salvation army ray and joan kroc center
The Kroc Center is a Christian based organization where communities are brought together to workout, have fun, and build a relationship with Christ. At the Kroc center there are a lot of different areas that may benefit a very diverse group of people. Here you can go for a swim, run on a treadmill, lift weights, or go in the gym and get shots up on the courts. The gym is the area in which I worked where I worked closely with younger children. I organized leagues and helped run men's basketball leagues as well. This was a great experience for me as I got to stay around sports and still integrate the marketing and management areas as well.
Location: 900 W Washington Ave, South Bend, IN 46601
Coming in I was definitely expecting to learn a lot of new things when it came to scheduling for leagues. Along with that I knew I would learn a lot about marketing and advertising within the community for the things that I wanted to schedule. Coming in I knew about some of the things I would be doing so I had an idea of what would be going on. I expected to work closely with young children and having to deal with a lot of different personalities. I found my job to be very fun and I knew I would have to be a role model and set an example for the kids that were around me daily.
- Learn to create different types of leagues for all ages
- Be a role model for younger children
- Help kids with their sporting skills
- Learn to work in a huge and diverse environment