And now a word from one of our Student Interns, Katie Bennefeld
My name is Katie Bennefeld and I am the newest intern for the Missouri Society of Radiologic Technologists. I am a second year student in radiography school at Hillyard Technical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. I grew up on a farm in Harrisonville with three other siblings and plenty of animals. I love being outside and enjoying everything that nature has to offer. I also enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures. I was recently given the opportunity to study abroad in Spain and that was an unforgettable experience that allowed me strengthen my Spanish speaking skills that I can continue to utilize in both my everyday and clinical life. Radiography is the right fit for me because there are plenty of opportunities within the field and I know that I will always be able to learn something new. I plan on supporting the MoSRT and engaging with schools across the state to keep them informed of current events. I will also help with legislative advocacy and trying to advance and elevate the profession. I am very thankful to be chosen for this position and cannot wait to get involved!
Student Intern Katie Bennefeld recently submitted the following report to the MoSRT Board of Directors regarding her trip to the ASRT Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Representing the state of Missouri at the 2017 Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting in Orlando was an incredible experience that I found very beneficial. It was an honor to be chosen to participate in the Student Leadership Development Program and I have to thank the MoSRT for giving me that opportunity. I learned about how the ASRT functions and met tons of new people from all across the country.
I know that the connections I made at this conference are invaluable and will help me in my future career path. Being able to talk to other students from different states gave me insight and allowed me to compare both success and struggles that we have encountered in our radiology programs. It was enlightening to talk with not only the delegates from my own state, but tons of other delegates from around the country. I was able to interact with people in varying departments and positions who offered advice about choosing a modality that would suit me.
Overall this experience was an amazing opportunity that offered great value. It was full of information and networking that will greatly impact my future in the radiology field and I cannot thank the MoSRT enough for giving me the chance to attend.
Student Intern Information
MoSRT 2014-2015 Student Interns Rebecca Gasper and Cody Triplett made a PowerPoint Presentation. You can click HERE to download it and learn more information about the Student Intern program.