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Ellie Schmit

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Mason City Chamber of Commerce
Company/Organization website: https://www.masoncityia.com/
Destination: Mason City, IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
The social media and event management internship responsibilities include daily posting and tracking of all social media outlets. This involves keeping up to date with the happenings in the city and within the business to share online while trying to boost our following. As for events, I help prepare items for upcoming events, send out emails, organize fine details, and help make sure everything runs smoothly.

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment of this experience so far is seeing an event run smoothly after all of the hard work that was put into it. It is amazing to see everything come together and be successful for other peoples enjoyment.

I learned...
One of the greatest lessons I've learned is that in order to have a successful event, you have to think of every little detail that goes into planning the event. There are many different aspects that need to be put together, so staying organized is very important in the planning process. Another lesson I learned is that it is important to always have a backup plan. Something may fall through last minute or not work out as planned, so having a backup plan in case this happens will help tremendously in the success of an event.

Advice for others...
Try to build as many relationships as possible while you are completing your internship. These work relationships have great potential to help you learn even more from other peoples perspectives. Stay organized and on top of your work tasks, but also remember to have fun!

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