Jalen R. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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Position: CRWC Facility Attendant 

Year/Major: I am a junior, majoring in accounting.

Hometown: Champaign, Illinois

How long have you worked for us?: I have been working here since October of 2017.

What have you learned from working here?: Since working here, I have learned that keeping the CRWC up and running requires a lot of hard work and dedication from each worker. The staff and myself try very hard to do just that!

What is something interesting about yourself?: I am the youngest of six, which means that I may for may not be spoiled.

What do you like to do in your spare time?: I enjoy playing basketball at the Field House or at the CRWC. I also play video games, mainly 2k, with my older brothers and enjoy vacationing with my family.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about working in your position?: There are opportunities to make connections with not only your coworkers, but with patrons. With some being regulars, friendships are easily made, making the job that much more entertaining. 

Do you have any plans after graduation?: After graduation, I plan on searching for a job as an accountant, and may decide that I would like to go back to school. I have yet to decide. 

If you could eat any food every day for the rest of your life without any health consequences, what would it be?: If I had to choose, I think it would be a Cajun burger from Teddy's Bigger Burgers. It's so good, but I know I probably should not be eating that. 


*Jalen was nominated for Faces of RecServ in Spring 2018