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Brenna Menning

Major: Event Management


Minor/option/emphasis: Hospitality Management

Company/Organization: Scottish Rite Consistory
Company/Organization website: http://dmscottishrite.org
Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
During this internship I did many tasks. Daily I would offer administrative help to the Executive Director while also managing inquiries and weddings. I also provided day-of staffing at weddings and any other events at the Scottish Rite. I assisted with prior planning to events, set up, running the event, and tear down.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment from this experience was learning more about the Event Industry. Every event is different, and every day you will experience new things and take away great lessons.

I learned...
I learned more about myself and where I see myself in a future job. I discovered my passion and the things that make me happiest.

Advice for others...
Never say no to any opportunity. It may seem stressful at the time, but once it is over you will realize how much you learned and how much it has changed you.

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