1. What led you to apply for an internship with the LuHi Development Office? I want to major in event planning in college and I aspire to work in the events industry one day. When I was told I would be directly working for one of LuHi's biggest annual fundraising events, Bid For Kids, I knew the internship was right up my alley and I should apply. I knew this internship would give me a behind-the-scenes look into a very successful event, similar to events I hope to plan one day. I am a very organized and have experience in fundraising events, which I knew I could bring those skills to the table with this internship.
2. Describe some of the tasks that you perform as part of this internship: Specifically for the Bid for Kids auction, I have been requesting donations from companies, organizing and filing incoming donations, stuffing auction invitations and making bows and signage for the auction prize baskets. For the development office, I have created our social media schedule and written email and text messages that get sent out parents.
3. What are some lessons and/or skills that you have learned from your internship? This internship has taught me great time management skills, I have a to-do list and due dates, and get everything done during my internship period each day. I also have learned more about the logistics of a big event, like the timeline of everything getting done and all the little details that must be checked off during the process to make our event as successful as it can be. All of these event details interest me and make me excited to work in this industry after college.