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Aurora Derdzinski
Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: DuPont Pioneer: Health Fitness
Company/Organization website: http://healthfitness.com/
Title: Health Fitness Professional
Destination: Johnston, IA
Timeframe: Spring 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I worked alongside other health fitness professionals at DuPont Pioneer working in their corporate wellness. I did research on corporate wellness as well as helped create and teach classes, helped lead work S.A.F.E, helped create and implement different programs such as member challenges and fun runs, as well as help with member fitness assessments, personal training, and wellness seminars.

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment would be increasing my knowledge and experience in corporate wellness and as a fitness professional.

I learned...
My greatest lesson learned was how to apply and teach my knowledge to a variety of people with a large varying background of fitness and fitness levels.

Advice for others...
My advice would be to make connections everywhere you go in the fitness industry because it can lead to many different opportunities.

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