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Kristin Jensen

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Center Grove Apple Orchard
Company/Organization website: https://centergroveorchard.com/
Destination: Cambridge, IA
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
-Contact for CGO events during the week nights and weekends -Management, Planning, and Execution of Events -Help with scheduling events such as performers, group nights, campfires, or welcome porch reservations. -Handling and returning phone calls and emails regarding events and groups

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment to date at my internship was helping execute a large group night we had. We had about 70 attendees, and my boss and I were in charge of getting them on the hayrack, train ride, fed, and then giving them time to play. It went well, and the hostess of the event (which also happens to be the orchard owner's mom), absolutely loved it!

I learned...
The greatest lesson this internship has taught me is expecting the unexpected. There is a great possibility that something is going to go wrong at the last minute, and we always have to have a back-up plan or be thinking quick on our feet to get the problems resolved.

Advice for others...
My advice is to get as many internships and experiences as you can in college. This is now my fourth internship, and each one has taught me something INCREDIBLY different. I went to a nonprofit, to a sports team, to a large corporation, to now a small family owned business, and I think each has given me a different take-away and experience that I can use as I continue on with my future.

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