Jake Feldpausch

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science
Company/Organization: Premier Athlete Training
Company/Organization website: https://www.premierathletetraining.com
Destination: Ames Iowa
Timeframe: Summer
Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu


Day to day office management duties. Including scheduling, programming, and training of employees. Maintaining communication with staff and clients. Assisting with development and research. Coaching and coordinating events.


My greatest accomplishment for myself was stepping into a leadership role in general. I was very nervous before the internship of how to be a manager. By the end of my internship, I felt comfortable leading meetings and training our staff. I also felt comfortable coordinating events and planning projects for the gym. I am really grateful to Ben for allowing me the opportunity to step into a leadership role for my internship. I feel it has helped me take the next step to being able to run a gym of my own someday.

What advice would you give?

My advice is to choose an internship that makes you step out of your comfort zone. I was comfortable with the coaching aspect of an internship. This was something I had done for a few years. That is why I based my internship around managing a gym. This was something I had little experience doing and I was uncomfortable being in that role. I gained a lot of valuable experiences and lessons from putting myself in uncomfortable situations. Doing things that make you uncomfortable allow you to grow as an individual and a professional by giving you experiences that you would not of had otherwise. I think it is important for young professionals such as ourselves to try new things and challenge our selves so we can improve our skill set going forward.

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