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In order to get my degree in fashion merchandising, it is a requirement to complete an internship. And as hard as it is to believe, I am at that point in my college career. My internship is at a company called TalentPlus Universal, which was originally intended to be solely a summer thing. But, I am excited to say it has been extended into the fall! I am glad that they like me enough to keep me. I first found out about this internship opportunity back in February when I was at the National Association for Campus Activities conference in Boston. I spoke with a TalentPlus representative at a booth that was set up at a fair, and applied as soon as I got back home to St. Louis. My first official day was May 15.

TalentPlus Universal is an agency that is only located in St. Louis (in the Central West End, to be specific). There are four divisions within the company: TalentPlus Entertainment, Centro Models, TalentPlus Commercial, and TalentPlus Production Services. The agents at TalentPlus represent talent, which includes musicians, comedians, models, actors, hair/makeup stylists, and more. They are responsible for getting the talent bookings and handling their marketing. There are only 12 employees, plus three interns. It is like a family around the office because everyone works so closely with one another. There is even a TalentPlus pool party coming up. I’m really looking forward to that and getting to know everyone better outside the work environment.

Honestly, I can say I learn something new every day I am there. So much goes on between all four divisions. And I’ve never been in a setting such as this before, so it’s like a new world to me. Luckily, I’ve had the opportunity to see the way each division operates. I primarily work with Entertainment, analyzing and handling client social media and marketing. Within the Commercial division, I’ve helped film videos and edit them myself. This was a completely new and very exciting experience to me. Last, but not least, most days I work on my projects while sitting at the front desk. While there, I answer phone calls, process payments, and greet and direct visitors. I especially enjoy greeting models when they come in for photo shoots and model scouters traveling from other major fashion cities. There is definitely never a dull moment at TalentPlus!

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Way back in February, I found out about an internship opportunity on the Omicron Delta Kappa website. It said “Are you interested in a career in event planning!?” And since I am interested in such a career and am an ODK member, I thought this would be perfect. The position would entail an intern to arrive at the ODK summer convention in Lexington, Virginia a few days early to help set everything up and run the events throughout the conference that lasts four days. I applied and found out in April that I got the position! This opportunity has been a long time coming, and it finally happened way too quickly.

The three days before everyone else showed up for the convention, I was in Lexington to help prepare, along with two other interns. Starting at early hours and ending late in the evening, I spent most of my time at ODK headquarters. I worked a lot with the registration packets, goodie bags, programs, meal tickets, and name tags. Another one of my responsibilities throughout the week was to be an RA for all the people that would be staying in the resident hall. Therefore, I prepared room assignments and the linens for each room. Also, I tried to become familiar with the campus as much as possible so that I could show people where to go for each event/meeting. Washington and Lee University is a beautiful campus and very historical (it was founded in the 1700s by George Washington and Robert E. Lee). This is also the school where ODK was founded in 1914. This year marks the centennial celebration for ODK’s founding. The little town of Lexington was very nice as well. All the residents were extremely friendly and the green hills and trees everywhere are so pretty.

It was very exciting when everyone else began to show up. I love meeting people from all across the U.S. I was extremely busy throughout the convention, always leaving things early to set up for the next event (and then actually run it). But I get a thrill out of being busy, especially for a setting like this. There were multiple workshops, guest speakers, delicious meals, service projects, and a 5K race. Some of the fun activities during free time were a brewery tour, concert, comedian, ghost tour, and drive-in movie. There was a formal ball to end the convention.

It was very hard to leave Lexington. My time there went by too fast. I had such a great time making so many new friends and professional connections as well. In just one week, I learned so much about ODK and about myself. I am eternally grateful for this experience and can’t wait to share my stories with my Fontbonne ODK circle.

