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Mind Mapping and Career Exploration

The past week I have been working on the final steps to organizing the Equine Center Ceremony. I also stopped by UVM Career Services, a free service offered to UVM students, by suggestion of our internship advisors. On my first meeting, I took the Myers-Briggs personality test; a test designed to tell you what your preferences are, your best features, and where your flaws may lie. The career advisor and I determined I was type ENFJ: extroversion, intuition, feeling and judging. The test then provides in depth descriptions of each type. The tagline for my 'type'?

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Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

Organization and Time Management

I believe the greatest skills I am acquiring from this internship thus far are organization and time management. Working two labor jobs on top of this internship has proven challenging; physically and mentally. Thankfully, I have been able to keep track of my to do lists and use my resources, including my iPhone and Basecamp, a project management software, to organize myself.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

University Heights Revisited and Solar Thermal

I have had a busy two weeks revisiting some areas of campus for photovoltaic reports as well as continuing my work with the Equine Center interviews. However, the majority of my time has been spent researching solar thermal technologies in preparation for our upcoming campus wide feasibility analysis with respect to that technology. Both the Equine Center installation and the campus wide feasibility study are progressing smoothly as we approach the half way mark of the project.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Jack Lehrecke '12, CEF Summer Intern

Output Calculations and Report Writing

PV roof example

Over the last two weeks I have spent my time finishing the fieldwork with the on-site surveys for the PV feasibility study. We have moved on from visiting the various locations to calculating the specifics of each possible installation and writing up formal summaries for each promising facility. Additionally, I have been extensively researching the various incentives offered by Vermont for solar installations and exploring the necessary requirements for each of our proposed installations to be applicable for the state programs.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Jack Lehrecke '12, CEF Summer Intern

Event Planning and Research

During the past two weeks I have given the Equine Center opening ceremony the majority of my attention. This has included meeting with Jeff Wakefield, associate director of University Communications, who brought his experienced insights to the meeting. We discussed the guest list, the potential date and time for the event, our guest speakers, what we would need, etc; everything that needs to be finalized, the actual “planning” of the event.

Program: 
Clean Energy Fund

by Kierstin Wall '13, CEF Summer Outreach Intern

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