Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Rafanelli Events

Summer 2017

Position: Production and Set-Up Intern
Student: Rhetoric and Writing Junior

My internship lasts from 9am to 5pm Tuesday through Friday. I typically wake up at 7:45 and get ready for work. I leave my apartment by 9 and head to the subway at Grand Central Station, I then head downtown on the 6 train and get off at 23rd street. I get to the office and get my laptop set up by 9:30.

My first duties, and they are things I have found typical of many internships, are housekeeping tasks like unloading the dishwasher and taking out the trash. I then check my email to see what work has been sent to me to do that morning. My office communicated primarily through email since we are based in Boston but much of the work is shared with the New York office, which is where I have been working.

In a typical day; I assist with vendor research and pricing, venue research and deck creation, as well as venue visits. When we have events I also help with the installation and execution of events. I have learned a lot about the event planning industry and the various aspects that go into creating large-scale events, especially aspects that are not normally thought about.


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