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“Look for them early and do more than one if possible.”

“During my internship, I was responsible for the youth soccer and basketball programs, as well as helping to develop a wood bat baseball tournament."

Trent Huffman needed an internship to complete his bachelor’s degree in recreation management, so he sought out the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Through the Enterprise Resource Center, Trent, who was a senior at the time, completed the requirements for his degree and gained some hands-on experience in his field.

He participated in a variety of activities that are part of his recreation management, such as recruiting volunteers, setting up for practices and games and attending meetings.

“During my internship, I was responsible for the youth soccer and basketball programs, as well as helping to develop a wood bat baseball tournament,” said Trent of Angola, Ind.

Trent’s internship gave him experience working with different people on a daily basis and learning how to handle a variety of situations. In addition, he learned the value and importance of strong communication and organizational skills.

“I was also fortunate enough to be there during a building project, which helped me understand that process,” he said.

Trent appreciated working with the YMCA, saying, “The best thing about the internship was the opportunity to work for a great organization. The YMCA does things right, and it was fun to be a part of the organization.”

Trent gives this advice to students that are considering internships: “Look for them early and do more than one if possible.”

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