wands, it just straight up explodes because he’s like, stupid powerful (blah blah blah adult obscuris, etc) and he thinks he’s done something wrong until ollivander has him try wandless magic. and it works. it works really well.

and that’s how they all dsicover that credence is literally so idiotically powerful that the wand isn’t a strong enough conduit.

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Tips on Surviving (And Making the Most) of Your 1st Internship

As someone who just finished their first internship in a PsyD program, I feel as though I have some tips I can pass along to other people. I interned in a psychiatric hospital, working on the Partial Hospital unit with adults who suffer with major mental illness. Prior to this, I never had any clinical experience so I had a lot of anxiety but I managed to make it through! So to all my workaholics and study warriors out there: here are my internship tips for you: 

1) Plan Ahead: 

Here’s your opportunity to do some research on where you’ll be placed and get a better idea of what you’ll be doing and the environment you’ll be in. You can also use the time leading up to your start date to get your schedule situation, figure out your transportation and commuting times, and get the contact information of the important people you’ll be interning for/with. 

2) What to bring in general. This will vary depending on the type of internship you have, but here are the things I typically found myself bringing:

  • notebook
  • planner 
  • pen/pencils/highlighters
  • gum 
  • food: lunch, snacks, and drinks (usually water and coffee) 
  • travel sized deodorant, body spray, hairbrush 
  • headphones 
  • laptop (I used it for some things I did with my clients) 

3) 1st Day Guide

  • It’s better to overdress than underdress on your first day. You’ll most likely have a better idea of the wardrobe prior to the first day, but word of thumb is to err on the side of caution. An interviewer once told me that I was the best dressed interviewee she had and that made a huge impression. So dress dapper, my darlings! 
  • Arrive early. I mostly do this because I get nervous driving to new places but it’s a good idea in general. Punctuality is very important in the professional world but you can also use the extra time to prepare, give yourself a pep talk, and get yourself excited for the new experience. 
  • Ignore your phone. Unless you use it for your work, you shouldn’t have it out. It comes off as unprofessional and people tend to see you as distracted and unenthused, especially with the negative attitudes towards younger generations and technology. 
  • Meet and introduce yourself to as many people as you can. You will prioritize and learn who the important ones are but its still good to know have some connections and make people remember who you are; you never know when it will come in handy. 
  • Ask questions. There really is no such thing as a stupid question. An internship is a stepping stone to a job and a career. It is not only your right, but your responsibility to obtain as much information as possible. Not only does asking questions show that your are enthused, committed, and present, but being inquisitive early on is sure to lower the likelihood of making mistakes in the future. But remember, mistakes are inevitable and we often end up learning the most from them. 
  • Plan to stay later than expected. I’m not saying this to scare you into thinking you’ll be a slave to your internship, but you shouldn’t scurry out as soon as that clock hits 5pm. Get a lay of the land, solidify your schedule, and use your time wisely. 

4) Tips for making the most of your experience 

  • Get into the rhythm. Don’t expect to be flying solo by day 2. It’s good to be proactive and initiate, but you also want to make sure you’re checking in with yourself and making sure you’re going at the pace that will give you what you need. At some point, you should be taking risks but no one expects you to jump headfirst off the cliff without a chute right out of the gate. 
  • Keep track of any assignments, projects, tasks, etc. Planning when you can get your work done will be incredibly helpful and important, especially if you have an internship that is very busy and time demanding. 
  • Inject yourself into the environment. If there are meetings you would like to attend, ask. If there’s a project you want to be a part of, advocate for yourself to be on it. I ended up taking a CE webinar with one of my supervisors and sat in on community therapeutic meetings each morning. My attendance was not expected and most of the staff don’t enjoy going to them, but by the end of the year i was leading the meeting and it helped not only my clinical skills but my confidence as well. So, put yourself out there and show that you came to do more than just the bare minimum. 
  • Take advantage of having supervisors. They’re professionals who have experience and you’re getting free advice, guidance, and consultation. You may not always have this opportunity in the future so you should utilize it while you can. I talked with my supervisors about a plethora of things from tips on starting an individual therapy session, writing up a psychosocial assessment, boundary issues with clients, to sometimes just talking about life. 
  • Take a few minutes to yourself each day if you can. Internships can be overwhelming and taxing, especially if you’re not getting paid for them. Even if you step outside for a few minutes, go for a walk, run out to get some coffee, or have a relaxed conversation with another intern or coworker. 
  • Keep your future and goals in mind. Even if this internship isn’t your dream job or its entirely dreadful, everything can be a learning experience. Find a way to make it relevant and interesting to you, if possible. 
  • Don’t slack off on your professionalism. Even if you have a relaxed relationship or environment at your internship, remember that you’re not officially employed and are still making your way into the field. There’s no problem with joking around and having a jovial relationship with your colleagues but don’t forget that you are there to work and make an impression. 
  • Similar to asking questions to ease concerns or gain clarification, request feedback. You’re at an internship to learn the tricks of the trade and add some tools to your professional toolbox. It shows commitment and the desire for improvement. (just try not to go too overboard and come off as a tad overwhelming). 
  • Say “Thank you.” You can/should do this throughout you internship, but its very important to do so as your internship is coming to a close and at the very end. Your supervisors and colleagues put in time and effort to help you in you next step towards a career. So that being said, show your appreciation. Have a heartfelt goodbye, write your supervisor a letter, get them a card and gift card, send a final email. Whatever is appropriate for you and your site, do it. Gratitude and connections go a long way! 

Be excited! Be enthusiastic! But your heart and soul into it! And be gentle with yourself. You’re always a beginner at some point. 

I hope this helps you all and good luck!