Kacie Mandernach

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Toast
Company/Organization website: https://www.toastankeny.com/
Destination: Ankeny, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring 2024
Advisor/Coordinator Email: jbeyer@iastate.edu


My responsibilities during my internship is to keep in contact with the lead event planner, adhering to any needs or requests they might have. I also check in with clients and see that they are doing okay throughout their event, if they have any issues it's my job to resolve that, if able.


My greatest accomplishments and goals during my internship is to ensure the client have a stress-free event. It's my job to be quick on my feet and fix any issues or problems that may arise.

Learning experience

The greatest lessons I have learned from my experience is not all clients are the same. Everyone has different wants and needs, and it's our job to best accommodate those wants and needs.

What advice would you give?

Some advice I'd like to share for future students in Event Management would be to always smile when working onsite, even when you might not feel like it, and to get to know vendors! They might be helping you find your long-term job.

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