On Tuesday (7/9) YAT toured the Brookings Wells Fargo Bank. Lindsay, a personal banker at Wells Fargo provided the interns a tour and a "crash course" on the various aspects of banking such as the differences or debit and credits and the types of accounts banks provide. Lindsay also discussed the variety of jobs and duties each person that works at the bank specializes in.

By: Ramona Kauk

Since we have been learning about bicycle safety, we decided to visit one of our local bike shops, Spoke N Sport. Tuesday, the manager, presented the different types of bikes best for various terrain, how to determine if your helmet fits properly, adequate bike fit, and many other essential items for biking safely. She also discussed what typical day looks like for the shop's employees and what qualities make great Spoke N Sport staff.

By: Ramona Kauk

Randy has had a pretty fun past few days! Friday he went shopping in Watertown. . He bought two small American Flags to hang on the ALA building! Saturday, he went out to eat at Nick's Hamburgers! After lunch we did his weekend shopping and he bought a 4th of July decoration to hang along with his flags! Thank you Randy, everyone enjoys the decorations!

By: Valerie DeBough

Many of the YAT interns independently use the Brookings Area Transit Authority (BATA) daily. So, to get a better glimpse of what happens "behind the scenes," the interns toured BATA today (6/18). Brenda and Mike discussed what qualities they look for in their dispatchers and drivers, types of training and responsibilities they require of their employees, and how many vehicles are in their fleet. Mike also provided examples of how the dispatchers schedule rides and how the drivers are assigned pick-ups and drop-offs. The interns even had the opportunity to see the special machine that they use to clean the outside of the buses in action!

By: Ramona Kauk

On Tuesday, Zach from YAT toured the many different areas of the hospital. The ER and the seeing a CT machine were among a few of his favorite areas. In addition, we lucked out and got to visit the ambulance station to see the ambulances. There we were provided a thorough overview of what typical day looks like for a paramedic and EMT.

By: Ramona Kauk