The interns at the Centennial Ball celebration Washington and Lee University

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Corie

MetalMadness.

by Corie on February 10, 2014

in In Saint Louis

Over the weekend I went to a show for my internship. It was crazy! The bands were awesome. I saw: Stray from the path, Like Moths to Flames and For Today. It was at the Fubar. If you have ever been there, you know it is a small venue. The line to get in was wrapped around the building and it was already really crowded inside. Standing in like I knew it was going to be really rowdy. It was. The mosh pit was intense. I would of went in myself put I had all my promo stuff with me. Then people were jumping of the stage and speakers to crowd surf. The bands didn’t care, they actually encouraged it. I was tempted to do it. I really wanted too. YOLO right? I had so much fun and met some cool people. For Today, which was the band I was promoting is going to be at warped tour this summer. I CANT WAIT. Warped Tour 2014 here I come!

So from a metal show on saturday this wednesday I have a country show to go to at the old rock house. A group called Whiskey Myers. Interested? http://oldrockhouse.com/event/whiskey-myers/

Hope to see you there!!

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January is over! I can’t believe it! This semester is going to go by so fast just because I have so much to do. This semester is the start to my senior year of college. I feel like I just graduated high school not that long ago. It has only been a month in and so many things has happened:

-I got an internship.

-I have been going to many concerts.

-I made new friends.

-I only have class two days a week!

My internship is with ‘Stache Media and they have interns all over the country promote musical artists. Which means I get to go to shows, for FREE. I just do reports and go out around STL to promote. SO MUCH FUN. This is something I have always wanted to do, but never knew how to get there. So far the concerts I have been to are: Lecrae/Derek Minor for Winter Jam, and Jeremy Messersmith. On Saturday I will be seeing a band called For Today. They will be playing at Fubar so go check them out! :) Like I said I have been making new friends and it has been people that I have seen before on campus. Just never really had a chance to be friends with them. I’m glad I am now though. They are such wonderful people. Now, I only have class two days a week. WHHHATTTT?! How does this happen. I was aiming for no Friday classes. Ill take no Monday, Wednesday or Friday classes. Though, I am at Fontbonne everyday working on homework, intern stuff or doing work study.

If you are interested in going to the show at Fubar to see For Today here is a link for more info:

http://www.fubarstl.com/event/432065-for-today-like-moths-flames-st-louis/

Hopefully I will see you there!

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7/8 of the Way There

by Alumni Posts December 17, 2013

The grades are now all in. The semester is officially over. And I have only one semester left at Fontbonne University. This semester was definitely different for me in many, many ways. First of all, I only had classes two days per week, and I spent the other days of the week interning in a […]

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Snow!! Wished I had classes.

by Alumni Posts December 9, 2013

On Friday Fontbonne was closed due to the snow we had on Thrusday night.  While most of the Fontbonne students went back to sleep after receiving the cancellation notice.  I was up and awake at 5:30 am in order to go to my internship.  By 6:30 am I was eating my breakfast.  I decided to […]

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And You Say I’m Not Competitive

by Alumni Posts December 2, 2013

I’m not athletic. I don’t relish in the idea of a trophy room. I’d rather see everyone who sincerely tries succeed instead of seeing the same few people being successful all of the time. However, all of that being said, I’m definitely excited to have taken home first place from my microbiology lab’s first Thanksgiving […]

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Inspiration from a Hot Sauce Packet

by Alumni Posts October 6, 2013

I love inspirational quotes. They bring a smile to my face on a dreary day, they make me laugh, and they remind me to keep believing in myself and progressing toward my life goals. Generally, I find inspiration in quotes from movies, books, plays, and musicals. However, I just recently found an inspirational quote located […]

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Back in Session

by Alumni Posts September 15, 2013

Hello, Dear Readers! It’s been a while since I posted my last summer blog. And my, how things have changed since then! The weather is saying that fall is soon upon us, classes have been in session for almost a month, and my favorite holiday of the year, Halloween, draws ever closer. This semester is […]

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Potpourri

by Alumni Posts July 17, 2013

I’ll proudly admit that I love watching the classic gameshow “Jeopardy!”. I’ve actually taken the online quiz twice in an attempt to take the next steps to be a contestant on the show. One of the categories that always befuddles me, however, is called “Potpourri.” This category, which is in play in extremely random intervals, […]

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