Lexie Rieken

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Iowa State University Memorial Union
Company/Organization website: https://www.mu.iastate.edu/
Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring 2024
Advisor/Coordinator Email: jbeyer@iastate.edu


Training and assisting with onboarding staff, supervision of the assistant coordinator inbox, regularly checking in on events, assisting with planning large-scale events such as: weddings, concerts, receptions, galas, and other departmental events. Independently work events that range from 30-120 attendees, with the regular coordination of larger events with the assistance of full-time staff.


My greatest accomplishment during my internship experience was fostering a great work environment and community. Whether planning work outings or advocating for our student staff, I always try my best to be a great role model for the people around me.

Learning experience

I learned the importance of self. It's important to remain professional while also remaining true to yourself. Finding a balance between my professional self and personal self was the greatest lesson I've learned.

What advice would you give?

Event Management is special because it is diverse. Don't be afraid to go after what you want because it differs from your peers! Whether you dream of working concerts, managing sports stadiums, or planning beauty pageants, there's a place for you at Iowa State and in the Event Management program.

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