Mackenzie Andrews

Major: Event Management
Company/Organization: Iowa Veterans Home
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Destination: Marshalltown/IA
Timeframe: Spring
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I managed events for the residents in all buildings based on their ability to do things and the results from a survey I created. It was exciting, because these events are what the residents look forward to and I loved seeing the familiar faces!


I met so many amazing people! I learned about so many different career paths and how they have gotten to where they are.

Learning experience

Be attentive. I have learned that being there and listening is the most important things you can do. Building relationships with your peers is such a great way to build lots of connections.

What advice would you give?

Please try things out of your comfort zone. I have been unsure about things I have done such as work experience, classes, etc. Trying something new opened my eyes to new careers paths within my major.

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