Kayla Salyer

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: Nutrition
Company/Organization: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Company/Organization website: http://www.wellmark.com
Destination: Des Moines, IA
Timeframe: Summer
Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu


At Wellmark, I have been tasked with shadowing personal training sessions, attending and leading my own group exercise classes, completing online training programs, and listening to webinars, creating informational flyers, leading orientation tours for new employees, folding towels, attending to locker rooms and cleaning machines/equipment.


I am proud of completing the EXOS exercise specialist certification, and I'm proud of organizing and leading my own group exercise classes.

What advice would you give?

Get out of your comfort zone! You're not going to learn anything new or experience anything new by staying in a safe zone. If you want to learn new things and be involved, then you must put yourself out there.

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