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Isabel Hernandez

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: ISU Catering
Company/Organization website: http://www.catering.iastate.edu/
Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Fall 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
 Assist with the process of confirming catering orders  Entering and updating catering contracts in the Event Master management system  Distributing contracts to the proper departments, and preparing and sending invoices post-event for catering clients  Provide professional customer service when assisting catering clients with new catering

I accomplished...
I like to think that my knowledge in catering has grown so much, I have seen and worked from the moment an event gets booked to the actual event, being able to see what takes to make an event happen it is such a great experience, I am so thankful I was able to do my internship with ISU Catering!

I learned...
Some of the biggest things that I have learned through my experience here is that team work is so important, from entering the order to the cooks making the food to the students serving the food, everyone needs to be on the same page to be able to carry out a successful event.

Advice for others...
Explore your options! Apply for the internship! be confident and be you! Talk to your peers and exchange ideas, take any mistake or issue that comes your way as a learning experience, this is just the beginning of your adventure as a young professional, be like a sponge an absorb any knowledge you can!

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