Lexy Getschel

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science
Company/Organization: Farm Bureau Financial Services
Company/Organization website: https://www.fbfs.com/
Destination: 5400 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Timeframe: Spring
Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu


During this internship I was responsible for writing and performing fitness classes for the company's employees. Also, I created informational documents on health and wellness in the form of newsletter and articles. Another big part of my job included building rapport with employees and making them feel welcome to our classes. Throughout the day I would also make sure the fitness areas were clean and organized. All these things allowed me to experience what a career in corporate wellness would be like.


My greatest accomplishment from this internship was building a routine of creating and leading classes that were successful in improve the health of others while also providing employees with a mental break from their days.

What advice would you give?

My advice to future students would be to enter each opportunity with optimism and passion. Never be afraid to share an idea or propose a new direction. Be confident in your skills but always look for ways to improve.

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