Career Connections


Breyer Teaney

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services


Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Youth Programs

Company/Organization: YSS (Youth and Shelter Services)
Company/Organization website: https://www.yss.org/program/transitional-living-program-2/
Destination: Ames
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Maintain housing facilities. Input data into VisionWorks. Assist in intake meetings and weekly client meetings. Rewrite and revise sections of the program manual. Verify past client paperwork to check for accuracy and then shred it. Create documents to assist client in different activities.

I accomplished...
Helping to Revise Program Manual.

I learned...
Never stereotype or categorize clients as being in one category. What I have learned is that clients vary from one to another and it is foolish to lump them into one category.

Advice for others...
My advice for next semester's interns is to not generalize the population that you are serving, because you find out quickly that even with the population you work with there are many differences between clients. The other piece of advise I have is to ask questions of your supervisors/program coordinators. You learn better and quicker when you ask questions.

Submit your experience!

Career Connections home