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Leah Osmonson

Major: Event Management

Company/Organization: Eurofins
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Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Fall

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I was responsible for...
-Assist with tradeshow research on a regional and national level -Potentially manage small-scale regional tradeshows throughout coordination process -Follow up per show on lead retrieval to ensure timely input into CRM system -Assist with group hotel and dining reservations per national trade-show -Participate in development of tradeshow and events process based on feedback obtained -Occasionally conduct RFP process to source meeting locations

I accomplished...
Getting the opportunity to manage tradeshow coordination from start to end. Before coming into this internship, I had no previous experience with tradeshows so this is a pretty big accomplishment.

I learned...
Patience is definitely the key to success. It could be frustrating when someone would submit a tradeshow request very last minute but you just have to push through it and be as patient as possible.

Advice for others...
If you are interested in tradeshows at all, this is an incredible opportunity to get experience with that. I found this internship on linkedin so I recommend looking at linkedin for future internships or job opportunities.

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