I am so proud to call myself a Central Michigan University Chippewa. The first time I stepped foot on campus I fell in love immediately. Despite many people’s judgments about CMU, it is a beautiful campus full of wonderful people and endless opportunities. I am majoring in Recreation and Event Management with minors in Leadership and Marketing. When I tell people I am studying event management they typically respond with a blank stare and I therefore have to go into further explanation of what I actually plan on doing with my major.
My interest lies in planning large scale events such as concerts, festivals, sports games, and other special events. I want to use my minor in leadership to help me know how to serve people better and leave a lasting impact in every organization I am a part of. I believe that having a marketing background will benefit me greatly because a successful event starts first with good promotion. A career in recreation would allow me to do what I love most which is improve the quality of life of others and help them create memories. Planning events and seeing the end result of bettering people’s lives gives me so much joy and satisfaction. Currently, my dream is to work as an event coordinator at the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata, New Zealand planning weddings, events, and other functions. I am in love with the country and the uniqueness of the venue.
On campus, I am involved in two RSO’s (Registered Student Organization), Program Board and the Association of Recreation and Event Professionals, AREP. Being a Leader Advancement Scholar, I am also greatly involved in the Leadership Institute where I’m able to attend leadership programs, training, conferences, workshops, and leadership focused courses. I have had the opportunity to help plan, attend, and volunteer at several different events and venues with these organizations.
CMU is the perfect place for me and I am so excited to spend the next four years here in my new home! FIRE UP CHIPS!