Saturday, 11 June 2011
Day 7 - I Am Grateful For...CANADIAN SPECIAL EVENTS Magazine!!
I've been doing intern event reporting for the last month for Canadian Special Events magazine (www.canadianspecialevents.com), and I have to say I'm LOVING it. This actually all started with me sending an email to the intern coordinator, chickening out after she told me to send my resume, and then receiving an email from them thanking me for sending a resume I never sent them! It was a sign and I decided to just go for it. It's been such a great experience so far being able to go to different events around the GTA, and really prove to myself that I can write and work within this field. I've never done reporting of any kind so I was definitely nervous the first time I had to go to an event. Proper questions and research is required to get the information you need to build your story, which can be bit of a challenge if you haven't done it before. During my first event (The Butterfly Ball in Toronto) I definitely felt like a complete amateur with my pink Sony camera that I didn't know how to work properly, wrapped around my wrist, and the fact that I forgot the three pens I stole from work, at home (meaning I had to take a pen from the registration desk!). Thankfully the staff at the event were very kind in helping me track down the person I needed to talk to (which in my case was the event coordinator Marla Brown), and the interview went very smoothly. I pulled out my hand held recorder and the questions just flowed out my mouth. She was a very peppy, positive person so I felt at ease and confident during the entire thing. From that night on, I've covered a few other events and have many more lined up for this summer. I am really looking forward to seeing where this can take me! I have met some great connections so far and feel super grateful that I'm a part of this magazine. So THANK YOU www.canadianspecialevents.com and thank you JARED Golberg. for posting the intern position on your facebook wall!!!!! You rock and I'm truly grateful for it!