Ashley Groll, pictured second to the right presenting an award to one of Thursdays on the Water's biggest partners, is a senior pursuing a career in hospitality after graduation. Ashley earned internship credit for her position as Executive Director for the concert event series in North Tonawanda, NY.
What did you do on a daily basis?
I plan and coordinate events, run social media accounts, manage staff/vendors/payroll at events and ensure events run smoothly.
Most importantly, what did you learn?
Through this internship, I learned how extensive event planning is. Specifically, I learned the various aspects of planning and executing events (sponsors, book-keeping, vendors, bands, press, hiring/managing staff, production, etc.)
What advice do you have for future students?
Take advantage of internship opportunities! The networking you will do is extremely valuable!