Mary Kate Crowley

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: State Historical Museum of Iowa
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Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer
Advisor/Coordinator Email:


As the event intern here, I accompany the event coordinator in assisting with all events. I help with any tasks needed including running errands, meeting with clients, and setting up for events.


So far my greatest accomplishment here is when I was a lead for an event. I got to check in with everyone prior to the event to make sure everything was in order. I still had my supervisor there to keep an eye on me and help me if needed.

What advice would you give?

I would say to just be yourself in interviews and ask lots of questions on the job. Don't be afraid to make mistakes because being an intern is all about learning. Also remember to stay in touch with the people you work with because they could be a good networking opportunity later in life.

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