CC&ES Alumni in the Real World
"CCES was by far the most rewarding and influential experience of my college career. I had the pleasure of spending three and a half years with the office. I left not only with the skills necessary to launch me into a career as a professional conference producer, but also with a customer service-centric mindset and the experience of being a manager of people, processes, and of course: events.
As a Lead Event and Marketing Coordinator at CC&ES, I was responsible for meeting with clients to plan dozens of events each semester and shared in the leadership of a group of Event and Marketing Coordinators and Special Event Managers. My favorite part about the role I played at CC&ES was the encouragement I received from the office's directors to vest myself in the position - making each event my own and allowing me to input my individual skills into the position, including developing and implementing a training manual and cloud-based project management system for the office's student event coordinators. I owe much of my career success to the skills I was able to develop while a student with CC&ES, and the excellent leadership in the office."
- Timothy Berry '14, Event Coordinator, CBI, Advanstar Pharmaceutical Sciences Group
LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/TimothyCoulsonBerry
"I've always said that my time spent at CC&ES prepared me more for the real world than any other experience I had at Ithaca College. I worked as a Production Technician from 2004-2008, and the skills I learned within audiovisual, and even more importantly, within customer service, organization, and client interaction have proved invaluable in my professional career. I currently work for Encore Event Technologies as a Director of Event Technologies for hotel-based audiovisual. Looking back, my employment at CC&ES was essentially a training course for my current job. I encourage anyone that has the opportunity to work for CC&ES to take it and make the most of it! It really gives the extra edge needed post-graduation."