Nikol Lopez Llantuy

Major: Hospitality Management
Company/Organization: Iowa State University, School of Education
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Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: September to December
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 Assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the LINC and ICCLI programs, including communication, logistics, and outreach.  Coordinate the hospitality aspects of all LINC and ICCLI monthly sessions, including lodging, locations, travel, catering, room set-up, a/v needs, etc.  Other duties as assigned.


Learned about ICLI and LINC programs, which aim to grow relationships among Iowa State Colleges and promote cooperation with community college presidents, as well as recognize and develop leadership abilities. Assist in the success of ICLI and Linc sessions by communicating with service providers and building customer relationships. Decrease food waste through the optimization of catering processes and in consequence decrease the budget spent.

Learning experience

I learned about ICLI and LINC programs, catering services, lodging, and food organizations in the state of Iowa. Developed communication and outreach skills as well as procurement and reimbursement processes at a university level.

What advice would you give?

Looking for opportunities on campus or within the Ames area can be very beneficial in terms of time efficiency and transportation. An organized schedule is very helpful as well as prioritizing tasks and keeping constant communication with supervisors. Be aware of all the responsibilities you are assigned for both work and student duties.

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