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Abby Doster

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: White Willow Events
Company/Organization website: https://whitewilloweventsia.com
Destination: Des Moines, IA
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
- Coordinate along side White Willow Event Coordinator during rehearsals, ceremonies, receptions, and other special events - Represent White Willow Events in a professional manner at events such as bridal expos. - Attend weekly meetings and pull days to prepare for upcoming events - Participate in client meetings and final walk throughs to create a one of a kind experience

I accomplished...
- Completing special intern project with the supervision of the White Willow team. - Coordinating weddings along side Taylor and other White Willow Event Coordinators.

I learned...
- Always ask questions. - There is always something to be done, always look for new tasks. - Seeing your visions and creativity come to life is fun! - This is a heavily client satisfaction based industry, always remain professional and friendly with clients.

Advice for others...
- Learning opportunities come from situations that you have never been in or may make you feel uncomfortable, but the reward is worth it. - Internships are a great way to see what you enjoy and what may not be a good fit for you. Don't write off an opportunity, keep an open mind. - Networking and connections are so important. Always be professional and friendly to clients, vendors, and your coworkers!

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