Corporate Careers for Events Student
Work experience can be a tricky one for students, often the presence of a renowned company on a CV can make all the difference for the future.
Third year Creative Events Management student Elisha Evans managed to establish a placement with not just one, but two large-scale companies.
Audi City London offered her the position of Special Events and Business Intern after a Skype interview. She worked at Audi for five months before heading to Amsterdam to work at The Superyacht Forum as an Events Assistant.
Audi City London is one of the world's first digital showrooms, situated in the centre of Mayfair. Her duties consisted of organising and managing corporate events such as the Audi Awards Dinner Evening, RS5 Showroom Event and the Private VIP A8 Launch Event.
Elisha was the sole organiser for the A8 Launch, responsible for the scheduling, logistical operations, creating external partnerships, market engagement and a wide range of other aspects.
Elisha reflected, "Communication is so crucial to corporations such as Audi. Event management encourages you build these types of skills, and I've learnt that these are key in bringing together all aspects of a business."
Her work experience included The Superyacht Forum, an innovative event bringing together those involved in the industry. The shipyards, strategic thinkers and business analysts were all present at the 800-delegate strong event.
Elisha aided the events team in the day-to-day running of the week-long event by scheduling the daily programme, interacting with the clients, assisting in keynote workshops and event set-up and breakdown.
Following her experience at both companies, Elisha has been offered a position within either after graduating from Falmouth. She explained, "These are two fields that I greatly admire, and I consider them both to be a personal passion. I have been fortunate enough to be offered further work at both organisations, and I can see a future career path in either one."
"One of the best things about studying at Falmouth is the fact that it's such a creative hub, there's a lot of flexibility within my course and with cross-course collaborations as well. It's so easy to contact someone on Photography for example, and ask them to work with you on an assignment. I think it's great preparation for a career."