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Sarah Gardner

Major: Hospitality Management



Company/Organization: Okoboji Barz, INC
Company/Organization website: https://www.parksmarina.com
Destination: Okoboji, IA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: celbert@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Managing staff, training new employees, ensuring customer satisfaction, and ordering new inventory at serval company locations. In addition, I also worked as a bartender and waitress on occasion.

I accomplished...
Keeping a positive attitude and maintains staff morale while working long hours.

I learned...
My internship taught me that I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to. Some days there were challenges that made me want to give up, but I worked through them and have become stronger than I ever was because of this experience.

Advice for others...
Take as many opportunities to experience work in your desired field. It will give you a better opportunity to see what you do and do not like.

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