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Hope Butler

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Farm Bureau Financial Services
Company/Organization website: https://www.fbfs.com/
Destination: West Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assist Wellness Specialist in day to day activities of the wellness program. This includes managing the on-site fitness center, teaching group classes, attending department meetings, and communicating with employees. Implement incentive programs. Conduct health screenings, biometrics, health risk assessments, body measurements, and fitness testing. Create newsletters, sound offs, bulletin boards, and TV tickets with research proven wellness information.

I accomplished...
During my internship I created the "Wellness Spotlight". This is recognition for a wellness participant who sets a great example of how to live a happy, healthy lifestyle. A different individual is chosen every month and featured on a tripod near the on-site fitness center for everyone to view. The individual has an opportunity to share his or her wellness journey and tell the company more about his or her personal life.

I learned...
The greatest lesson I learned from my supervisor was the importance of building relationships with employees and making everyone feel welcome in the fitness center.

Advice for others...
The best advice I can offer is to always say "yes". Say yes to every opportunity and task. This is an opportunity to learn as much as you can and the more hands on experience you take advantage of, the more valuable your experience will be!

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