Ashley Redus – Event Management
Class of 2014
“When people hear that my major concentration is “event management,” they automatically think I want to be a wedding planner. While I could become a wedding planner, I feel that this assumption embodies an extremely narrow way to look at the field of event management. There is an array of opportunities within the field, from careers in the sports industry, to working at a fashion magazine. I chose to use the knowledge and experience I gained through the program to promote economic development within my hometown. I completed internships at Visit Tampa Bay and Tampa International Airport, two organizations committed to the growth and improvement of the Tampa Bay Area.
One of my favorite things about the program was the amount of group work I was assigned. Through the group projects, I developed better communication skills, learned how to work with different types of people, and made great friends and future connections in the process. The skills I learned from the program will benefit me in any career path I choose. After the completion of my bachelor’s degree, I plan to pursue my Master of Science degree in Management (MSM) and working at the Career Resource center as the Employer Development Graduate Intern at the University of Florida.”