Maia Bloom

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Iowa State Alumni Center
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Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer 2023
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Assist with and supervise event setup and teardown including room setup, audio visual, and equipment as needed Draft agreements, invoices, banquet event orders, and diagrams Day to day logistical planning including event staffing and student lists Communicate with clients, caterers, vendors, and event staff Save and an onsite client contact, vendor contact, and supervisor during events. Includes supervising event staff, building maintenance, room temperature control, building access, and general building readiness. Work as a shift lead on set-up or event shifts with Alumni Center event staff


One of my proudest moments/greatest accomplishments was hearing from several clients how great their events were and how appreciative they were of all our work. It is always a great feeling to know your hard work has paid off and you have satisfied a client.

Learning experience

My greatest lessons learned during the internship experience was learning more about the behind the scenes of what goes into planning an event and communicating with clients, vendors, and caterers when something goes wrong or is needed from me.

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