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Madeline Albers

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau
Company/Organization website: https://www.thinkames.com/
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assist with event planning and execution for a variety of Ames area sporting events, data entry for different events, communicate with local service groups for volunteers to assist for events, work with member businesses on individual requests, other administrative duties, etc.

I accomplished...
One of my greatest accomplishments during my experience at my internship was helping plan for and working the Odyssey of the Mind event that comes to Ames every other year. I helped with a lot of the pre planning, and also worked during the event as a building supervisor on site of the event.

I learned...
One of the biggest lessons I have learned during my experience is how important it is to have a timeline of tasks that need to be completed by a certain deadline, and the amount of time and effort it takes to pre plan for events and inclusion of all the little details.

Advice for others...
Take initiative to take on roles that will help you gain more experience, even if it's something you think you won't be able to do, you can do it!

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