Gap-Years

The commute. Breckenridge, CO

The commute. Breckenridge, CO

The idea of a “Gap Year” is quickly gaining speed in today’s world of “5 years prior experience” and “unpaid internships.” Rather than spending countless hours in your parents basement “job hunting” and waiting tables for your local small-town pub, do something that is worth your time and energy. Do something that is new; something that is interesting; something that is intellectually challenging and professionally productive. “Good things come to those who go out and eff-ing get it.”

Specializing in design, logistical planning, and coordination of:

Post-High School gap year, Post- and Mid- College gap years, Adulthood Sabbaticals

 

Another late night at the office. Long Island Wine Country, NY

Another late night at the office. Long Island Wine Country, NY

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

Two Personal “Gap Years”

  • Six months on a vineyard learning about wine and weddings (Tasting Room Asso. & Asst. Event Manager)
  • Two winter seasons teaching Skiing and Snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains
  • One summer in a flower shop as a Floral Production Assistant & Mountain Wedding Planner

 

 

Logistical Planning and Coordination Skills

  • Coordinated and managed vendors for 42 events, averaging 30 employees per event
  • Arranged 3 small corporate events at vineyard venue (including NYC Planners’ Venue Tour)
  • Balanced wedding and event budgets ranging from $15,000 to $34,000
  • Assisted with the production and set-up of event floral for ~170 clients (CO)
  • Freelance presently with Austin wedding planner as Production Assistant (TX)
  • Design the champions’ tent presently as a volunteer for the Tour de Cure non-profit cycling event (TX)
  • Managed all event inquiries and communications (phone/email/walk-in) for vineyard venue (NY)

Administrative and Organizational Skills

  • Managed all accounting and scheduling for collegiate a cappella group, Vox Cameli
  • Conducted on-site interviews for ~80 prospective students for Connecticut College
  • Scheduled off-season volleyball practices and external team activities as Women’s Varsity Captain
  • Regularly post to personal blog, BohemianNotebook.wordpress.com, averaging 750 words per post
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency and familiarity with Social Media platforms

 

EMPLOYERS & CLIENTS:

American Diabetes Association, Tour de Cure Planning Committee Member, (Austin, TX)

Three Apples Events, Production Assistant (Austin, TX)

Primrose Preschool, Assistant Teacher, JR Preschool (Austin, TX)

Summit Mountain Weddings, Event Planner & Floral Assistant (Breckenridge, CO)

Bedell Cellars, Assistant Events Manager & Tasting Room Associate (Cutchogue, NY)

Connecticut College Office of Admissions, Senior Fellow (New London, CT)

Edelman Public Relations, Intern for New York Health (New York, NY)

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