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Derrik Wallace

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Boone County Chamber of Commere
Company/Organization website: http://www.booneiowa.us/
Destination: Boone, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
As the Boone County Chamber of Commerce's Event Intern, my primary responsibility included working with chamber members and chamber staff. Each day consists of basic office task, as well as creating marketing techniques and designs for the multiple events the chamber hosts, we also spend a day organizing the office.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment from my internship is being able to use my creative side while learning to work with new software. I have created multiple marketing publications to be used for event in Boone County, and its great to see how much my work is appreciated.

I learned...
My greatest lesson learned from my internship is to ask questions. This is becasue you don't know the business or industry realm as much as they do, so they will be able to give you a starting point for many questions you have.

Advice for others...
My advice is to bring in new industry trends they love to learn what is new and how to incorporate them into the industry. Don't be afraid to put forth your creativity, design, and industry knowledge and take risks.

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