Britt is an Athletic Training major, works with Griz athletes, serves as the Vice President of University of Montana (UM) Athletic Training Student Association, and works in The University of Montana’s Career Services Office.
Originally from Butte, America (and Montana) Britt moved to Missoula specifically for The University of Montana’s Athletic Training program. Britt was athletic growing up and following an injury during volleyball season, she had the opportunity to work with an Athletic Trainer, who had graduated from the UM program. During her recovery, Britt asked the trainer all about Athletic Training and what it involved. She was drawn to the opportunity to work with both athletes and children, helping them with sports-related injuries.
After discovering the field of Athletic Training, Britt began volunteering, job shadowing, and observing Athletic Trainers whenever she could. After coming to UM and working through her general education coursework, she discovered that the Athletic Training program was transitioning to a Master’s level program and the stand alone baccalaureate would be eliminated. Britt already planned on applying to Physician Assistant graduate programs after completing her bachelor’s degree, so getting into the last cohort of undergraduate Athletic Training students was critical to her plans.
She first came to Career Services for a resume critique and interviewing assistance while applying to the Athletic Training program. She was feeling a lot of pressure about getting into the program and discussing the interview process and practicing questions and answers helped her feel more confident and better prepared. In fact, she liked us so much she decided to apply for a student employment position with our office!
Britt has been recognized for the bright and outstanding student she is through several awards and honors. She was voted to be Vice President of University of Montana Athletic Training Student Association (UMATSA), awarded Most Outstanding HHP Student, and Most Improved. She also was recently the recipient of the Golden Key Honor Society Award.