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Molly Claman

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: CRAVE
Company/Organization website: http://cravecatering.com
Title: Event Manager
Destination: Minneapolis
Timeframe: Summer 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
At the office I learned how to use the companies computer software. In that software I edited menus, added and edited events, added new contacts and accounts, and made calendars for some of my coworkers with specific types of events. I recorded inquiries for the catering company and event center and contacted leads to get more information. I made cold calls to possible clients. I also completed many mini projects for coworkers. I worked a wide variety of events every week as a server and shadowed the event managers.

I accomplished...
I think the greatest accomplishment for me is that I am learning so much and I made a good impression with my boss and coworkers.

I learned...
I learned I need to communicate well with everyone and keep people updated.

Advice for others...
Do not be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, I had ZERO experience going into this internship. A lot of what I learned was on the spot but I believe that is the best way to learn new things.

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