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Kim Bassett

Major: Event Management



Company/Organization: Iowa Lottery
Company/Organization website: https://www.ialottery.com
Destination: Clive Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: rmcclain@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Marketing internship - traveling around the state of Iowa for roughly 35 pop-up events - organize and pack merchandise to give away at each event - track sales of lottery tickets at each event - work with retailers to ensure the events run smoothly and the customers are happy - educating people on the summer promotion called "summer of silverado" - work with various people in the marketing department to get a well rounded internship experience - spent some time with graphic design guru, Brad, getting to create my own design for the website

I accomplished...
I have accomplished SO much from this internship but I would have to say that the greatest accomplishment is my ability to create a graphic design for the Iowa lottery's website which will actually be used on the website! This is something I have always had an interest in so it was very fun and eye opening to create something of my own for a real business.

I learned...
I have learned the importance of professionalism in the work place. During this internship I am the face of the Iowa Lottery so I had to learn how to carry myself in a professional yet approachable way. This is a lesson I feel will really be able to translate into other jobs that I have in the future.

Advice for others...
My advice for you guys would be to focus on yourself during any internship and make sure that you are actually being given the opportunity to grown. I never realized how much an internship could mean for someone until I started this internship. It has been SUCH an amazing growing experience for me and I really hope that other students can have this same experience as me.

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