I don't mean to whine (it's a guy thing!), but with a current nursing GPA of 3.14, the 700 apps for <150 summer intern jobs just seems so dismal. The only positive factor I have going for me is my extracurricular work over the years. Forgive me for listing them, but I just need your opinion of how I "weigh in" - in the end, that GPA is my dark shadow looming over me.
I have worked in the health care field for about a year, but only as a transfer aide and filling in for the HUC. Otherwise, I've been a night manager for my family business for the past 10 years. Oh, I'm a junior working on my BSN and am 28 yrs old. My sister and brother-in-law work as RN's for Mayo (not that it helps).
Forest Lake Rotary
Feed My Starving Children Volunteer
AmeriCorps Promise Fellow
Franciscan Brothers of Peace - distributing food to the poor
Volunteer for local Youth Service Bureau - created a mentorship program
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Mentor
Board of Directors for local theater company
Board of Directors & Co-Founder of New Life Community Center (orphanage) in Kenya, Africa
Historian for my hometown
Volunteer at Children's Hospital of St. Paul
(Below is what I'm currently doing in nursing school)
Student Clinical Representative
Junior Nursing Student Mentor