Caysie Johnson

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Copper Beech Townhomes
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Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer 2021
Advisor/Coordinator Email: briaj


Develop and implement resident retention programs (i.e. resident functions, special promotions, monthly newsletter, etc.), plan events, budget events following monthly budget plans, execute events. Responsible for overseeing all aspects of resident relations, leasing and marketing at the property. Ensure staff leasing techniques are effective in obtaining closure, follow up procedures met, signing/documentation of leases and reporting systems are accurate and up to date, deal with resident complaints, concerns, and requests to ensure resident satisfaction, audit all lease files to ensure adherence to policies and procedures.


Gaining the freedom to be trusted to do assignments on my own without complete supervision. It was exciting and empowering to know that I could be trusted to plan and execute events on my own without having to hold someone’s hand through the process. Another great accomplishment of mine is taking part in the leasing team, helping our team bring our fall pre-lease to over 90% through the use of marketing, communication, and sales.

Learning experience

Have trust in your supervisors. They will teach you everything you need to know, and you need to trust the process of learning. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask them!

What advice would you give?

Advice that I have for future Event Management students is to be confident. Know that if you are with the right company, they are going to help you succeed. You are working for them to help them, and they are there to teach you because at the end of the day they want the best for you and their company!

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