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Kelsey Hickey

Major: Kinesiology and Health


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

Year: Senior
Hometown/State: Dubuque,Iowa

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: StoneHill Wellness Center
Company/Organization website: https://www.stonehilldbq.com
Title: Wellness Associate
Destination: Dubuque, Iowa
Timeframe: May 9th 2016 - July 18th 2016

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
During my internship, I had a variety of responsibilities such as, assisting aquatic therapy programming, created group fitness lesson plans, lead facility tours and new member registration as well as maintained facility cleanliness and maintenance requests.

I will never forget...
Most memorable part of my internship was getting to know the residents as well as the members of the wellness center. Typically there are 3,000 wellness members and more than half of those members are 55+ which is pretty cool.

A surprising discovery...
Going into the internship I did not know that I needed to have a certification to teach or go in to the pool. So I didn't get to do quite as much as I could have done. Though after this internship it helped me figure out what I would like to for my future career.

Advice for others...
My advice would be to not be afraid to speak up or ask questions.

I first learned about this career-building experience from...
My family works at Stonehill Care Center. My faculty supervisor helped me find this opportunity as well.

I landed this assignment by...
Called the Wellness Center and got to speak to the wellness director and after talking, they let me know that the internship was mine.

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