My responsibilities during this internship are to help plan, prepare, set up, and run various events with the company. This often includes contacting rental businesses, researching catering, working the registration booth, etc. I am doing my best to assist the marketing team in coordinating their events for 2022.
The greatest accomplishment I achieved during this internship experience was planning an event from start to finish. I have currently been working on an exhibition event at our main branch. It has been a great learning experience to work on the graphics, layout, social media posts, and working with vendors. I have not yet seen this event's completion, but I look forward to all the skills I will learn from this experience.
The greatest lesson I have learned from this internship experience is that it is okay to not understand everything when giving your best effort. I have found that in my current position, I am not expected to know the full process of this company or industry. Determination to learn and problem solve has helped me significantly more than hours of training. Individuals are awarded for their determination and willingness to give the effort over mostly anything else.
What advice would you give?
My advice to future students in my major would be to explore an aspect of event planning in which you would not necessarily see yourself working. Every industry hosts events and meetings, but it is a learning experience to understand the challenges and tasks of a particular coordination area. It will help you understand how to be a problem solver, even in an industry you know little to nothing about.