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Miriah Pettus

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Boyt Harness Company
Company/Organization website: http://www.boytharness.com
Destination: Osceola, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
My internship consisted of mostly marketing, but some event planning as well. I learned to use the backside of a website very well, and learned many different marketing strategies that I did not previously know.

I accomplished...
Partaking in the Pope and Young Biennial Convention was one of my greatest accomplishments during my time as an intern with Boyt Harness Company. Being able to work at a big convention like this one gave me a lot of opportunities to meet many people and become familiar with many companies I had never hear of. The overall experience I gained by working a big convention was great!

I learned...
One of my greatest lessons I learned is to sometimes just skip everyone else when I had a new idea, and go ahead and run it by the lead planners. A couple of my ideas were shot down, but then when I told the lead planners about them, they really liked the idea. Eventually, I just started running my new ideas by the president of the company rather than other people who wouldn't have the final say in the end anyway.

Advice for others...
My advice for future students is to not be afraid to ask questions. Also, if you have a new idea, put it out there. It might get shot down or it may not be successful, but keep sharing your new ideas!

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