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Looking for professional growth opportunities in the field of conference and events? ACCED-I has launched this Student Resource Center to help you find resources including one-on-one professional advice, resume reviews, sample documents and more! ACCED-I has created a network of professionals who are eager to see you become the next leading professional.

Rachel Ihasz is a student member of ACCED-I and was recently awarded a scholarship that would have allowed her to attend the Annual Conference. While we weren’t able to connect in Providence, she is planning to join us in 2021! Rachel will be graduating in May with a double major in Hospitality/Tourism Management and Theater from Flagler College, where she is the Lead Special Events Intern in the Office of Special Events. Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn to see what she conquers next!

What started your interest in collegiate conferencing and events as a student? I started college with just a theater major until I learned more about the new hospitality degree. I began working with the Office of Special Events at the end of my sophomore year. I started as an intern for Summer Camps and Conferences, which is when I really learned I enjoyed this side of event planning. I originally thought I would want to plan weddings, but the more I experienced all the different kind of campus-wide events that the office put on such as our Founder’s Day or the Crimson and Gold Banquet/Fundraiser, the more I fell in love with it. more


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