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Lai Pham

Major: Kinesiology and Health



Company/Organization: Boone YMCA
Company/Organization website: http://www.dmymca.org
Destination: Boone/IA
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
-Provide excellent service to members, guest and program participants -Build relationships with members and staff -Conduct wellness coaching sessions and meet specific needs of individuals -Ability to demonstrate professional conduct and image at all time -Articulate how the YMCA transforms lives and what this position impact is -To serve as a healthy lifestyle role model for members and staff

I accomplished...
-I was able to display and communicate confidence with members at the Boone YMCA and staff. -I got a chance to expand my capabilities and skills in the programs they had me participate in at the Boone YMCA. -I was able to uplift and start something for the youth programs.

I learned...
-Learn how to able to adapt in every situation with different people -Know how to time manage everything and know your strengths from your weaknesses and make those weaknesses into strengths -Don't dwell on the negatives. Turn the negatives into positives

Advice for others...
Be sure to get a lot of hands on experience and don't be afraid to take initiative when things aren't laid out for you.

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