Amber Schmidt

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Jackson County Fairgrounds
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Destination: Maquoketa, IA
Timeframe: Summer
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My daily job duties consist of answering the phone, helping people who walk into the office, planning events, set-up and clean-up, create flyers and advertisements,ordering things for the fair along with pop orders. My job is different each day because they give me new things each day as I progress through my internship.


I got to plan my own event during the fair. I choose to do a bubble station to try to attract younger people with little kids to show them the fair is for everyone. I got the majority of the bubbles donated however I created my own bubble solution to make Giant bubbles with a homemade bubble wand!

What advice would you give?

Make sure you ask a lot of questions it is better to ask than to guess. Its the only way to learn new things and if you make mistakes don't worry about it you will get right the next time. Your supervisor is there to help you and to teach you so don't be intimidated of them!

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