darius shumpert

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Company/Organization: Iowa State Recreation Services
Company/Organization website: https://www.recservices.iastate.edu/
Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring 2022
Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower


- Build Personal Trainer Skills - Assist in the Program Implementation of Small Group Training - Develop Administrative Oversight Skills - Develop a Fitness Staff Alumni Tracking system - Assist with the Assessment of our Annual Program Goal


During my internship I got the opportunity to create a small group training class that was boxing fundamentals. I had an absolute blast teaching it as well as developing the program itself.

Learning experience

The greatest lesson I have learned is that no matter how much planning is done there will always be struggles along the way. Being able to improvise adapt and overcome is a very strong ability to have in this case.

What advice would you give?

Spend a lot of time looking for the right internship. I had an absolute blast at mine and I feel like it was the perfect fit but at the same time I thing there could of been other places where I would of had an even greater experience.

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