Thursday, March 30|Stories

Undergraduate Interns: Processing Change and Transition

Through my junior year, I was having a difficult time with trusting God when it came to my future and what God was calling me to do.


I loved being a part of Flood Kids team as a volunteer and I wanted to be more involved with the church, so I figured that the Undergraduate Internship would be a great way to do that.

A huge theme of my internship was transition. I would describe myself as someone who doesn’t like change because it makes me feel out of control.

I think God definitely used this internship to work on how I trust and view God in my life, especially as a look ahead to the future.


I’m graduating from UCSD in June, moving back to Orange County to pursue a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology, and talking about engagement with my boyfriend.

During the transition at the East County Campus, Linsey Wildey told me that: “Change is the external event; something happens. Transition is the process that your heart and mind go through during and as a result of the change.”

The internship has confirmed my desire to work with kids in some capacity.

But more importantly, this internship has given me a clearer view of how to process change and transition in a healthy way, which was something that I definitely needed.


I came into this internship not really knowing what to expect. I have seen God grow me in so many ways this year, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a Flood intern. The experiences and the community have been incredible, and I couldn’t ask for a better way to spend my last year here in San Diego and with Flood.


About the Author:
Carolin Carruth is a Cognitive Science major at UCSD, is slightly obsessed with dogs, and of all of the jelly beans in this world, will only eat red ones. As stated in her post, Carolin is planning to move back home after graduation this June to pursue a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology.

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