During my final year at Mohawk College I was on the Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) as Director of Special Events. I have never been the type of person to want to be on a student government, take part in extracurricular activities or anything besides going to classes.
When I decided to come back to Mohawk after taking a couple years off I decided this time I would be more involved with school. The first year I worked in the Cellar as a server/bartender and the second year I was informed of a position opening up as Director of Special Events. I have always had a passion for planning events so I decided to apply. I was very fortunate to get the position and feel that it really impacted my life. The experience I got from the MSA is something I will never forget and the people I have met I will always remember. I had the opportunity to learn a great deal about events from Event Programmer Baldeep Randhawa, which will help me in my future career choices.
While Director of Special Events I was in the Tourism and Travel program and at the end of the 2 year program there is a 2 week placement. I was allowed to do my placement with MSA in my current position and during those 2 weeks I got to plan the year end appreciation banquet, which was an amazing experience.
I love doing events, but my real passion is for banquets and weddings so to be given this opportunity was unforgettable. Baldeep let me plan and organize the event the way I wanted and was there for support and as a mentor, which was a great way to learn and make mistakes. Without Baldeep’s knowledge and experience I would not have learned the skills I have today. With both of our hard work and dedication the event was extremely successful and looked beautiful. The feedback I got from the faculty and student government was very rewarding. Having this opportunity, to do something like this as a student, is something that I will always remember and will help me succeed in my future endeavors.
I learned from this to always have your eyes open to bigger and better things and take advantage of all opportunities that may come your way. You never know what can come out of the little things. I have lifelong friends and skills from making the decision to join the MSA, something I was always be grateful for.