Major: Hospitality Management
Company/Organization website: https://www.center.iastate.edu/
Title: Catering Manager
Timeframe: Summer 2017
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
Supervising daily tasks in food service. Planning event timelines for conferences, meetings, and receptions. Manage workflow for prepping events and cleaning up. I have been learning various tasks with building crew in setting up/tearing down equipment.
The greatest accomplishment that I have from my job is planning table diagrams for an event and being able to fully manage the event by myself. I have loved the opportunity to be independent and have the ability to test out my skills!
One of the largest lessons that I have learned was having unity in the work place. I have experienced how vital it is to work together as one team and help one another. Sometimes, I have the urge to be independent and work without others, but this is unhelpful in many ways. If I ask others to work alongside me and practice interdependence it helps everyone to know what there part is and work together!
Advice for others...
Be willing to initiate with employers and grow strong connections. Put your name out there and be flexible with what others want to teach you! There is so much to learn and so many different ways to learn in our industry. Be available and teachable.