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Emma Petri

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: RipRoar Events
Company/Organization website: http://www.riproarevents.com/
Destination: Des Moines Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I would check in registrants on race days, build and tear down races,greet kids at the finish line once they completed their triathlon, build maps of race routes,

I accomplished...
Helping produce the Dam to Dsm race for 5,000 people two weeks into my internship

I learned...
Event production industry is hard, but it is so worth it to see the race come together and everyone enjoy what you've put hours into building.

Advice for others...
Always be open to new opportunities because there are aspects of the event industry you might not even know exist.

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