June 4, 2013

Meet our Summer 2013 Interns!

Summer, Summer, Summer time!

It’s the season here at EOE where we welcome our two fabulous interns who will be here socialin’ away this summer.  It’s my pleasure to welcome Mallory Walsh and Cindy Kapp to the team.  We asked them both to tell us a little about themselves; their school, major, where they’ve interned before, why they were interested not only in the events world, but also why EOE, and of course a few fun facts about them.

Mallory Walsh:

University of Connecticut, 2014

Mallory is currently a rising junior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Communications and minoring in History. She chose UConn because of its great reputation for academics, it’s location not far from her home in Fairfield County, and strong school spirit! Her interest in non-profit work and connecting with the greater community led her to choose Organizational Communication as her major, while her passion for American history led her to minor in that subject. She has previously worked for the UConn Foundation as an assistant in the Donor Relations department, acting as a liaison between the Foundation, various UConn departments, and it’s donors. Additionally, in the Spring 2013 semester she interned during her time abroad in London at a charity called Hands on London, assisting Londoners in finding various volunteer opportunities that would work with their busy schedules. She chose EOE because of their focus on cause marketing and their dynamic and strategic approach towards event planning. Event planning interests her because she loves taking an abstract idea and expressing herself creatively in turning that idea into an tangible event. When shes not hitting the books, she loves to catch up on the latest celebrity news and taking advantage of “half price” movie day. An animal lover who has been known to put ketchup on everything, Mallory is looking forward to spending her summer at EOE!

Cindy Kapp:

Eastern Connecticut State University, 2014

I chose Eastern Connecticut State University because I thought it was the perfect balance for me. The location is far enough from home to feel on my own, yet still being in Connecticut where I’ve comfortably lived my whole life. I also wanted to be at a school where I had many friends that I would see around campus, yet is big enough where there is always someone knew to meet.

Choosing my prospective major as a senior in high school started off as a process of elimination yet has developed into a fascination of the field. I knew I didn’t want to be a teacher, doctor, or psychologist, so it seemed that communication fit my personality and supplied me with potential for a future career with many options. Approaching my senior year in college with the same major I’m certain I made the right choice!

I started my college internship experience during my sophomore year in Westport, CT at Marlin Entertainment & Private Stock Spirits. I learned the basics of the professional world and it was a great start. Last semester I spent time as a Public Relations Intern for Cashman + Katz Integrated Communications in Glastonbury, CT. I’ve learned so much at both of my past internships, and I’m so excited to now gain experience in social media internet marketing for events with East of Ellie!

During my search for summer internships, a posting for a social media/internet marketing internship in Stamford immediately caught my eye.  I already had gained some experience in the PR field, so I really wanted an opportunity to intern with a different purpose. Learning that this company focused on corporate events fascinated me because now I will be involved in how to market a company and its clients through social media, but I’ll also learn skills in corporate event planning. This immediately became my first choice of what I wanted to do this summer. I could have chosen to babysit again, which would be the best financial decision for me, but I ultimately decided that you can’t put a price on experience, gaining more skills and making new connections. I couldn’t be happier to start my new internship at EOE!

I love traveling, graphic design, sunny days, spending hours on Pinterest, and shopping at Target for things I don’t need!

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