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The 3rd First Day

The 3rd First Day

First days on the job are always weird. You don’t have anything really to do… but you have SO much to do. But you don’t know how to do anything… but you want to do EVERYTHING. You don’t know where the coffee is… but you REALLY want a cup of coffee. And today, was another … Continue reading

My Last Performance

My Last Performance

Tonight as I left work, I stood in the wings and watched my last Nutcracker. Not only because this is the last weekend of the season, but also because I’m leaving my job. At the end of next week,  I’m not going to be in fundraising anymore (sad), I’m not going to experience all of … Continue reading

How I Got Into Events

How I Got Into Events

So I’ve gotten some emails from some readers that aren’t my grandma about working in events. Since I’ve gotten a few, I thought I’d make my response public- maybe it will help a few more! So here it goes- How did you get into a events? I realized I wanted to do events way back … Continue reading

It’s a Family Event

It’s a Family Event

This weekend we had such a wonderful and fun event at work. I’m exhausted and I need a weekend after the weekend but what a great event it was! The Sugarplum Fairy, the Cavalier, Dew Drop and event Santa Claus showed up! Gingerbread houses galore! And so many little girls in their little dresses. It … Continue reading

One day at work

One day at work

So I work for the Ballet. But when the Ballet is off season, other groups come in and play. And lots of cool people come in to use the space- it’s become pretty normal to see crazy set-ups on stage. That is why this last week, when it looked like they were setting up an … Continue reading

NYC Biz Bash!

NYC Biz Bash!

Not to make me sound too dorky- I’ve been wanting to go to a Biz Bash convention since high school. Biz Bash is the premiere source for event vendors and professionals. As soon as I wanted to become an event planner, I started looking at Biz Bash for internships, resources, and venues. It was a … Continue reading

The First Day!

The First Day!

Well, today was the day!! I started the new job! And like the first time around, it was just a lot of paperwork and setting things up. But so far do good!! And I’m not gonna lie, I got right off the train (no transfer needed!) walked to my new office, and just smiled and … Continue reading

672 Down

672 Down

Today marks my 1-year anniversary at Columbia. Tomorrow is my last day at Columbia. Very bittersweet and surreal indeed! What a year it has been! Within my year and by tomorrow afternoon, I will have completed 672 events. Insanity. Is this all happening? It still hasn’t hit me. I just get nauseous occasionally. I’ve got … Continue reading

On To The Next Adventure…

On To The Next Adventure…

New York is not about staying stagnant. New York is about chasing dreams. This sounds incredibly cliche and lame. But since moving to New York, it has been my dream to work here: Lincoln Center. The mecca for performance. A celebration of the arts in the middle of the city. Every time I walked onto … Continue reading

The Perks of the Event Industry

The Perks of the Event Industry

Sometimes, being in events means you get to go to events. Especially in the summertime when everyone is dead slow and people want to generate some possible new events and clients to add to the calendar,  venues will host industry events. And that was just the case on Tuesday night when me and the team … Continue reading

Get Ready For It… Reunion 2012

Get Ready For It… Reunion 2012

Phew… it’s Sunday night and I need a weekend. I’m exhausted- and with good reason. As mentioned on Thursday, this weekend was Reunion 2012. For those that don’t know, that means we had 1000 alumni on campus this weekend, with 26 events in 2 days. So yeah, exhaustion is a good word. BUT- it went … Continue reading

It’s GO Time.

It’s GO Time.

The staff has been briefed, The boxes have FINALLY been completely packed, And I’m all tabbed out REUNION 2012 starts TOMORROW. Let’s DO THIS. GO TIME. Follow me @leschaef for all the updates: #Reunion2012

Commencement/Graduation/Blast and a Half!

Commencement/Graduation/Blast and a Half!

Hello all! Another post that didn’t make the pre-Memorial Day cut for you while #Reunion2012 preparations continue. I KNOW you would have been anxious if you didn’t hear from me! T-minus 2-days… prepare yourselves for an EPIC #Reunion2012 post! I have a really weird fondness for graduations, commencements, whatever you want to call them. The … Continue reading

My Life is in Boxes

I’ve gotten some reader emails requesting more information on how to start a career in events. I promise I will write about my experience soon. But for now, this has consumed my life: My body is sore, my mind is in shambles, and I’ve still got two more day of packing for Reunion 2012 to … Continue reading

An Event Planner’s Heaven/Nightmare

Today our team took a field trip to Greenwich, Connecticut. I’d never been to Connecticut (or anywhere outside of New York besides New Jersey) and it was such a cute little drive! We went to visit the floor room of our party rental company, Smith Party Rental, to pick out our combination of linens, chairs, … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary Job!

Happy Anniversary Job! 9 months and still kicking. I’ve officially had a work baby. What does a work baby look like? OVER 200 COMPLETED EVENTS. How am I celebrating? Prepping for Reunion 2012, Commencement 2012 and booking my flight for my first serious PAID VACATION! Family time woot woot! Here are some of my favorite … Continue reading