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Jordan Childs

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Hyperion Field Club
Company/Organization website: http://www.hyperionfc.com
Destination: Johnston
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Meeting with clients to make sure we have everything in order for their event. Setting up the day of the event for the event. Being in charge of the staff and making sure things get done correctly and at a timely matter. Work the event, make sure the event is running smoothly. Tear down the event and get ready for the next event.

I accomplished...
One of the greats accomplishments I have done is learn how to gain respect from staff and also be their friend. I notice with working at other places many of my past bosses have struggled with picking favorites and making it noticeable. When working at Hyperion I have an amazing role model to show me that it is possible to be friends and their boss and have things run smoothly.

I learned...
I have learned what it takes to be 'the boss' and how difficult it really is to have staff members under you and make sure to teach them and not just tell them.

Advice for others...
Future advice I would have is to not be afraid to express your creativity. There are many ideas you may be thinking that might make things better than others didn't think of, and just because you are the intern doesn't mean you can't make things great.

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