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Hannah McCoid

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services



Company/Organization: Wesley Life Dahl Adult Day Center
Company/Organization website: https://www.wesleylife.org/memory-care/adult-day-centers/dahl-adult-day-center-des-moines.aspx
Destination: Des Moines, IA
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Attending morning huddles with co-workers and director. Shadowing positions of life enrichment partner, director, event coordinator, and nurse in day center. Sitting in on admission meetings with director. Collaborating with co-workers to prepare lunch. Planning a schedule of events for the center with event coordinator supervision. Researching and presenting various topics to a group of participants. Completing annual activity assessments of participants. Leading group exercise class.

I accomplished...
Being able to present various topics in front of 25 to 30 participants by myself. Gained more confidence in public speaking.

I learned...
Building relationships with the participants and staff was important to my learning and success of the internship. Also speaking loud and clear was helpful in talking with the participants.

Advice for others...
Find out what population or group of people you enjoy working with and being around by volunteering/working. This will help determine the course of study and career outlook.

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