What university did you attend and what was your full course of study?
I attended Liverpool John Moores University and studied Events Management
What is your current role and what does it entail?
My current role of employment is Events coordinator and fundraiser for Radio City’s Cash for Kids in Liverpool. This job entails organising events to raise funds for the charity as well as keeping on top of the office work. As it is part of the radio station I need to working along with the content team to ensure they have all the information they need during any station led charity campaigns.
How long did it take you to find an event related job as a student?
I have been given a part time job which has come from taking my placement year and I am hoping it will open a lot of doors for me when I do graduate.
What was your most memorable time whilst on the course?
My most memorable time the course is a bit of a strange one, but during my first year I was juggling the course itself and 4 part time jobs. The reason being is that I didn’t get much financial support therefore in order to stay in Liverpool and study I needed more jobs than the normal student. But during this busy stage I handed in one of my reports which later came back with a first class grade. Upon receiving my marks I realised that if I can juggle university and four jobs then I can do pretty much anything that the events industry throws at me as everyone knows the one of the main skills needed to be an events manager is Multitasking.
Tell me more about your placement experience?
I carried out my placement year for a charity called Radio City’s Cash for Kids in Liverpool. I did part time work for the radio station during my first two years at university which introduced me to the charity and resulted in my placement year offer to cover maternity leave as the Senior Charity Fundraiser. The experience I gained from working for the Charity has been invaluable and overall surprising. I always believed charity work would consist of bag packs and bucket collections but Radio City’s Cash for Kids are an event heavy charity which allowed me to gain experience in organising and running events such as Ladies Lunches, Sportsman Dinners, and Charity football matches. Our larger events have been in conjunction with some of the largest organisations in Liverpool including Liverpool FC, Everton FC, Alder Hey, and Aintree Racecourse to name a few.