For those of you interested in events, Ali Koger is living the dream! She is Associate Producer at FIRST, a New York City event management company. She provides logistical support on a variety of programs including galas, networking events, product launches, meetings and activations. Her project portfolio includes events such as the Tyra Banks TZone Foundation Flawsome Ball, the Bergdorf Goodman's Holiday Window Reveal, and UNICEF Snowflake Lighting.
I discovered that the HTM department offered so many amazing opportunities: smaller class sizes which allowed more 1-on-1 interaction; advice and guidance from the professors; a Field Study that helped me go in search of what I wanted to do after graduation and get that necessary experience, which I was very grateful for; scholarship opportunities; a push to attend career fairs; and interactive classes. These different opportunities allowed me to grow, network and paint a clearer picture of the direction I wanted for my Hospitality career path following graduation.