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Eero Helanto

Major: Hospitality Management

Year: Senior

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
Company/Organization website:
Title: Banquets Intern
Destination: 2100 Green Hills Drive Ames, Iowa 50014
Timeframe: Spring 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
Ensuring the satisfaction of guests during their event. Setup and serving events up to 400 people. Creating spaces for unique events and conferences.

I learned...
Seemingly simple tasks or jobs have more to them, nothing is as easy as it seems.

I will never forget...
Setting up and serving a wedding that was a success from the guests standpoint and ours as well.

Advice for others...
Experience different areas within the hospitality industry, find what you enjoy then use that to shape your career.

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