How did you find your internship or full-time position?
What were some of your daily job duties?
Currently my daily job is comprised of two aspects. The first is the marketing side of the business. I am working alongside my supervisor to look for new marketing initiatives to expand the company to more clients and a wider range of events. This included researching the current marketing as well as applying what I have found through new creatives and once the new website is developed drive more people to the website. The other side of my daily duties is assisting daily operations of the event planning business. This includes contacting vendors, clients and also conducting pre research of events of what things are going to cost based upon what the client wants.
What did you like most about your position?
As I am interested in event planning this is the perfect position for me to really get a further understanding of multiple aspects of the industry. On one side I get to experience first hand of what it takes to create an event from start to finish and on the other hand I also get to apply my marketing experience to the business and see that side as well.
Did anything surprise you about the interviewing process or how you located your position?
The process was extremely quick which I was surprised at. The first internship I did over the summer the process took numerous phone calls and talking to various people. However, this internship was just an application, interview and then I was offered the job on the spot.
Reflecting on your overall experience, what activities /experiences were helpful in providing some direction about your future career path and goals?
The most beneficial part is when I get to interact with vendors and clients. I have done extracurricular activities at school planning events however I wanted to see if it was similar and if I would still like it outside of school in the real world, and in turn I do and this is the path I want to go upon graduation.
Do you have any tips for other students that are considering an internship or seeking full-time employment?
As this is my second internship I think they are extremely helpful. My first internship was for Marketing Operations and from this experience I learned that it was definitely not what I wanted to do. I am so happy I decided to take a chance and try a second internship in a completely different field and it turns out that this is the path I would like to pursue.