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Grant Isaacson

Major: Hospitality Management



Year: Senior
Hometown/State: Madrid

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Kerns and Associates is a risk management company with a residence for hosting private groups and pa
Company/Organization website: http://www.kerns-associates.com/
Title: Business Development Intern
Destination: United States
Timeframe: Sept. 2014-May 2015

Advisor/Coordinator Email: celbert@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Working with the owner to develop a retreat center and B&B along the Des Moines Scenic River Valley. Developing the business plan, working contractors and designers has built my skills in small business operations and development. Simultaneously working day to day operations of a B&B.

I accomplished...
Developed a Retreat Center Operated daily tasks of an 11 person bed and breakfast

I will never forget...
Hosting retreats for groups ranging in social and professional settings. By far the best was hosting an Easter Celebration for a church group and over 30kids. Needless to say I am good at hiding eggs...

Advice for others...
Reach out. The "real world" is there to help you reach your goals. Network formally and informally. Sometimes soft contacts end up meaning the most for you!

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