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Nathan Covington

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design


Minor/option/emphasis: Event Management

Company/Organization: ISU Department of Residence
Company/Organization website: http://www.housing.iastate.edu
Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assisted with Background Checks, enter/Audit Department Payroll, Monitor Personnel File Maintenance, be a point of contact for the department and special Projects as assigned.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment was being tasked with the project of monitoring, correcting, and paying out when needed of our department's employee leave/sick/vacation/comp time balances.

I learned...
Never let something get you down if at first you don't succeed. Use that error as a way to learn from the mistake and become better because of it. Human Resources is a lot of trouble shooting at times and you can't be discouraged if your first idea isn't the solution.

Advice for others...
Don't rule anything out of being a possibility just because someone looks down upon it. Trust in your decisions and if you're not happy with them, then make edits to your life to where you are happy.

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