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Oktoberfest

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

These past two weekends Oktoberfest has been going on in Denver. The company that put on this event in Human Movement Management. This is the company that I got an internship with for this semester. I had never thought about going into event management until this opportunity arose. I found out about this internship through my sorority. One of the girls that works for Human Movement used to be in my sorority and graduated last year. They started the internship program this year and thought that she would first reach out to members of Kappa. When I got this e-mail, I decided that it was a good idea to get a part-time job and get my foot in the door. I never expected to be this busy, but I'm so happy that I am. 

We got to see how Oktoberfest was put on this weekend beyond what you would see if you were just attending this event. The months of planning and booking that goes into the process. When I came to the event on the first Friday, everything was set up to look like a classic German town. The event started at 5PM, but the full time staff was working to put this together since 3 AM that morning. You would never have guessed by how excited and happy everyone seemed. As guests started to arrive you could just see months of planning unfolding into reality. I got to help with the merchandise portion of the event and sell steins and shirts to the guests. It was so much fun interacting with everybody and meeting a ton of new people. The event was over around 2 am and the next morning we were back at 10 am to do it all over again. I never realized how perfectly planned and timed everything is about festivals. When you're attending this all becomes invisible but when you are working the event, you notice everything that goes on. This was such a great experience and I'm so happy that I got to work at this event. Who knows, maybe I will go into event planning after this!

 

The street at Oktoberfest Denver! 

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

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