Steward Initial Adjustment Report – View

Hollie Guyton

User IDhollieguyton
NameHollie Guyton
Host and/or Supervisor NameNarendra Varma
I am satisfied with my placement site5
I am starting to meet training objectives5
I am learning new skills4
Building on my existing skills5
I am clear about my responsibilities as a Steward5
I am clear about my J-1 visa obligations5
I am clear about contacting MESA first if I need to use my medical insurance5
I am clear about the reports I send MESA3
i am happy with my living situation5
I am receiving the stipend I agreed to5
I am training the hours I expected5
I am not having problems with my English5
I am not feeling homesick!3
Meets all my expectations5
Had a good arrival and/or Skype orientation5
Answers my questions clearly5
Is giving me the help I need to get started5
Is well organized5
Administers a high quality program5
Understands his/her role as a Host5
Understands why I came to the USA5
Knows my personal training objectives4
Gaves me a good orientation for my placement5
Gives me a good introduction to other interns/staff/employees5
Clearly explained my training schedule5
Is a good trainer/mentor5
Involves me in a diversity of activities5
Gives me responsibility5
Respects my opinion5
Has good communication skills5
Has a well run business5
Is safety conscious5
Provides good working conditions5
Provides personal protective equipment5
Maintains machinery in good condition5
Maintains buildings and work areas well5
Has helped me get settled in5
Helped me integrate into the community5
Is interested in my culture5
Was the MESA information you received in your home country clear? Was the description of your training site accurate? What more would you have liked MESA to send you before you left you home country?All information I received from MESA was clear & very helpful. It made the whole process very easy! I can't think of anything more I could have needed.
If you worked with a Program Representative in your home country, was he/she helpful? Is there anything more the Representative could have done to help you complete your application or to better understand MESA's program?I did not work with a program representative.
Any problems with housing, electricity, heat, phone, driver's license, bank account, transportation? Other problems?No problems!
Describe the training you have received since getting to your placement site. What have you learned so far? Have you attended any special training, workshops, conferences, classes, etc.?I have learned a lot so far, from planting to weeding to harvesting to packing & cleaning. I have learned a lot about different markets and ways of selling produce. I have really enjoyed learning about the CSA model and meeting the people who are receiving our produce. I attended the Small Farm School in Oregon City, and attended four really interesting workshops last month. I have been working closely with both farm managers at Our Table and have been able to learn a lot from them in the field and out of it.
Have you been involved in an cultural activities since your arrival? (examples : farmers' workshop, library event, soccer games, family activities, etc)I have been involved in a lot of cultural activities! I have attended two weekly farmers markets, the monthly Sunday Parkways event in Portland (a biking tour of Portland parks), I have been to some music events in Portland and have been on hiking trips around Oregon.
Any suggestions to improve MESA's program?None! I am really happy with MESA's program and all the support and help I have received. I feel very well looked after! Thank you!
By checking "YES" you confirm that you are the person listed on the top of this survey and that all information is accurate and truthfulYes