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Lauren Nelson

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services

Company/Organization: Admissions Early Outreach at Iowa State University
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Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Spring

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I was responsible for...
Group Visit Intern: I primarily help our middle school counselor plan and host middle school students from all over Iowa on our campus. I am responsible for a number of tasks during group visits including collecting contact cards, giving campus visits, and assisting with the transportation and supervision of students.

I accomplished...
I have improved my public speaking skills greatly while in this role as a result of giving announcements, giving tours, and managing large groups.

I learned...
I have learned that not everything always goes as according to plan, so it is important to always be on top of your game. The more planning and preparation you put into an event, the more successful it will be.

Advice for others...
My advice is to take a step out of your comfort zone and stay open-minded!

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