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Alyse Kjormoe

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: The Iowa Arboretum
Company/Organization website: http://iowaarboretum.org/
Title: Special Events Intern
Destination: Madrid, IA
Timeframe: Spring 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assist in different events that are put on every few weeks by the Arboretum and also be the main person in planning the annual 5k run that happens every year in April.

I accomplished...
Getting sponsorships for the 5k run. I have never gotten sponsorships before and that makes this a fun and exciting new experience.

I learned...
You may get turned down for a sponsorship. Also working with other people can be difficult sometimes if they don't see eye to eye with you on everything but it's your job and you have to learn to deal with it and move on with your life.

Advice for others...
Be prepared for lots of work in planning and having to get absolutely everything approved by your boss or even by 2 or more people if you're in a committee for an event. Since your just an intern, be prepared to do the dirty work that the other people don't want to do since they have other jobs to do.

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