Career Connections


Elizabeth Staley

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services



Company/Organization: Gilbert High School
Company/Organization website: http://www.gilbert.k12.ia.us
Destination: Gilbert, IA
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Throughout my internship, my primary job was to complete tasks that school counselor's do on a daily basic. This included scheduling, meeting with students, and presenting material to students. I also created a career day during my time at my internship.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment was creating a day long career/college fair that all of the students had the opportunity to participate in. I also enjoyed my time getting to know the students and staff at the school.

I learned...
The greatest lesson I learned was to treat all problems as big problems. No problems are too small and should all be treated with the same urgency. For the student, the problem is causing stress in their life which is why it should be handled with care.

Advice for others...
Pick an internship that you are truly interested in! That was vital for me. It made it so I learned more about what I wanted for a career instead of simply choosing an internship that will make money or that seems easy.

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