After a great vacation I am finally back at school and ready to start the final trimester of year. Lets Go!
TODAY I GRADUATE FROM JWU!!!
Today is a very exciting day because today I officially graduate from JWU! I am so excited and nervous! I am still without a job, but am eagerly searching and confident that it will work out soon! I am graduating a term earlier than expected with a Bachelor Degree in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management and a 3.94 GPA! I am proud to now call myself a Johnson & Wales Alumni!
So in my internship world, obviously today is my last day as an intern here at the ACS since I am officially done with college, but I will be here as a part-time volunteer for the next month until Gala is through. Oh, and good news, we received our raffle license, so the event is officially on!! YAY!! This internship has been an unforgettable experience and I am honored to have worked with such passionate and amazing people. I love everyone I have met throughout my time here and they have taught me so much! I am confident in my abilities as an event manager and it is all because I was instructed by these wonderful people. I am certain that the Gala will be a success and that we will raise a lot of money in our efforts to find a cure for cancer!
I am in the office today completing my last day as an intern. My family is meeting me for a celebratory lunch, when tomorrow I am off to Albany for a visit at my favorite Aunt’s house.
As I end this amazing journey, I encourage you perspective interns to look into completing your internship at a non-profit organization. It is the most amazing and rewarding experience. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Signing out for good!
Ever white water rafted? What an experience! Choosing the Eco-tourism and adventure tourism concentration was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Miami campus is packed with Wildcat spirit! This is me and my roommate before the final home basketball game! Great season!
Winter trimester has been amazing and I am happy to be finished and ready for spring break - I am going to miss my extraordinary classes and how much fun I had in school this trimester (although I’m sure classes are not going to stop being amazing!)
I really was expecting more excitement this week since it was my last busy and hectic week, but surprisingly it was very mellow and a great way to finish off the trimester. In lab this past week I did a whole buying demo which was awesome. Ever since I wanted to be in fashion, I always said I never wanted to be a buyer…but after this project, I am not ready to push it out of the way just yet!
I am leaving tomorrow for spring break which is exciting because I will be updating everyone with any exciting things I do/eat/see…I am going back to New Jersey for half the break and then to Ohio (a temporary move by my parents…thank goodness for the word temporary!) for the other half. So excited for what’s going to come!
ONE WEEK MORE!!! (I don’t know if there are any Les Miserables fans out there, but if you love Les Mis, you read that to a specific tune in your head.)
So in my second to last week of internship we are freaking out about STILL NOT HAVING OUR RAFFLE LICENSE!! We are, however, putting good thoughts out into the universe so the raffle gods grant us our license.
We are getting some fantastic gifts in for our silent auction for Gala. Actually, yesterday we got in a guitar signed by Bon Jovi! How cool is that?! Other examples of great prizes are a Coach bag, a one year membership to a big local gym, signed memorabilia from professional sports players, and so much more. We are super excited about all the wonder gifts people are donating to us and we are confident that these items will help us raise money towards the cause.
Yesterday we went to the storage unit and got a few necessities for Gala including signage, baskets, ribbons, frames, and a few other decorations. We still need to make another visit to get more things because my trunk filled up pretty fast.
I am making lots of phone calls this week trying to get everything straightened out since we are currently one month out until the day of the event.
Tonight I am going to a play with my best friend with tickets that I won at a non-profit leadership seminar I attended in September. It should be a lot of fun!
I hope to end my college career with a bang, so hopefully I will have some good stories for you next week.
Until next time!
Bon Jovi signed guitar!
I cannot believe this trimester is really coming to a close. I am so happy to say that it has been one of my most rewarding trimesters so far at JWU and could not have asked for better experiences in my education, as well as everything else that has been going on in my life!
Although this trimester has been tough, I have been extremely dedicated and excited about my classes, especially because they have been so deeply involved in the industry I dream of working in one day.
I am not letting my motivation stop now…week 10 is here and I’m ready!
Other than that, I had a very mellow weekend, I worked on last minute tweaks and changes to any projects or papers I had due this week as well as hung out with all of my sorority sisters. I also celebrated my one year being in my sorority which was so exciting and I could not have asked for a better night! The picture below is of me and my pledge class!
Looking forward to what week 10 has in store for me…something always interesting pops up!
It is week 9! Two more weeks of being a college student! Oh the excitement, nerves anxiety, and all those wonderful feelings are hitting me full blast!
This has been a hectic week here at the American Cancer Society office. I have not only been doing internship work, but also student work as my final weeks as a college student approach.
I have had a lot of work to do this week. calling vendors for various needs of our Gala, attending a committee meeting, updating incoming financials, answering tons of emails, and all that fun fundraising stuff.
Unfortunately, my supervisor’s mother is very ill so she has not been in a lot this week. I have had plenty to do without her here, and I am glad that she trusts me to take charge of Gala while she cannot be here.
We still do not have our raffle license approved, but we are keeping our fingers crossed!
This weekend is Valentines Day weekend (YUCK!). Me and my girlfriends are going to get dinner tonight then head back to my house to eat junk food and watch movies and share some laughs. Tomorrow I have work at my part-time job, and then me and a girlfriend are visiting friends at Rutgers University to be their dates for their Fraternity Date Party.
Hopefully next week will be a little less stressful, but hey, stress is part of the job description for an event planner!
Until Next time!
Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around lately but my life has been crazy winding down my last winter trimester ever! There’s nothing better though than feeling confident with where you’re at when it comes down to the end of the tri. Although I’ve been guilty of procrastination, I feel like I work better during crunch time. I highly recommend to all of you not to procrastinate though!!
It’s still surreal to me that I’m completely finished with my equine classes, but I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be able to have concentrations in other areas of the school to get more experience in different fields. I’m especially interested in my marketing management concentration which allows me to look at different types of consumer behaviors and analyze the marketing and advertising around me on a daily basis. I think if I’m ever sick of working with horses (which will be never I’m sure!) I will pursue a career in marketing because there seems to be so much you can do with it once you understand some concepts!
Other than classes, the dressage team has been doing really well and the horses are going great! This is the best winter I’ve had with them in the past four years. All of the horses are happy, healthy and willing which is the best temperament you can ask for! Spring show season is right around the corner and I can’t wait for it to begin. I will take some pictures this Friday at our practice on Valentine’s Day of us team members and our “dates” for the afternoon to share with you guys!
Have a great rest of the week!
I am so close to being done with my trimester of Retail Lab and Seminar, as well as the amazing field trips that have been planned this trimester. I have had such great takeaways from all of the field trips we have been on and beside the awesome places we visited in New York, our last field trip, Nordstrom, was the perfect way to end our field trips in my opinion.
At Nordstrom we went over all of the opportunities there are at the retailer as well as in general. Growth was a huge part of the presentation at Nordstrom and they really spoke about how starting at the root at any company is key in retail, as well as everything you do.
These field trips have given me such a backbone in understanding more about retailers in the industry and I am so happy that I have taken this class to experience all that it had to offer. I have never loved a class experience so much and as many retail classes that I have had already, I am now so much more excited for the new ones in my future.
Can’t wait to see what these next two weeks have in-store for me!