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Alexis Houseman

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Iowa State University Conference Planning and Management
Company/Organization website: http://www.cpm.iastate.edu/
Destination: Ames/Iowa
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
-Organizational duties for events -Signage coordination -Crosschecking and organizing data

I accomplished...
I was able to put together all the information for a book of abstracts with 100+ participants. Thankfully all titles and names were spelled correctly and after submission of 30+ pages no complaints were made. I was excited to have made no mistakes despite the many bumps in the road I met updating late submissions.

I learned...
Organization and deadlines are key!Flow is important at all stages in the event planning process.

Advice for others...
Take notes, and when working with online documents be sure to keep everything saved very specifically in folders. Same thing with physical paperwork keep everything labeled and kept.

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