We are so lucky to have interns spend their fall semester with us and today we wanted to turn the spotlight on them before they leave us!
Where are you from: Philadelphia, PA
Where are you at school: I’m a senior at American University in Washington, D.C.
Did you always want to be in the events industry: No, I initially wanted to become an art curator or an art educator. I became interested in the events industry after I had the privilege of interning with the Special Events Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I absolutely loved the detailing and organizational aspects involved in preparing as well as the fast pace of events. Since then, I’ve wanted to be a part of the events industry.
What has been your favorite part of your internship: My favorite part of this internship is definitely being able to attend the events. It’s such a great feeling to be able to see everything come together after weeks of preparation. Every event is different, so it’s a nice change of scenery.
What was your favorite moment during your internship: I love that event planning isn’t a full-time desk job. My favorite moments have definitely been preparing the physical favors, like wedding baskets and stuffing invitations. It allows you to add your own touch and some creativity to the overall design of the items.
Where are you from: Hunt Valley, MD.
Where are you at school: I’m currently a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, but I am graduating in a couple of weeks, so I’m at the home stretch!
Did you always want to be in the events industry: I realized I wanted to be in this industry while I was a student at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I would walk around the city on the weekends and I would see bridal parties taking pictures left and right. It was all so glamorous. That’s when I knew I wanted to help brides plan their big day.
What has been your favorite part of your internship: Coming into the office and feeling like I’m at home is my favorite part of my internship. I love walking through the office door every morning because I know I’m always going to have a good time with everyone. There’s so much positive energy in the office, I actually think it’s impossible for me to be anything but happy when I’m here.
What was your favorite moment during your internship: Working on-site at one of our October weddings was definitely the highlight of my experience here. It was so rewarding to see how all of the work we do at the office was translated into “day-of” operations.