SHANE PINAK, CONVENTION COORDINATOR
Shane is a student at the University of Florida and will be interning with us over the summer. He is majoring in Advertising and plans to graduate in August.Get to Know Shane:
What is your career goal upon graduation?
My current career goal is to work in media and events and help to produce memorable experiences through connections, art and entertainment. A special part of this comes with bringing people together, and this unity is an important part of life. Whether it be in person or virtually, I hope to always be able to bring others together throughout my career.
Tell us about your previous experience in the events industry.
Previously, I worked in New York for a media/events company that held seasonal forums and a yearly summit for fashion, retail & tech executives. I started out as an intern with the company last summer and was hired full-time as an operations manager in January. Throughout the past year, I worked with my team members to prepare and run successful events. From helping with marketing strategies and partner deliverables to operating on-site and managing webinars, I have been able to amass a decent amount of knowledge across the industry.
What are you most looking forward to in your FFEA internship?
I am really excited to take skills I’ve already learned and make them better. It’s exciting for me use prior knowledge and apply it to a new situation. Growing up as a native Floridian, I have always loved attending events around the state. As previously stated, I think it’s incredibly important and rewarding to bring people together, so it’s awesome to finally be a part of a something that helps drive these amazing experiences.