Meet Tyler Palmer
Campus Recreation alumni take their experiences across the world and into a variety of fields. We talked with Tyler Palmer who began working with Campus Rec as a Maintenance Technician and eventually was promoted to a Student Director position in Fitness Facility Operations. Today, Tyler balances his Pharmacology studies at University of South Florida with an internship at Tampa General Hospital.
Program Area: Fitness Facility Operations
Education: Florida State University | Biochemistry, Class of 2019
Pharmacology | University of South Florida, In Progress
Job: Pharmacist Intern, Tampa General Hospital
Current City: Tampa, FL
Attending pharmacy school in a virtual format this semester. Working at Tampa General (TGH) on weekends and school breaks. Trying to stay active through outdoor running, beach trips, and gym sessions.
How did you get your start in Campus Recreation?
I applied as a freshman seeking formal job experience. I started as a Maintenance Technician and then switched over to a Customer Service position. Then I rose through the ranks over my time there and became a Student Director. Pretty much did it all within FFO.
How did your time at Campus Rec contribute to your life and/or career goals?
One thing that was really preached upon (by Jorge) was transferable skills. Working within campus rec for four years helped me to hone my conflict resolution, communication, and leadership skills that have translated into other aspects of my professional life.
I definitely miss the giant family feeling of Rec. I felt very tied into things going on around me because of my friends and coworkers and supervisors. They were my biggest supporters and still are, but I miss seeing them every day.
What advice would you give yourself in college?
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