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Kristine Allinson

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Iowa State University Athletics
Company/Organization website: https://cyclones.com/
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
The responsibilities vary from serving as a manager on duty and overseeing and organizing event management for your assigned sport to assisting the full time event staff with their duties and assisting with event set up and tear down. Some of the duties for your assigned sport that you are responsible for are serving as a liaison to officials and the visiting team, updating visiting team guides, contacting officials, and coordinating volunteers.

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment from my experience is to effectively be able to understand, communicate, and follow through on the actions to make a sporting event run smoothly. I have always been a cyclone fan and therefore have been around the sporting events for many years. To be on the inside and learn how much effort goes into each event it very interesting and educational.

I learned...
The greatest lesson that I have learned from my experience is the power of teamwork. I have always been the type of person who doesn't mind working by myself. I always found security in the fact that I did all of the work and I knew that I did it correctly. Being a part of an internship team lead me to realize that it is helpful to have other peoples advice and opinion along the way.

Advice for others...
Advice that I have for future students is to be able to go out of your comfort zone. Find an internship within the specific industry you are interested in. This is a good way to determine what you are passionate about and want to pursue in the future.

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