I have an interest in planning events. I told our LTI (learning though internships) coordinator, David, and he got me a shadow day at The Events Company back in January. He had a business card of Nicole’s, that’s how he knew about this company. My first day at The Events Company I was nervous but Nicole made me feel very welcomed and comfortable. I remember I made centerpieces that day. I enjoyed my first day so much that I asked if I could come back to do an internship for the rest of the school year. Nicole agreed to let me intern with her and I started coming to the office every Tuesday and Thursday. I eventually had to stop coming on Tuesdays about halfway through, because I took a college class at SUNY Morrisville.
The staff here has been very nice and helpful to me. They have taught me how to make centerpieces, build storyboards, organize/clean the back room or the cage (where they store props), also do many things on the computer. I had fun redecorating the show room by changing the linens and putting centerpieces together. I have learned how to make professional phone calls and as well as act professionally. When Nicole was not in, I would work with Alyssa, the project manager. I have worked with everyone here or have helped them with one of their projects or events. I also sat in on many meetings with clients or potential clients, and although I really didn't say much I still caught on to how to speak in a professional way.
It was fun when we got to visit restaurants and taste their food to see if we would potentially do business with them. I really liked those days. Other fun times were when Nicole or Alyssa took me to the venue where an event was going to be held and I had a chance to help set up. I have very much enjoyed working on weekends and Tuesdays and Thursdays during my internship time. I had a lot of fun and have learned many useful things that will help me in my future. Hopefully, I will be able to intern here again when the next school year starts in September. Thank you very much!
Photo: courtesy Zeina Akl