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Mikaela Lighty

Student at Iowa State University majoring in Event Management
I am a senior at Iowa State University studying Event Management with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies. I have a passion for weddings as well as other special events. I enjoy seeing the spark in the client's face when the event comes together.
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Mikaela Lighty named to Iowa State University College of Human Sciences Spring 2018 Dean's List

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences Dean's List honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students who made the list in the spring of 2018 include: Mi...

June, 13 2018 - Verified by Iowa State University
Mikaela Lighty named to Iowa State University College of Human Sciences Fall 2017 Dean's List

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences Dean's List honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students who made the list in the fall of 2017 include: Mika...

February, 15 2018 - Verified by Iowa State University
Mikaela Lighty selected to serve on College of Human Sciences Study Abroad Resource Team

Mikaela Lighty of Solon, Iowa, is one of five students who have been named to serve on the College of Human Sciences Study Abroad Resource Team for the 2017-18 academic year. Members of the Study ...

December, 04 2017 - Verified by Iowa State University
Mikaela Lighty awarded 2017-18 College of Human Sciences scholarship

Mikaela Lighty of Solon, IA (52333), has received the Transfer Impact Scholarship from the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences for the 2017-18 academic year. Lighty is studying event ma...

October, 09 2017 - Verified by Iowa State University
Iowa State University College of Human Sciences announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences Dean's List honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students who made the list in the spring of 2017 include: Mi...

June, 22 2017 - Verified by Iowa State University
Mikaela Lighty wins first place in the Business Idea Pitch Contest category at Iowa State University Entrepreneurship Showcase

Mikaela Lighty of Solon, IA, was honored with an award at the Entrepreneurship Showcase hosted by the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences. Lighty, a junior in event management at Iowa ...

May, 15 2017 - Verified by Iowa State University
Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society Initiates Mikaela Lighty at Iowa State University

Mikaela Lighty of Solon, IA (52333), has been initiated into the Phi Upsilon Omicron honor society for students studying family and consumer sciences. Lighty, who is studying event management at Io...

April, 27 2017 - Verified by Iowa State University
Mikaela Lighty was recognized for earning an academic award
Dean's List
Spring 2017 - Added by Mikaela
Mikaela Lighty was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Spring 2017 - Added by Mikaela
Mikaela Lighty was recognized for earning a scholarship
College of Human Science Scholarship
Spring 2017 - Added by Mikaela
Mikaela Lighty was recognized for earning a scholarship
Marjorie McKinley Memorial Scholarship
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 - Added by Mikaela
Mikaela Lighty was recognized for studying abroad
Studied abroad in Bahamas over spring break of 2017.
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Mikaela Lighty was recognized for earning an academic award
Hospitality and Restaurant Management 2.0 Certified
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Sales Associate at Sam’s Club #6568
January 2018 - Present
Junior Captain (Intern) at JX Event Venues

Execute floor sets for the duration of the week
Cleaning duties
A/V setup during events
Ambiance lighting changes throughout the events
Having a strong guest interaction as well as security throughout the event

May 2017 - August 2017
Marketing Representative at Insomnia Cookies L.L.C.
• Excite students and portray positive image of Insomnia Cookies’ brand on campus • Identify key groups and organizations on campus, special days, etc. • Build relationships with campus media (TV, radio, newspapers, etc.) • Source on campus and local events, festivals, sporting events, etc. • Distribute all marketing collateral throughout campus and the local community
October 2016 - May 2017
The Cafe - Catering Assistant at Kirkwood Community College
• Managed catering supplies and equipment and assisted event set-up • Delivering excellent customer service, dealing with enquiries in a professional manner
August 2015 - May 2016
Barista at Kirkwood Community College
Welcomes customers by determining their coffee interests and needs. Educates customers by presenting and explaining the coffee drink menu; answering questions. Sells coffees by explaining differences in coffee beans and coffee preparation machines. Prepares and sells coffee drinks by following prescribed recipes and preparation techniques for coffee drinks, such as, expresso, expresso lungo, caffe latte, and cappuccino. Maintains inventories by replenishing coffee bean supply; stocking coffee brewing equipment; maintaining supplies, pastries, and cookies for coffee bar. Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs. Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and sanitation regulations. Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes; maintaining and improving the appearance of the store and coffee bar. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading coffee, retail trade, and food service publications; maintaining personal networks. Enhances coffee shop reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
August 2015 - Present
Lead Teacher at Before and After School
• Monitoring and care taking children between the ages of 6 to 12. • Planned daily activities for 90 consecutive days during summer break by using Pinterest.
August 2009 - Present
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