My name is Anna. I am a senior here at ECU, graduating next December and am a Hospitality Management major. I hope to become an event planner one day! ECU was really my only choice as far as where I was going to go to college. Yes I applied to other schools (as should you, always have a backup plan) but I knew I wanted to come to ECU as soon as I saw the campus for the first time. I fell in love with it and the people were friendly. I liked how everything was close together and convienient.
Well anyways being that I want to be an event planner I also work at the Hilton as a banquet server. I am not exactly planning events but I have learned A LOT at work about the industry. I not only serve events but I also set up for each event and break them down. A lot of things that I have learned at work I learned and then was taught the same exact thing in my classes later whether it be different terms, serving styles, types of tables, types of event, etc. This job is definitely helping putting me on the fast track to gaining experience and knowledge in this field and I can definitely say I am working from the bottom.
This month the United States Marine Corps celebrated their birthday and a lot of Marine Corps balls were held here in Greenville at the convention center. I have worked about 10 balls this month. As many people may know Mila Kunis (actor) attended one of these balls this past friday as a guest of one of the Marines. I was lucky enough to be working this event and got to see her. Even though I did not personally meet her I did get to see her and it was a different experience having a celebrity in the mist of the guests we were serving. It was a hectic night and there were almost 2000 people there but she and everyone else seemed to have a wonderful time celebrating the birthday of the USMC. This was something that not many get to experience and I am so glad I got to be apart of it even if i was just working. I am including a picture of the of the ball she attended and the formal table settings.
Have a good Thanksgiving Break everybody and be safe!
Until next time…