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Erin Anderson

Major: Event Management

Company/Organization: Iowa Sports Foundation- Summer Iowa Games
Company/Organization website:
Title: Summer Iowa Games Event Intern
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Summer 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
The internship will focus on Event Planning. Interns will assist in organizing and conducting the Iowa Games Mud Run and Summer Iowa Games. Duties will include but are not limited to: marketing and promoting the Games, data entry, Web site updates, confirmation letters, team schedules, recruiting sport officials/umpires, distributing equipment, Athlete Jamboree and Opening Ceremony, and event setup and tear down. Interns will market/promote the Iowa Games at various locations throughout May and June. Events could be sports tournaments and leagues, community celebrations, parades, etc.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment from my experience was putting on the Athlete Jamboree and Opening Ceremony by myself.

I learned...
The greatest lesson that I learned from my experience was that teamwork is key, it is the number one thing when running an event.

Advice for others...
This internship is very time consuming. During the internship you will more than likely be working 6 out of the 7 days a week. Then when starting the actual games- you will work every day.

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