Marcus Kok's Story
Marcus Kok, B.S. in Education – Major in Sport Management (2014)
Intramural Office Attendant (2013-14)
The best part of being involved with Recreation and Wellness was definitely the people. Everyone around me was happy and friendly, and I felt blessed to work with my colleagues.I've learned a lot since I stepped foot in the Perry Field House. The working environment was fantastic, and everyone around was easy to get along with and friendly.
Ever since I became involved with Recreation and Wellness, my daily schedule became busier, which was a good thing. I believe that this is all part of being a college student, and experiences like this definitely better prepare one for entering the real world. I've always been a very organized individual, and being involved with Recreation and Wellness helped me refine this skill.
The best part of being involved with Recreation and Wellness was definitely the people. Everyone around me was happy and friendly, and I felt blessed to work with my colleagues. On top of that, my supervisor Scott Sehmann is a very hardworking and fantastic individual. He motivated us to finish our job with a smile on our faces. It is always a plus to have a great boss.
My participation with Recreation and Wellness helped me develop leadership skills because I had the opportunity to work with a practicum student. It helped me improve my communication skills because I was in charge of answering the phone to answer any questions related to Intramural Sports. It helped me become more disciplined and organized. It also helped in the critical thinking aspect since I was taught to think outside of the box to solve problems.
I knew I was going to have a sport-related career but not exactly where and what. Since what I did as an Intramural Sports staff member exposed me to careers like administration, operations, equipment manager, etc. I realized that I have a wider range of choices. After working in the Intramural Office, I am also pretty sure that I will go into operations in the future.
*Marcus was an international student from Malaysia that started as a practicum student at the Perry Field House with Intramural Sports. The following semester he joined the team as a paid staff member.