Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Ames Visitors and Convention Bureau
Company/Organization website: https://www.thinkames.com
Destination: Ames, Iowa
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
As the Events and Registration intern, I work in Excel to create name tags exported onto templates, make and record event surveys, and organize and edit accounts in our event inbox.
I have had lots of accomplishments so far during this internship, but I think my greatest one is learning how use our event registration site. It was very challenging to me at first but now that I finally have the hang of it, it is a great feeling!
My greatest lesson learned from my experience is that you have to have lots of communication. There are so many people in different departments working on the same event as you, and if you do not effectively communicate to them, things can get misinterpreted, setting back the event progress.
Advice for others...
Advice to future students thinking about what types of internships they want, I would recommend this for one if you are thinking more about the corporate or city chamber event planning side. It is great experience and you work with some really great people too!