Lorena Rodriguez

Major: Event Management
Minor/option/emphasis: Hospitality Management
Company/Organization: Make-A-Wish
Company/Organization website: https://iowa.wish.org/
Destination: Urbandale, IA
Timeframe: Spring
Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu


At my internship at Make-A-Wish I was given duties and responsibilities like creating documents and presentations for the galas. Contacting donors for the auctions held at the galas. Actively participating pre and post event meetings giving feedback and helping with ideas for future events.


During my internship at Make-A-Wish I improved my communication skills. Calling and speaking with donors and sponsores was on of my biggest fears and I've learned to be confident and fee comfortable doing it.

What advice would you give?

For future students I would say to be confident in what you know and let you supervisors know you are willing to learn and that you can do anything they need you to do.

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