Kendra Bastian

Major: Event Management
Minor/option/emphasis: Hospitality Management
Company/Organization: Riverside Bible Camp
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Destination: Story City, IA
Timeframe: Spring
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As the Events Intern, I was responsible for providing the team with new and creative ideas in terms of event execution, design, set-up, and schedules. I was involved in event logistics before, during, and after events, and was in charge of gathering event materials and delegating set-up tasks to other staff. Not only was I involved with the on-site events, but I also got to coordinate with the volunteer event coordinator for our off-site annual Gala. This included procuring sponsorship items for our live and silent auctions, menu tasting and building, and event design.


My greatest accomplishment from this experience was the execution of our Annual Riverside Gala. From procuring 23 auction items, bundling the items into desirable packages, menu tasting and building, and event design, it all came together for a beautiful evening of fundraising for the camp.

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