Hannah Einfeldt

Hannah Einfeldt

Special Event Coordinator

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I just paid attention to what I like to do.
Then I looked to see if I could make a career out of it.
Once I found out that I could, I looked into a major that would fit into my career goals.
Once I got into that major, I learned the most that I could from my teachers and classmates.
In the last semester of my senior year I did my internship with my major focus.
Helped me to finally decide that I was on the right path and that is what I wanted to do as a career.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Other
Illinois State University

Career

Special Event Coordinator

I plan and coordinate all aspects of special events.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Technology
Helping People

Day to Day

In the morning, I check my emails to see if anyone has replied to me. I look at my calendar to see what needs to be done for the week as well as what has to get done that day.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Expect the unexpected especially in event planning, there will be things that always come up. Take a deep breath and just go with it. Don't make a big todo and get all worked up about something you can't change, accept it, and make the best out of your situation.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You have to expect rejection. Special Events is client based. It is a hard field to get into partially because it is such a small job market. Luckily, it has gotten larger over the years but it is still relatively small compared to other markets like medicine. Pick your head up, dust yourself off, and get back going again. As long as you believe in yourself, NOTHING can stand in your way.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Other

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You shouldn't go into Parks and Recreation Administration because there really isn't any money in that field of work."

Challenges I Overcame

Minority