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Jacob Anson

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Community and Public HealthSecondary minor: Child, Adult, and Family Services

Year: Senior
Hometown/State: Muscatine, Iowa

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Safeguard Iowa Partnership
Company/Organization website: https://safeguardiowa.wildapricot.org/
Title: Summer Intern
Destination: Des Moines
Timeframe: May 16th 2016- August 17th 2016

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
While at Safeguard Iowa Partnership I was fortunate to work with several agencies on several different projects. Many of my responsibilities fell under the umbrella of expanding the partnership base, ability to serve partners, and general brainstorming and office help.

I will never forget...
One of the most memorable experience I had with Safeguard Iowa Partnership was the when we held a table top exercise. We conducted a table top that covered an active shooter event. During this table top I was shocked by not only the fact of how much planning goes into an event such as a table top, but also how much can get accomplished when you bring a lot of community members together.

Advice for others...
To any student that might consider following in my footsteps, first I highly recommend it I can personally say I learned a lot about emergency management. Secondly I would say that go into the internship with an open mind. I can be as successful as you want it to be so do not be afraid to ask questions or share your ideas. Finally the people you work with at Safeguard Iowa are a great bunch, and you are guaranteed to have fun.

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