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Zack Basar

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Contemporary Services Corporation
Company/Organization website: http://www.csc-usa.com/
Title: Event Intern
Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Event Preparation and set up, along with wrap up and tear down. Working different security posts during the events such as access control or screening at doors, roaming looking for anyone out of place or lost, and assisting them to where they should be. Also working in the office to help file paper work and take inventory.

I accomplished...
The greatest achievement I have attained so far with CSC is simply being able to work a variety of big events such as concerts, sporting events, and music festivals. Knowing how these events work on a venue side and where security needs to be posted is invaluable information.

I learned...
The biggest lesson I have learned is how important it is to have a good supervisor while working long security shifts. It can be rather disheartening to work a 12+ hour shift at one posts out of the way and not have any other employee check in on you for breaks so a good supervisor will check in on them every few hours and keep them up to date on what is going on.

Advice for others...
CSC has a great internship opportunity that can show you a variety of events in a working capacity and every staff member be it supervisor, event manager, or coworker is incredibly friendly and glad to be working a job that they love.

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