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Sarah Armstrong

Major: Event Management

Company/Organization: Contemporary Services Corporaation
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Title: Event Intern
Destination: Des Moines
Timeframe: Summer 2017

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I was responsible for...
Shadowing event managers and supervisors taking over two small clients, Zoo Brew and in the fall I will take on Urbandale High School. I have been supervising small scale events. Helping as event staff as needed for ticketing, ushering, and crowd management purposes. I travel to many different venues to learn about them and how my company plays a role during events.

I accomplished...
Taking over Zoo Brew as a client by myself and supervising it each Wednesday on a weekly basis. This was one of the first things that I have done on my own and so this was a big accomplishment for me.

I learned...
The abilities of staff members vary greatly and it is important to realize that when staffing events and planning what each person will do. If you do not consider this you may have areas that you lack in during and event or end up short staffed.

Advice for others...
Think about what kind of experience you want out of your internship, choose something that will expose you to many different things so you can get a feel for what you enjoy doing.

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