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Ashley Nogel

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Iowa State University Athletics Department
Company/Organization website: http://www.cyclones.com
Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assist in coordinating and implementing over 20 annual events (with attendance of 20 to 1,000 guests), including statewide Cyclone Tailgate Tour, Cy’s House of Trivia, Meet the Coaches Night, team reunions, letterwinners socials, donor receptions and gameday tailgates. Manage databases, RSVP’s, itineraries, event communications, logistics and post-event follow-up. Assist in set-up and management of gameday suite for Athletic Director’s office. Provide exceptional customer service, donor stewardship and implement problem-solving solutions.

I accomplished...
I believe the greatest accomplishment gained from working for the Athletics Department is all the experience I have gained and learned. As well as, working with Lindsey and Marissa, they have taught me so much in the time that I have been there.

I learned...
Make sure to have good communication with everyone involved in the event. If you do not fully know what you are doing, do not be afraid to ask. You will be seen as wanting to learn, not as someone that fails to understand.

Advice for others...
To gain more experience in the events world, complete more than one internship.

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