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Allison Gress

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services



Company/Organization: ISU and Early Childhood Iowa
Company/Organization website: https://earlychildhood.iowa.gov
Destination: Ames and Des Moines Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Data Analysts. My job and responsibilities with in this internship are to complete research and analyze the data collected. The data that has been synthesized is then used to create policy briefs and a Statewide Needs Assessment.

I accomplished...
We successfully created a well written policy brief and made our Statewide Needs Assessment Survey go live.

I learned...
What research in graduate school will feel like, how to better draft policy briefs and accurately complete research.

Advice for others...
Find something that you think you might enjoy, and try it. You have nothing to lose, if you don't end up enjoying it, you then know what it is you do not want to do as a future career.

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