Hello fellow bloggers. This blog is designed to help assist those who have no event planning experience. My name is Emily Flint and as a young 21 year old woman, I consider my-self an expert in event planning. I have experience in planning multiple well attended events. Of course, I am not perfect but I am here to share what event planning skills and tools that I learned through my experiences.
As a sister of Kappa Delta sorority, I have had the opportunity to plan multiple events serving as the philanthropy chair. I have planned the Miss Longwood Pageant for the past two years and I am currently working on the event plans for this years pageant. This fall I planned a “Run with the Cops” event, a two mile run around campus which raised money for Prince Edward Farmville Youth Association (PEFYA).
Through my event planning experience in my sorority I was selected for an event planning internship with the USO, a non-profit organization that lifts the spirits of military members and their families through events and support programs. This summer I worked on three different events: a 4th of July picnic, a 5K race, and a military expo at the 2011 Nascar Kroger 200 race. All of these events had over 1,000 people in attendance which was a great learning opportunity for me.
Through my sorority and internship I would say that I have learned a lot about event planning and want to share my experiences and advice with all of you!