Ellie Schmit

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Mason City Chamber of Commerce
Company/Organization website: https://www.masoncityia.com/
Destination: Mason City, IA
Timeframe: Summer
Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu


The social media and event management internship responsibilities include daily posting and tracking of all social media outlets. This involves keeping up to date with the happenings in the city and within the business to share online while trying to boost our following. As for events, I help prepare items for upcoming events, send out emails, organize fine details, and help make sure everything runs smoothly.


The greatest accomplishment of this experience so far is seeing an event run smoothly after all of the hard work that was put into it. It is amazing to see everything come together and be successful for other peoples enjoyment.

What advice would you give?

Try to build as many relationships as possible while you are completing your internship. These work relationships have great potential to help you learn even more from other peoples perspectives. Stay organized and on top of your work tasks, but also remember to have fun!

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