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Caitlin Billek

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Community and Public Health

Company/Organization: UnityPoint Health- Des Moines
Company/Organization website: http://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/default.aspx
Destination: Des Moines/Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assist Corporate Wellness with consulting clients during health screenings Assist Corporate Wellness with registration for community blood profiles Design and update office bulletin boards monthly Meet with various employees to further knowledge on the different areas of corporate/employee wellness Maintain the cleanliness of the fitness center Present a lunch and learn presentation Attend and participate in bi-weekly staff meetings Observe other department of your choice

I accomplished...
Learning how to do health screening consultations. It took a lot on my part to ensure that I was comfortable enough to do consultations. I had to learn how to take blood pressure correctly and learn the whole health screening process.

I learned...
Never say no. Every task that my supervisor or coworkers asked me to do, I said yes. The greatest way to learn something is by doing it, even if it may be something you don't want to do.

Advice for others...
Treat your internship experience like a real job. Treat it like you are employed by this company and that you are apart of the team. This internship can provide you with extremely valuable experience and it is important that you get the most out of it that you possibly can.

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