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Calley Hagen

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design


Minor/option/emphasis: Event Management

Company/Organization: Maven Events/Floral/Styling
Company/Organization website: http://www.mavenstyling.com
Destination: Minneapolis, MN
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
During the week days I would work on; excel assignments, run errands, organize studio, help with wedding designs, process floral, make floral arrangements, etc. On the weekends I usually worked an event, typically a wedding. At the event we made sure everything went smoothly following a timeline. We made sure all vendors showed up and was doing what they were suppose to be doing. We helped set up the decor if it was a full planning service wedding.

I accomplished...
Was able to lean more about the event industry. By the end of the internship I flew solo as the venue coordinator for a wedding at Mavens studio.

I learned...
I learned that I like more of a hands on job that is artistic. I also realized that I am good working with customers and am good at problem solving. I learned what I liked and what I didn't like about this industry and company that I will take with me for my next job.

Advice for others...
My advice is to take Retail math before internships because many merchandising internships require it. I would also recommend networking, you hear it all the time but reach out to connections on jobs because it truly helps. My other advice is to apply apply apply, you can't get an internship without applying and every interview will help you for the next.

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