Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Wild Rose Casino & Resorts
Company/Organization website: http://wildroseresorts.com
Destination: Jefferson, Iowa
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
My job responsibilities include assisting the event coordinator, supervising certain events, making sales calls, and communicating with clients. I also help to set up, serve, and tear down each event. During concerts, I help with fulfilling the act’s ledger, setting up their meals, and running the bars during the event. I also work on doing the paperwork, invoices, and finances for each event. My responsibilities vary for each event and I continue to gain more throughout the internship.
My greatest accomplishment from my internship so far has been coordinating an event by myself. I was able to contact the client and communicate with staff when planning. I also supervised the actual event and directed employees. I was also in charge of collecting the payments for the event and filling out all the required paperwork.
The greatest lesson I have learned is better communication. I learned a lot about how to communicate with clients in a proper manner. Event planning can be hard when the client has a lot of expectations. I learned how to offer services and properly say no. I also learned how to communicate with other departments and employees. Events take a lot of people and communication is key for everything to run smoothly.
Advice for others...
My advice to future students is to be willing to learn on the go. There was a lot I did not know, but I learned by putting in an effort. Do not be afraid to jump in and try!