Haley Huston

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Polk County Health Services
Company/Organization website: pchsia.org
Timeframe: Spring 2021
Advisor/Coordinator Email: briaj


My primary responsibility during my internship has been to assist Alan Rodruck, the Property Manager, in his daily responsibilities. Some specific responsibilities I have taken on in my training include visiting homes, assisting with implementing the strategic plan for communications, attending regular meetings, managing invoices, receipts, and tracking expenditures, and more.


My most significant accomplishment during my internship would be making all the personal connections with the staff and organization. My main goal in the internship was to complete tasks as needed and gain valuable relationships that I may network with in the future. I believe I have accomplished these goals as I have gotten to know and understand each PCHS staff member and their role in the organization. I have valued team meetings and even Board Meetings, as I have made connections with board members.

Learning experience

The greatest lesson that I have learned from my internship would be to always be transparent in communication. A couple of times, I could have asked more questions about my tasks to ensure that I deliver what is wanted. Another small lesson that I have learned would always be to carry your key cards and any necessities. I was disappointed in myself when I locked my key card in the storage room and needed Al to come to help me out. It was a small lesson I learned that I would carry into my future endeavors.

What advice would you give?

Some advice that I have for future students in my major would always be punctual, always showing respect, and enjoying the time you have with your team. I highly recommend leaving your house early, arriving at your destination early, and ultimately just being prepared and punctual. It would be best if you always showed respect to the staff and organization that you work for. These things go noticed and are appreciated when evaluating your performance. Lastly, I would encourage students to live in the moment and value their time they have with their internship or career in the industry. It is essential to make lasting impressions and be happy with the quality of work you put forward. Make the most of the time you have!

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