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Lauren Grant

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: ISU Letterwinners Club & Special Events
Company/Organization website: http://www.cycloneletterwinners.org
Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
My responsibilities include assist in planning and organization of events for Athletic Department, coordinate with four others the most efficient way to operate events, assist in implementing new social media campaign ideas, etc. To do all of these things I need to have hospitality skills, independent skills, as well as people skills and problem solving skills.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment from my experience so far is the lead role I have taken in both social media and the Cyclone Club Luncheons. I feel more independent ever since my supervisors gave more more responsibility. I take lots of pride knowing they trust me with more responsibility.

I learned...
Some of the greatest lessons I learned from this experience are always be prepared, ask questions, and get as much experience as you can. Something always seems to go wrong on the day of the event and you have to have good problem solving skills and keep a cool head when dealing with it. I believe that the only way to be a good event planner is to have experience.

Advice for others...
My advice for future students is to try multiple internships in different industries to figure out what you like to do most. For example, I have had internships in sports, non-profit, and country club/wedding planning. It is good to get as much experience as you can and build up your resume.

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