Southeast Missouri State University athletic training major Katie Leible of St. Louis, Mo., is interning with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim minor league baseball team.
She is responsible for overseeing prevention programs, immediate care, treatment, rehabilitation, reconditioning, and clinical evaluation and diagnosis.
“My internship has given me numerous opportunities to refine my skills. I am being provided with valuable tools that will lead to even more success in my future,” she said.
Katie said she feels her time at the University has helped her prepare for her career.
“Southeast allows for optimal one-on-one time with instructors and has provided me a place to achieve personal and educational growth,” she said.
Some of Katie’s fondest memories from Southeast have been spent at various athletic events with her friends. She said she especially enjoyed the fund raiser held by the Student Athletic Trainers’ Association, “The Almost Naked Mile,” which raised money for local charities.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys the unique restaurants in downtown Cape Girardeau, including Buckner Brewing, Pilot House and Port Cape Girardeau. She also watches and plays various sports. Whatever she is doing, she said she prefers to do it with her friends and family.
After graduating, Katie plans to attain a graduate assistant position as an athletic trainer while pursuing her master’s degree. She said she is always striving to better herself, and that mentality has gotten her where she is today.
“Find something that you are truly passionate about and try your best to make a career out of it. Success is very hard to achieve, but passion and hard work are essential to true success,” Katie advises future Southeast students.