LACY UPDATE

April 2016

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

CY LACY Nights

When: Tuesday April 5, Wednesday April 6, Thursday April 7.


Where: The City Year Office (1201 Main St.)

Park where you would like or take the DART!


Each night will have 2 concurrent sessions from 6:45 - 7:45pm. With additional opportunity to ask additional questions of guests from 7:45- 8:15pm.


ATTENDEES FOR TUESDAY

Derek Hopf-- NPO-- Communications Specialist-- Reasoning Minds

Courtney Kelly-- Engineering-- Field Engineer --MCM

Dee Brown-- Chemicals-- Strategic Sourcing Manager -- Celanese

Mary Neal -- Law -- Lawyer -- Kate Smith Law, PLLC, Law Office of Mary Neal


ATTENDEES FOR WEDNESDAY


Michelle Buggs, Ed.D. -- Higher Education -- Director, Undergraduate Academic Programs-- TWU

Claudine Figueroa-- Education-- 3rd Grade Teacher -- RISD



ATTENDEES FOR THURSDAY

Keva Ward -- Education-- National Recruitment & Selection Specialist - Texas/ South Region-- Urban Teachers

Jackie Walker-- NPO-- Community Engagement Associate -- Reading Partners

Kathryn Meyer-- Higher Education Admissions-- TAMU


Unfortunately we do not have an attendee from the medical field, the event management field, or the art field. We do however have connections in that field that are open to an e-introduction. If you are interested, email Ashley ahamilton2@cityyear.org with the contact preference.



AMERICORPS VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR

Friday April 8th

12pm - 3pm

Register using this link: http://www.americorpsalums.org


Upcoming Leadership & Development Day

We will be participating in a virtual meet and greet/info session with Oklahoma State University. Those interested in learning more about Higher Education should make plans to attend. Those who are not interested will be utilizing that time as LACY work time (job searching, apartment hunting, study groups, etc.).

New & Important Info

Don't forget we have Monday April 11th off!!

Relax and Enjoy!

Career Field Highlight

Event Planning

What is an EVENT PLANNER?

An event planner (also known as a meeting and/or convention planner) is someone who coordinates all aspects of professional meetings and events. They often choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details.



What skills does an Event Planner have?

Event planning requires creativity, organization and flexibility. You will need to work well under pressure to meet deadlines and be able to multi-task as you juggle multiple projects. You need to be assertive when dealing with a crisis yet patient with your client. Strong written and verbal communication skills allow you to negotiate well with your client and vendors and an understanding of budgeting will help you stay on target with your expenses.


Event Planning Publications

Business Travel News
Professional Convention Management Association
International Special Events Society
Group Travel Leader
M&C