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Melissa Wooten

Major: Event Management

Company/Organization: Reiman Gardens
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Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Fall

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I was responsible for...
-Organize special event set-up/ take downs -Assist with planning of special events -Tidy and clean before and after events -Interact and answer various questions with guests on the garden grounds

I accomplished...
Being able to work with people and successfully see events run. It feels like an amazing accomplishment when the event runs smoothly with no problems.

I learned...
The greatest lesson I have learned from my experiences so far is everyone makes mistakes. I am a newer employee at Reiman Gardens so it is okay to make mistakes and learn from them.

Advice for others...
My best advice for future students would be it is okay to ask questions. No one goes into a new job knowing everything they need to be doing so do not be shy when it comes to asking for help. I learned this the hard way when I tried to do new things without asking for help the first time. People are mostly very understanding and will help you out when needed.

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