Ever wanted to be an event coordinator? If so, go find an internship that will prepare you for the challenges and benefits that come with being an event coordinator. Simpson senior David Adams from Palm Springs, Calif. is currently interning with the Des Moines Area Sports Commission. Adams is a political science and integrated marketing communications major with a sports administration minor.
As an intern with the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, Adams is in charge of the preparation and promotions of events. He assists the organization in setting up for events and hosting the events. A large part of his internship involves the marketing behind the events. Adams creates documents to raise awareness, promotional materials and marketing tactics for events.
Utilizing skills from student media sources is a great way for students to gain knowledge to put into their internship. Adams worked on the advertising team for the Simpsonian. He has been able to apply these skills into his promotional work and writing for his internship.
He offered up some advice for future students as they seek an internship, “Be aware and consistent throughout the internship process. Keeping the contact person aware of your application is important. Sometimes e-mailing isn’t enough, you need to take the extra step to get the interview or call back.”
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