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Ashton Pederson

Major: Event Management

Secondary major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design

Year: Sophomore
Hometown/State: Fort Dodge, IA

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Willow Ridge Golf Course
Company/Organization website:
Title: Intern
Destination: Fort Dodge, IA
Timeframe: May 2015-July 2015

I was responsible for...
Assisting the event manager with event tasks such as, setting up tables pre-event, tearing down tables post-event, decorating for events, organizing files, and much more. I also wait on tables when necessary and occasionally bartend.

I accomplished...
I have a better understanding of the roles of an event manager and became more well-rounded within the hospitality industry.

I will never forget...
I think one thing that I will take from this experience is getting to work with bridal parties/brides and grooms. I've always wanted to work within the bridal industry and with this internship, it has helped me gain a new perspective on this world. After this internship, I became even more sure than I was before that I will be happy working as an event manager/planner in my future.

Advice for others...
Work hard and get the most out of your internship. Every experience is a learning experience that can only benefit your future in the work field.

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