B Event Planning
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Hannah Wolf

Major: Communication Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Clarion, PA

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I got involved with an event planning organization on campus and representatives from B Event Planning came into talk with us about wedding planning. They announced that they had a internship position available and so I took the initiative to apply.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My internship has been going very well. I work Tuesday and Thursdays with clients/vendors and most weekends I work the weddings. This has been such an amazing experience so far. They really take the time to teach me and ask what I would like to get out of this internship. The planners have me make phones calls to confirm or place orders for clients as well as request information from vendors. My daily tasks are really diverse as I get to work with different venues, businesses, advertising, and more. I know I will get so much valuable experience through this internship.

"This internship has taught me a lot about what career I want to pursue and has inspired a new sense of focus for my senior year at Penn State."

How did this experience impact you academically?

Participating in this internship has really helped me to improve my work ethic. Investing my time and effort into certain work projects has carried over to my study habits as well. I really have a better understanding for the workforce and how competitive everything is. This makes me want to strive and excel academically in a lot of different areas. I am hoping to use the electives I have left to really start to narrow down my major because it is so broad. This internship has taught me a lot about what career I want to pursue and has inspired a new sense of focus for my senior year at Penn State.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

My career goal isn’t necessarily to be an event planner, but rather to manage and work with lots of different people. I am interested in pursuing a career in advertising or marketing and hope to be on the creative side of this kind of planning for a company. My end career goal would be to work for a fortune 200 company and be able to work my way up to the position of creative director

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would definitely recommend this to those who love to be on their feet, moving around, and most importantly, love to talk. This is by no means an easy job. You are always dealing with new people, vendors, budgets and the list goes on. You really become a better-rounded individual when working for a company like this. You see a lot of parts that it takes to run a business. You gain experience in a variety of areas, including the transportation of food or decorations/props, advertising, graphic design and so on. Another positive aspect about this internship is the opportunity to build your network and get to know more people.

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