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KRSS Annual TR Internship

The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies hosted the 2nd annual, and first ever, Therapeutic Recreation Hybrid Internship Fair on Tuesday, October 24. We had representatives from organizations such as the Shepherd Center, the National Institutes of Health, Challenge Alaska, Higher Ground USA, Lanai Therapies, LLC., Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Catalyst Sports, Thrive, and many more. There were over 25 organizations from across the country joining us via Zoom.

More than 50 Therapeutic Recreation majors were able to come and connect with organizations from across Knoxville and the country to discuss potential internship and job opportunities.

The hybrid modality was a huge success. At first, because we had so many organizations in-person, the students didn’t seem to see the high-top tables with the laptops and headsets. But once the first couple of computers were being used, the flood gates opened, and all of our virtual representatives had a lot of foot traffic. The only thing that made the hybrid modality a challenge to plan for was getting our hands on enough equipment! Thankfully, EHHS’s OIT Team, James and Cody, came through!

Ashley Hamilton

Ashley Hamilton, who organized the event, remarked saying, “What was most amazing is that there weren’t any slow times. The fair was active from the moment the doors opened until the moment the doors closed. That told me that the students and organizational representatives were having good conversations.”