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Rhetta Wenk

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Celebrations Party & Rental
Company/Organization website: http://celebrationsames.com/
Title: Intern
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Spring 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I organized the store as well as orders we had going out, had consultations with brides regarding rentals, set up events and shows, pressed linens, and prepared balloon bouquets.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment was when I went with the manager and owner to set up for a bridal show in February and got to do the start-to-finish set up and tear down of the event. It was a great learning experience!

I learned...
The greatest lesson I learned is that patience is key, it doesn't help anyone if you're overly stressed out. As long as you have a plan and are a good problem solver, you can make just about anything happen.

Advice for others...
My advice would be to really try to find an internship somewhere that you're interested in, but don't be afraid to branch out. When I started my internship I was only interested in the bridal aspect of things but now that I've been there a while I've found that I enjoy almost everything that I do!

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