Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Strong Events

Spring 2018

Position: Event Assistant Intern
Student: English Senior

Interning at Strong Events is a very rewarding experience especially since every day is different. My job title is Assistant Event Coordinator, and what is most enjoyable is how my entire day could change with just one email or phone call. Overall my internship involves assisting 3 lead event coordinators with planning events and attending event setups and breakdowns. Typically I work four to five days a week depending on how many events there. I arrive at the office at 9am on a Tuesday morning and check-in with all three coordinators to familiarize myself with their schedules for the week and gather assignments from each of them. After that, I set up at my laptop and work until 3pm depending on what assignments I am given. I am often assigned to research into an event theme in which case I seek inspiration photos of props we could fabricate, furniture we could rent to match their theme, and/or artwork that our artists could paint. Sometimes I assist with making proposals to send to clients when small rentals arise. This involves gathering pictures of our rentals, including the price for the product, and scheduling pick up and drop off times that are convenient for both our company and the client. If there is an event setup during work hours I often attend with a lead coordinator. Usually our events take us downtown where there are large venue sites. I usually leave work at 3pm but it doesn’t stop there. On the weekends I normally assist in event setups at early hours of the morning and event breakdowns at late hours of the night. A setup involves being familiar with the site layout and leading the build team by showing them where things should be placed. This can take anywhere from a few hours to multiple different days. Breakdowns take about half the time of the setup and are usually very swift. The work I do is very enjoyable and no two days are ever the same which is what makes it so thrilling.

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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508