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Caroline Ennes

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: American Transplant Foundation
Company/Organization website: http://www.American Transplant Foundation
Destination: Denver, Colorado
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
event planning, support emails, representing foundation at events, legislative projects, checklist projects for organ donors and recipients

I accomplished...
working on an event that raised over $70,000. Being a part of such a big event has given me hope that I can work on an event that raises even more money.

I learned...
That non-profit work is not easy but very rewarding. Since ATF is a non-government funded foundation, all of our money comes from private donors. To maintain a successful non-profit it is important to continually raise money.

Advice for others...
Chose an internship that will push you outside of your comfort zone. Having the opportunity to travel also is a bonus. By doing an internship that you think will be difficult is going to teach you some great lessons and grow your knowledge in the event management field.

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