My name is Kirsten Townsend, I am a senior at Western Carolina University. I am majoring in communication with a concentration in health communication and a minor in marketing. I love to help those who are in need, so my career goal is to work in healthcare as a sales representative. I have had the opportunity to intern at a nursing home in Morganton. I was able to shadow all of the different departments. I learned from the marketing aspect and even helped with getting the nursing homes name out to the public. I was able to learn the steps of their billing process and learned how to manage all of the resident’s Medicaid.
People often describe me as an honest, proactive, dependable, and very sociable. My father tells me “without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.” I believe I am a professional of a past generation, a generation where hard work and dedication are key to achieving the goals of any employer.