And now a word from one of our Student Interns, Alleah Travis!
Hello. My name is Alleah Travis and I would like to share a little about myself. I am a former gymnast and the numerous hours I spent training instilled within me a strong sense of responsibility and dedication to a strong work ethic. I love to travel and see new places. This past year, I was given the opportunity to travel to Haiti and work with an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince. The experience was eye opening and rewarding in many ways as I witnessed firsthand some of the struggles that individuals face. In addition to traveling, I also enjoy photography and the beauty in being able to capture a moment in time. I am originally from Nixa, Missouri, a growing town south of Springfield. After graduating high school, I pursued photography and graphic design with the thought that I may one day have my own business. Ultimately my interest in the medical field led me to pursue radiology. As a radiologic technologist, I have the opportunity to help people and take some amazing images, of the human body, in the form of radiographs. Radiography offers me extensive opportunities for professional growth and the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. I plan to support my profession and MOSRT by investing time spent with students interested in the radiography field through mentorship and speaking engagements. I also plan to support MOSRT by assisting where needed, serving on a committee, and helping to raise awareness of the current legislative movements. It is an honor to be selected as the student intern and I look forward to learning more about the inner workings of MOSRT.
Student Intern Alleah Travis recently submitted the following report to the MoSRT Board of Directors regarding her trip to the ASRT Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 2016 Student Leadership Development Program in Las Vegas, Nevada was an unforgettable opportunity. Throughout the five-day span of the conference I had the chance to meet individuals directly involved with ASRT, listen to some remarkable speakers, and make new friends.
Amongst all of the incredible speakers, Cindy Parman and Cheryl DuBose presented two of my favorite lectures. Cindy spoke on “Leading (or following) Through Change” and though this topic is applicable to nearly any profession, I think it is a great reminder of what is means to be a successful leader and a purposeful follower during different seasons of change. I also thoroughly enjoyed Cheryl’s presentation on building a professional portfolio and I am eager to apply some of her tips so that I can continue growing my resume and cover letter.
Another event that I had the opportunity to attend was the welcome reception and pin exchange. It was during this event that I had the opportunity to network with individuals from across the country and make some new friends. I enjoyed trading pins, and now that I am back home, those pins serve as a reminder of the people I met.
Overall the Student Leadership Development Program and ASRT conference provided a chance to grow professionally. I witnessed first hand how the House of Delegates business meetings operate, and the number of people involved in the decision making process. It was encouraging and enlightening to see individuals from across the United States interact and exchange information regarding the bylaws that were up for discussion.
I am thankful that our profession invests time and resources into the students so that we may have these experiences. It is reassuring to have these opportunities and experiences to see that professional growth is a possibility and that there are numerous opportunities ahead.
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.