Spring 2023 - Event Coordinator Intern
Event Options is an online marketplace for event rentals and services. The Company is seeking Interns to help drive Event Options to reach its potential of disrupting the entire event industry ecosystem. Interns will help the Company become the nationally recognized go to brand for the rental of event products and services. This is an opportunity for students interested in event planning, ecommerce, marketing, public relations, sales,.
Event Options is made up of event professionals that have owned and operated event companies, producing corporate events all over the globe. When sourcing for the best products and services for a particular event, it would often take days and multiple requests for suppliers to eventually provide the specs on the items they owned – prices, quantity, colors, sizes, materials, pictures, as well as their multi-day rates, minimum order, delivery fee and more. Days were spent reviewing and consolidating all the information from various sources - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDFs, emails, and websites – to choose the ideal items included within the presentation for our client.
There is no national event company or online distribution platform that currently exist.
The Event Coordinator Intern will work on small and large events, both corporate and social, develop an acute understanding of the different types of events and the different types of event venues. They will assist with the entire cycle of an event including, the client’s goals and objectives, the products and services that would provide the best value for the client, proper proposal presentation, coordination with the venue and other third parties, as well as all event logistics culminating with the onsite event.
The Event Coordinator intern may also add and update supplier inventory that is utilized in the Event Options website as well as get involved with marketing and outreach programs that will garner more business opportunities for Event Options.
Student learning outcomes:
· Students will learn first and foremost how event proposals are developed;
· Students will learn the current distribution channels for event rental companies;
· Students will develop a keen understanding of the fundamentals of an eCommerce database;
· Students will learn how to choose the ideal items to include within the presentation for our client.
· Working with the President, the student will learn the website functionality and how to efficiently use the website in selecting products to include within the presentation for our client.
Event Coordinator Interns report directly to the Company President and meet regularly for supervision and receive mentorship from Jim Etkin; an entrepreneurial, results driven executive with over 25 years of hands-on, operating and business building expertise. Jim has developed best in class products and services, conceived and implemented both technology and human resource driven organizational change initiatives.
Students may receive course credit for internship. Staff will work with the school/advisor on achieving desired learning outcomes and completing all necessary paperwork.
We have found that no less than 15 hours and no more than 24 hours will provide the maximum benefit to interns.