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We're All Students

Co-Author, Janessa Ward


About 5 years ago, I was offered a position to teach Event Management at a College in Kelowna. With a very enthusiastic yes, I began studying the curriculum and then, 2 weeks later, I had to move to the other side of the country. It was for the best of reasons but still, I was sad that I had to let the teaching opportunity slide.


Hence my excitement that an Event Management student recently reached out to me asking if she could intern with me!


Imagine that. Someone going to school so they can learn to work in what is a beyond bruised industry right now. That's called a ray of future events sunshine!


Countless event professionals are wandering the streets, wondering when their livelihood will return, yet there's a young generation refusing to run from the virtual classrooms. So, here I am introducing you to my intern and guest author today: Janessa Ward. What you read below is her experience from a student perspective, and I believe she's nailed it1