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Ole Miss Strength and Conditioning Internship (May 2015-August 2015)

Ole Miss, aka the University of Mississippi, was a dream come true, especially after watching the movie The Blind Side several times with Michael Oher.

It was a Saturday night, and I was exhausted from a long week from Hofstra. I was home watching the Blind Side. During the movie, I had one thought come to me, "contact Ole Miss to coach there."

After I had that thought, I went on google to contact every coach in the strength and conditioning department. After emailing everyone, I had my interview one week later through Skype.

After I received acceptance, I was in tears because it was a dream come true. 

The athletic team for Ole Miss was a great adventure to be able to provide dynamic warmups for women's basketball, and coaching for baseball, volleyball, women's soccer, track and field, and cheerleading.

I completed 473 hours for the Ole Miss athletics, averaging 43 hours per week. 

I programmed dynamic warmups for women's basketball, and coaching for baseball, volleyball, women's soccer, track and field, and cheerleading.

For any cover letter's you send to jobs, here are a few suggestions:

  • Who are you?
  • Why do you want this position?
  • How can you asset the program?
  • Summary
  • Thank you

For any phone interviews, here are a few suggestions:

  • Have general questions
  • Follow up email
  • Take notes

For any in-person interviews you have in the future, here are a few suggestions:

  • Dress to impress
  • Remember names
  • Be yourself
  • Follow up 

The following are lessons and specific methods that I learned as a strength and conditioning coach for my internship from the Ole Miss athletics program. 

  • What will separate you from everyone? Education, certifications, experience, and connections.
  • If you are looking to become a strength and conditioning coach, you can use the following websites: Footballscoop.com and strengthperformance.com
  • Having a "why" will make you a better Coach.
  • Working hard is a skill.
  • Four standard suggestions for muscle recovery: mobility, rest, sleep, and nutrition. 
  • Be careful what you post on social media.
  • It may not be what you know, but who you know.
  • Are you willing to sacrifice for what you believe?

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