After twelve months of studying I am finally in the office at Kari Lywood Events for my final semester internship. I have been waiting for this time when I would be able to apply my learning’s from Humber Colleges School of Hospitality – Event Management program into the workspace. The fourteen-week internship will provide me with the perfect opportunity to utilize the skills that I have acquired through numerous assignments, group work and presentations. I always had the dream of doing an internship for an event company in the heart of Downtown Toronto. After so much hard work and meticulous planning I am very close to achieving my goal.
The first day of any new field you enter, is always filled with mixed emotions. On my first day of internship at Kari Lywood Events, I nervously entered through the elevator doors without a clue as to what to expect but after getting introduced to the amazing friendly team I soon felt at ease. I learned to take every single task as an opportunity for growth. Even in the smallest tasks that you’re given, put in your best and honest efforts because you’ll most likely discover and learn new skills that will set you apart from the rest of your field.
Throughout my first week of internship, I was fortunate to join alongside a site inspection at the breath taking Delta Hotel in Downtown Toronto of their event and meeting facility. Whether you’re planning an intimate or a large event, Delta has the space to suit your needs. Delta’s venue features state-of-the-art audio-visual services, as well as picture perfect view overlooking Lake Ontario. Let your guest indulge at your gathering with delicious catering from Deleta’s talented culinary team. Not only did I get a tour of the facility but also gained connections.
Being an intern is the time when you shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes, to try new things, and to learn. This is the time where you discover what your strengths and weaknesses are and you develop more interest in your career. I am excited to continue to be curious and expect the unexpected and slowly be on my way to discovering my full potential!
By: Maria G.