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The main goal at the IRC is to make our clients self-sufficient. In my department, Intensive Case Management, self-sufficiency is not only our end goal but what we strive to see in our clients every time we are in contact with them. However, this goal is very hard to achieve because many of our clients […]

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After several months of going through the tedious process of “networking”, out of frustration I google searched internships in northern New Jersey. I felt helpless on every side in terms of trying to obtain an internship by using the resources and individuals available to me. To be honest I cried while I was making my […]

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My ‘real world’ schedule contains a lot of free time, similar to my schedule on campus as a student. However, depending on your lifestyle you may feel that the ‘real world’ schedule is more freeing to do things at the time you want and less stressful. Please note that these are my observations and stating […]

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Every setting has a dress code – whether we like to acknowledge it or not. Dress codes are not bad. However, dress codes can pose us problems if they do not align with what we deem as convenient or fair. While it is not always easy to abide by rules set in place, dress codes […]

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Come to work on time. Greet the people in the office as you come in. Saying “Good morning.” is a respectful way to address people in the office and also a great way to star your day. If you happen to be running late let your boss know. Communicate via email, phone, or text – […]

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As an Intensive Case Management (ICM) Intern at the International Rescue Committee, a refugee resettlement agency, I have learned that the training is intense. I spent one official day receiving training with all the other interns who were starting their positions for the summer. My first three official days of work was a boot camp […]

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