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Lukasz Guzek

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science

Year: Senior
Hometown/State: Wood Dale/Illinois

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Lutheran General Hospital
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Title: Exercise Physiologist Intern
Destination: Park Ridge Illinois
Timeframe: January - April

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
During my time at Lutheran I was given the responsibilities of training clients, leading group exercise, working the front desk, assisting in Phase III Cardiac Rehab, general customer interaction and everyday up-keeping of a fitness center.

I will never forget...
My most memorable experience at Lutheran would have to be organizing, marketing, and managing a fitness center wide indoor triathlon for our members. After all the planning being able to see the event unfold was a very satisfactory feeling. The most rewarding part was hearing the participants talk about how much fun they had or how they enjoyed the event even weeks afterwards.

Advice for others...
Talk to anyone and everyone, be as personable as possible and show you care about others as individuals. Welcoming constructive criticisms is also a huge plus to any work environment. The people passing down this criticism are in a place that you yourself one day want to be so why not take their advice? Finally, hard work and perseverance will always set you up for success in any career out there.

I first learned about this career-building experience from...
I learned about Lutheran General through an ad that was posted in the corner on the Forker Internship board. The person who interviewed me, and was eventually my internship supervisor was an Iowa State alum. Connections are everywhere and one of the most important assets we have.

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