Being in the Hospitality Management program at UNLV requires 1000 hours of work experience and a 90 hour internship to graduate. The good thing is that people in the industry know this and they target UNLV students when they are hiring or looking for interns or even seeking volunteers. I have had some amazing experiences because of this that I wouldn't have been part of had I gone to school anywhere else in the world.
Last October, I completed my internship requirement by working for the Lili Claire Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to help special needs kids and their families. It was incredible to be a part of such a great foundation and work for a cause that has a special place in my heart. We put on the Nevada Wild Fest, the biggest fair and carnival in Nevada. I had the pleasure of working on the "celebrity wrangler" team which means I was in charge of all transportation and lodging of the VIPs (which included country singers and Disney stars) coming in and out of Las Vegas for the Festival. I met some amazing people and had such a good time! I can't wait to help out this year!
|Cody Simpson, ladies and gents|
|Eating cookies with Gwen Sebastian|
|Gwen Sebastian was on The Voice a few seasons ago|
|I really loved hanging out with Craig Campbell and his guys|
|If you haven't heard Craig Campbell's "Fish" - listen to it, love it, repeat|
|JT Hodges is beautiful and I'm in love with "Goodbyes Made You Mine"|
|Kirsty Lee Cook is America's Sweetheart who was on American Idol a few seasons ago.|
|Yes, this is Jaymes and James. Yes, they are Chippendales, and yes, my husband did take this picture :)|
|Taylor Hicks won American Idol a few seasons ago.|
|The beautiful wedding gondola|
|The Waterfall hosted one beautiful wedding|
|Accordion background music for the one wedding in the middle of St Marks Square.|
So far this is the only New Years event that they have a video of but when the other ones are posted, you better believe I will show them off. The events were all so amazing with all the product and work that went into it. I am just honored to have played a small part in putting them together.
I really do love living in Las Vegas while I'm going to school for this type of stuff. There's no better place for me right now and I love being involved in all the opportunities that present themselves because of where I am. I can't wait to see what else Las Vegas has to offer me!