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West Michigan Sports Commission

Event Operations Intern

May - June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked that I was forced to think on my own and able to be in charge of my projects given to me. I was able to put pieces together for a whole Opening Ceremony and be involved with the core planning. It was so rewarding working for a month and a half, and then seeing all my hard work come together in a day.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more stuff to do through the first couple weeks of May. A lot of my tasks were last minute things to be figured out, so I struggled finding something to work on until we were about 3 weeks out.

Advice

If you're interested in event operations, I highly recommend this Internship. I learned how to effectively reach out to people that we wanted involved during the ceremony and I learned how to be even more organized than I already was. Not only was I able to do operations stuff, I also took the role of reaching out to vendors to come out and be in our "Athlete Village" prior to the ceremony.
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Operations Intern

June - August 2020 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The office space and the team I worked under! They were so nice, supportive, and fun to work with.

What I wish was different

I wish the coronavirus pandemic hadn't changed the dynamic of the internship, but no one had control over that. I wish I had seen some more action.

Advice

Own it and be confident with yourself!
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Accountant Intern

January - July 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed being part of a team and having a job that was more directed towards my field of study.

What I wish was different

Advice

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