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Kelcie Smith

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services

Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Child Programs

Company/Organization: ChildServe
Company/Organization website:
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
• Operations support for Childcare and Day Health • Billing/Accounting • Data Entry/filing • Tours/Intakes • Scheduling • Interviews/hiring • Collaboration with other departments • Marketing strategies • Team Meetings • Interaction with the diverse families we serve • Staff engagement practices

I accomplished...
Getting to work with diverse kids and families, we have many different services such as OT, PT, SPT, Autism and Medical Day Health care. It was awesome to see that side of the business.

I learned...
That you really find what you want to do with your degree when you get a taste of the real world job force.

Advice for others...
Utilize and exhaust all of your resources when needed, put forth your best effort in all you do and believe in yourself and your dream.

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