Ian Berg is known around the Rec Center as the “Pro-Shop Guru”, he knows the Pro-Shop as well as the back of his hand if not better. He has memorized all product prices as well as all the details. “Wonderful Student Manager, wealth of knowledge. Great problem solver, our go to to fix anything”–Jessie Bayer. With five years in the business, Ian tells us a little bit more about how he got here and what he does.
When and how did you become a part of the REC staff?
I began at the start of my junior year of high school, so this is my fifth year here. I started back when reception and fitness were combined , I was in reception and CSS for the first two years and then I trained up to Pro-Shop for another two years, and starting this year I am Lead Staff.
What’s a normal workday for you at the Rec?
I guess it really depends on what I’m doing, since I can be Pro-Shop informal or just on Lead Staff shift, every day is a little different.
Do you think this job is preparing you for your future and career?
Yeah, I think so, I think it’s helped me be a little bit more outgoing. It’s made it easier for me to talk to people.
As a student manager here at the Rec, what’s a piece of advice you’d give students seeking your position?
Be ready to help out in any way you’re asked and be flexible with what you’re asked to do.
By Dania Puente