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Molly Mailahn

Major: Culinary Food Science



Company/Organization: Casey's General Stores
Company/Organization website: https://www.caseys.com/
Destination: Ankeny, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: ebeirman@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I was responsible for reviewing food safety policies, updating nutritional information on various spreadsheet and labels, along with assisting during multiple food photo shoots. I also worked on a summer-long group project with fellow interns.

I accomplished...
I was put in a group during my internship and we had to create a product that we think Casey's would benefit from. We needed to put together a full business plan for our product and give a big presentation to the top executives in the company at the end of the summer.

I learned...
I learned that the majority of the work that you do within a company will involve group work. The key to a successful company is to work cohesively; everything that you do will affect other departments in the company. Since you can't escape teamwork, it's best to get along with your coworkers.

Advice for others...
Always try to have a positive attitude. People are more likely to help the person who is kind to them rather than someone who usually is grumpy.

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