Ryan Iamurri

Ryan Iamurri

Choices Planner- Career Interests

Description of Choices Planner Interests: SOCIAL and ARTISTIC

List of 2-3 Career Titles of Interest:

1) Public Relations Specialist (i.e., Sports Information Director)

2) School/Career Counselor

3) Agent/Manager of Athlete

The Choices Planner assessment showed Public Relations as a suitable career option for me.  I was very pleased because Public Relations is my major.  For this job extensive writing tasks, creativity, good listening skills, and good relationships with people are all necessary to succeed.  To learn more about this job I interviewed Skip Powers, our Sports Information Director for football, soccer, and softball at Alabama.  I am very interested in his job because I like to write and I love sports and meeting people.  After the interview with Skp Powers, I definitely have a better understanding of what his job is all about.  If I were to be a Sports Information Director at a top university, I have to start working for this now through internships, good grades, and learning the writing skills required.  I recognize that this job is not always fun though.  Long hours and tough schedules may inhibit my ability to balance family life and a career.  I am still really interested in this job and am planning to intern with Skip next fall during football season.

What I learned from this activity: Professional growth

Culminating Group Service Learning Project

Description of Problem:

Having to confront teammates about work ethic, social, or attitude issues

Description of Solution:

Targeted Actions:

  • Confront one-on-one
  • Confront immediately
  • Use the “Sandwich Theory” when confronting  (positive/ negative/ positive)

Community Engagement Exercise

Individual or Organization Chosen for engagement exercise:

Kaila Hunt comes from a small town in Georgia.  She is the oldest of four kids and comes from a background where she has to work for everything she gets.  Her dad is part of the Lumbee Indian tribe and he taught her that nothing comes for free. 

Reason and Rationale for Choice of engagement exercise:

I wouldn’t say that we are exact opposites, but Kaila and I come from different backgrounds.  I am an only child who didn’t have any chores growing up.  I kind of had freedom to do whatever I wanted.  I lived in a metropolitan area in Naples. Florida where hanging out with friends, going to the mall, and laying out at the beach are pretty normal activities.  I got a car on my sixteenth birthday, and got to choose whatever college I wanted to go to.  I’m not saying that I am not driven or didn’t work hard growing up because I did.  My family just had different circumstances than hers.

List of some of my values or the values I recognized in my engagement partner:

  • Family
  • Faith
  • Working Hard

My Personal values:

  • Family
  • Trust
  • Working Hard

What I learned from this activity: Interpersonal skill development

MBTI Descriptions

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator SELF-RESULTS: Extroverted, Sensing, Thinking, Judgmental (ESTJ)

Decription of MBTI type:

Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions. organize projects and people to get thinkgs done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standars, systematically follow them and want other to also. Forceful in implementing their plans.

What I learned from this activity:: Self-Awareness

Strengths & Weaknesses

Name of Strength (s): Stays calm in pressure situations

A strength I possess on the softball field is staying calm under pressure.  When a situation arises in a game that is close in score, I want the bat in my hands.  My dad taught me at a young age to trust myself, so that is exactly what I do.  After the coach's evaluation, I now know that my coaches believe I stay calm and composed when the pressure is on.

This past weekend the Alabama softball team played the national pro fast-pitch team.  We were losing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Our lead off batter got on and Coach Murphy looked at me and said, "You're in."  I put my helment on and got in the box knowing I had to put a bunt down.  I wasn't even nervous because I bunted a million times before.  I ended up getting a but base hit, which was a bonus.  After the game coach Aly said I was "automatic."  That just made me even more confident the next time I am called upon.

Name of Weakness(es): Refocusing after an error

What I learned from this activity: Self-Awareness