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Kuyler Quijas

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services

Year: Senior
Hometown/State: IA

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Youth Standing Strong
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Title: Intern
Destination: Ames

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I was responsible for...
I am responsible for scanning and filing in addition to shadowing case workers in meetings with clients and other coordinators.

I will never forget...
The most memorable experience I have had so far is when one of our clients got an minor in possession of alcohol charge. It was memorable for a lot of reasons but there was specifically a moment where I got one on one time with the client and helped him calm down because he was very aggravated and getting the cops notably annoyed with him.

Advice for others...
I would tell them to take advantage of all the time spent outside of the office. Scanning and filing is naturally going to be a part of your job but there are a lot of moments with the clients that you can connect and seeing the way coordinators orchestrate projects can make it seem less conjured and more approachable.

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