Our amazing interns part 1
We are delighted to have been able to offer up 5 work placements to recent graduates at our company as part of our ongoing passion for developing the talents of young people wanting to create festivals. So here we present the first of our brilliant girls who have joined us for a summer of fun!
Hello! I’m Rowan M, or RoRo to avoid confusion with our Managing Director, Rowan B! I’m a 22-year-old Masters Student at Bournemouth University and am beyond excited to be joining The I Do Festivals Group! My first few days here have been fun filled and action packed, setting the tone for the rest of the amazing summer season to come!
As a kid, I was obsessed with organising everyone around me, from bossing people around at playgroup to organising talent shows in my garden. Back then, my only knowledge of wedding planning came from the 2001 film “The Wedding Planner” and all I knew was that I needed to be Jennifer Lopez’ character when I grew up. However, the idea of being an event manager, let alone a wedding planner, wasn’t exactly a common job title in the UK back then. It wasn’t until about ten years later that I realised things had changed, and I found myself immersed in the new wave of wedding reality TV shows such as Don’t Tell The Bride and Say Yes To The Dress, both of which frequently feature professional wedding planners. So after my Drama degree, which taught me more transferable skills which can be applied to events management than I can name, I decided to pursue the dream and start a MSc in events management at Bournemouth.
A few months down the line, and here I am! I am ecstatic to be joining the team this season, and am looking forward not just to weddings but to all of the events we are running this summer, which are already looking amazing! Even though I’ve nearly completed my masters, I Do Festivals can offer me experience which I really couldn’t learn anywhere else of real life events. I’m also super excited to start getting to know the rest of the lovely team, who have welcomed myself and all of the new recruits so enthusiastically that even at this early stage, not a day goes by when I don’t crack up with laughter. Happy Summer of 2017!