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Summer Bontrager

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Aspen Meadows Resort
Company/Organization website: https://www.aspenmeadows.com/
Destination: Aspen, Colorado
Timeframe: summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Food & Beverage Intern: Assist with the set-up and take down of banquets, conferences, dinners and other events. During the events we are tasked with the duties of clearing tables, maintaining guest satisfaction, renew and replenish food items and help wherever needed.

I accomplished...
I believe that my greatest accomplishment thus far has been learning how to be more professional, and reliable in a real-world setting. Through this internship, I have learned what a professional workplace is like, and have adjusted my actions accordingly and match the professionalism.

I learned...
I have learned how different people and workplaces are around the United State, and how expectations are different from everyone. I have learned to not assume as much, and really take things as they come.

Advice for others...
Take the internship out of state. Not only will you learn more about yourself, being away from friends and family, but you'll learn about people who you do not normally surround yourself with.

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