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Rose Kiplinger

Major: Hospitality Management



Year: Senior
Hometown/State: Wheaton, IL

Type of experience: Part-time Job
Company/Organization: Iowa State University Dining
Company/Organization website: http://www.dining.iastate.edu/places/venue?id=15
Title: Student Employee
Destination: Veterinary Medicine building
Timeframe: August 2015-December 2015

Advisor/Coordinator Email: celbert@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I was in charge of keeping the location stocked, making custom sandwiches, learning how to make different espresso drinks, and serving food to customers.

I accomplished...
The thing that I am most proud of is being able to memorize how to make almost all of the different espresso drinks.

My most valuable effort...
The location will be expanding starting in the summer so I worked with the management to provide input on space utilization.

I will never forget...
Getting to know the customers made things much more enjoyable, it's nice for people to appreciate what you do so much.

Advice for others...
Focus on your job and don't let your feelings for people you work with or for get in the way of doing the best work you can do.

I first learned about this career-building experience from...
I had previously worked for ISU dining.

I landed this assignment by...
I reached out to the managment at this location.

I wanted this experience because...
I liked the location how it was small and you worked closely with the same people all the time.

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