One week down!

May 13, 2011
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Hi everyone!  With my first week winding down, I thought I would introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what I will be doing this summer here at the Blue Ribbon Foundation.  First of all, my name is Kristen O’Connor, and I am from Prairie City, Iowa.  I will be a senior at UNI in the fall, majoring in Marketing.  I am the new Special Projects Intern, and after only a week, I can already tell you that this is going to be a busy summer!

As the Special Projects Intern, my main responsibility is coordinating anything and everything when it comes to the volunteers that help us out during Fair time.  How many people is that, you ask?  Well I am finishing up my mailing list, and there are over 500 names.  Pretty crazy, right?  A lot of people don’t realize just how much work goes into planning the Iowa State Fair, and I am just tiny part of it.

Even though this summer is going to be busy, I already have a feeling that this is going to be one of the best.  Not many people get to say that they have worked behind the scenes at the Iowa State Fair.  I feel very lucky to be able to be a part of this, and I already can’t wait until the first day of the Fair, August 11th!

I’ll be posting next week about volunteering at the Fair, so make sure you check back soon if you are interested in learning more!