Sunday, January 30, 2011

Communication Studies Club's Annual Career Symposium

Over the past two quarters, I have had the pleasure of planning the 23rd Annual Career Symposium for the Communication Studies Club. I planned everything from the budget to creating, printing, and selling tickets to purchasing speaker and raffle tickets to working with the venue's Event Coordinator to selecting the decorations to deciding on the menu to picking the color scheme. It was more work than expected but it provided me with an opportunity to hone in my event planning and leadership skills. The event was from 9:30 am til 2:30 pm and consisted of six speakers who graduated with a Communication Studies degree from Cal Poly. Their careers covered everything from sales to event marketing to media relations. Over 75 people bought tickets for the Career Symposium and I am so thankful that I could plan an event that inspired so many undergraduate students! The event was incredibly successful this year and I was provided with a lot of positive feedback following the event. The club's advisor, fellow executive board members, and classmates alike told that the marketing strategy I utilized had a positive relationship with ticket sales and that I started planning every last detail of the event earlier than people ever have in the past. Upon the conclusion of the event, my advisor let me know that next year's Event Coordinator will have tough shoes to fill.

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