What is your name / job title?
Lisa Elder, CTRS – Director of Recreation Therapy
Did you have a part-time job as a student?
Yes! Many! I worked as a summer camp counselor for many years, worked in the mail room of a dorm for a few years and I also was an office assistant for a few places/people.
Were you involved with any extra-curricular activities during college?
Yes! I was involved in a student association for my church, intramural sports, alternative spring break trips, volunteer organization through my university, and a camping program that students put on for children with disabilities.
What is your #1 career tip you would like to share with college students?
Get real world experiences! Take the opportunities presented to you to gain experience in your chosen field or in areas that interest you. As an employer of many interns, I am more interested in what experience they have more than anything else.
Tells us about your organization.
Bradford Woods is Indiana Universities Outdoor Center. We provide experiential and therapeutic outdoor programs to people of all backgrounds and abilities on our 2,500-acre campus, located between Bloomington and Indianapolis. We offer seasonal positions for students pursuing fields in Recreation Therapy or Outdoor/Adventure Education in the Fall, Spring and Summer months.