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Jake Punelli

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science

Year: Senior
Hometown/State: Des Moines, IA

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Acceleration Iowa
Company/Organization website: http://www.accelerationiowa.com
Title: sports performance coach
Destination: Ankeny
Timeframe: 1-15-16/4-30-16

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Test athletes in broad jump, vertical jump, and pro agility, train athletes on the treadmill, plyometrics, and halftime/in between workouts, administrative duties throughout the facility, daily maintenance of Acceleration Iowa

I will never forget...
My most memorable experience was my last week telling all of the athletes that I was going to be leaving and seeing the reactions they had. It was both a happy and sad moment seeing how much they were going to miss me and them telling me how much fun we had this semester and the gains in performance.

Advice for others...
Be outgoing and get to know your athletes. If you are timid this enviroment won't be for you,but if you enjoy working with high school students in a fast pace enviroment you will be successful and love this internship

I first learned about this career-building experience from...
Took a tour in KIN 345

I landed this assignment by...
emailed Jake Camp at urbandale's Acceleration Iowa

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