I started this blog because no-one was talking about what it was like to be studying an event management course at university. Sure event courses and universities wrote blog posts about students on their course, but how truthful was it?
I like to think that 'I'm a Damn Student' is a blog that is both honest and helpful to other event students, though I am aware that as an individual I can only talk about my personal experience - I can't tell you what it is like to study at a different university or what the differences are between an 'event management' course and a 'festival management' course!
However other students can!
This is why in May 2011 I came up with an idea which I have spent the last three months building and creating. An opportunity for current & past event management students to interact, speak & pass on advice to other event students & graduates all across the UK.
Pronounced: Hashtag Event Students
This is a multi-media project that will encompass blog posts, videos, interviews, a twitter chat, your participation & a very secret aspect!!!
Starting next Tuesday (8th of September) I shall be publishing the first interview piece with past and current event management students, something that I am truly excited to be releasing as i've been building these up over the last two months!
We always get told to network with event professionals to build up our list of contacts and connections, unsurprisingly your classmates are the easiest people to connect with & more than that you are all the next bunch of event professionals. Surely it makes more sense to connect and learn from each other now?!
So how can you get involved?
Because September sees the start of the new academic year & the beginnings of this project I want you to tweet me the 1 piece of advice you wish you had know before starting university! Remember to use the hashtag #eventstudents & then see what other people are suggesting!
Follow the #EventStudents twitter & come back next week from the 1st instalment of #EventStudents Advice!