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Mary Coy

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: White Willow Events
Company/Organization website: http://www.whitewilloweventsia.com
Title: Intern
Destination: Des Moines
Timeframe: Summer 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assisted with preparation and execution of events, mostly weddings, in the Des Moines area! Responsible for set-up and tear-down of events. Also, sat in on client meetings, style shoots, mock ups, etc.

I accomplished...
Learning how to transform a bride's vision into life for their big day!

I learned...
Hard work will get you a long way, put in the extra hours and you will gain a lot more from the experience.

Advice for others...
Apply, apply, apply! Many people get too stuck on their "dream company" and over look other companies. Have an open mind when you're going in for interviews and be honest about your expectations and experience level. Don't be afraid to admit that you're not sure how to do something, but just be willing to show up and learn all that you can!

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