Meet Enzo Everett
Campus Recreation alumni take their experiences across the world and into a variety of fields. We talked with Enzo Everett, who got his start as a lifeguard in his hometown and went on to become a lifeguard for FSU Campus Recreation. Today, Noah is a Graduate Assistant of Facility Operations & Risk Management for Pacific University Recreation.
Program Area: Aquatics
Education: Florida State University | Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Theater, Class of 2019
University of the Pacific | Graduate Degree in Health, Exercise & Sport Sciences with a concentration in Sport Performance & Psychology, Class of 2021
Job: Graduate Assistant of Facility Operations and Risk Management
Current City: Stockton, CA
What is a day in the life at your current position?
Right now it’s tough, virtual work is not my favorite but the entire team at Pacific Recreation is trying to embrace it as best we can! Virtual programming is a large part of what I’m working on, which includes; recording video demonstrations of workouts for our virtual fitness programs, engaging in professional development meetings with staff members across our division on social justice topics, and facilitating a virtual Leadership in Training (LiT) course for students who are looking for more professional development opportunities.
How did you get your start in Campus Recreation?
I was lifeguarding and managed a small waterpark in my hometown, so when I knew I was attending FSU, my first email was to Jen McKee about when try-outs and interviews were. A few months and many annoying emails from me later (sorry, Jen) I was hired as a student guard!
How did your time at Campus Rec contribute to your life and/or career goals?
My time with Campus Rec helped me evolve into a better leader, gave me tough experiences, and allowed me the ability to grow but also to make mistakes. I’m now a Graduate Assistant at the University of the Pacific’s recreation department in California, which is a position that provides me with employment and a free graduate school tuition. Without Lizzie, Jen, and some of the other professional staff throughout Campus Rec, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to move cross-country and continue exploring a new area in recreation, as well as get a graduate degree along the way.
What is your favorite memory from your time at Campus Rec?
My favorite Campus Rec memory is probably one of the early morning inservice trainings we ran out at the Rez. Nobody was particularly wild about training in-water skills at 5:45am, but we made the most of it as a full staff and definitely had some fun while sharpening up our skills. A close second is definitely the banquets we had every year, the food was always incredible!
What advice would you give yourself in college?
I would say remember to appreciate the crazy times. There were many days where I had class at 8a-3p then work 5p-7p then rehearsal 7:30p-11:30p and I was running from place to place and had 3 changes of clothes and grabbed food on the run, but I loved every minute of being that busy doing things I loved.
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