What I’ve Learned as an Intern for Do Good Events

My name is Cheyanne Thurston and I am freshman at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I am studying Strategic Communications and Fashion Studies and I have had the lovely opportunity to be Do Good Events’ spring intern. Throughout my semester interning for Do Good Events I’ve learned many things personally, professionally, and about the company as a whole. This internship really allowed me to learn about this career hands-on, and that’s something I can’t get in a classroom. I’ve learned more about myself and have had more opportunities in one semester with Do Good Events than I could have ever imagined.

The first thing I’ve learned is what an AMAZING company Do Good Events is. I swear, this isn’t even a plug because I’m technically employed by them, I honestly just love them. Ask me on the street and I’ll say the same thing, maybe even better. They are the most knowledgeable and professional workers I’ve ever encountered. They have flawlessly executed every event I’ve been a part of, and I’ve never questioned whether or not what they wanted me to do had purpose. Whenever I asked questions, and trust me there were a lot of them, they didn’t fail to answer me quickly with a clear, sensible response. They just know their stuff! They’re also all about that Insta-worthy moment, and have the cutest social media ever.
Secondly, I’ve learned so much about the business and working as an event planner. I got to play around with how my personal strengths and weakness can complement this dream job of mine. I learned all about bidding programs, silent auctions, and event promotion. I had the opportunity to become comfortable with these aspects of the job that I wouldn’t have had I not been an intern. It’s the small details that make up this business and I’ve loved learning them all.
Professionally, this has been one of the best things I could have done for my career plans. I’ve truly gotten to see the ins and outs of this business and I couldn’t be more thankful for that opportunity. They’ve trusted me with things, big and little, and each task is as big of a learning moment as the next. Do Good Events wanted me to learn and let me be a part of as many opportunities as they could.
To sum it all up, my time with Do Good Events has been amazing. From working with their great crew to soaking up all the experience I could, I wouldn’t trade this semester for anything! I would 100% recommend this company for an internship or to plan your event, whatever the case—they really won’t let you down.
Highlight real

Pinot’s Palette’s One Year Anniversary Event – I had the privilege of co-leading this event. Knowing that they trusted me to represent Do Good Events gave me the little bit of confidence I needed to execute the event successfully. After the first three minutes I was totally in the zone and had that “ah-ha” moment, that this is truly where I want to be and what I want to be doing.

FINNEGANS Chef Food Fight Live Event – This was such a cool event. One of my favorite parts of this event was that I did a lot of the signage for it. Not that signage is a huge deal, but as a little intern it was really cool to see how the things I did play a role in an event.

All FEI Events – FEI, Financial Executives International, was my very first event and such a fun one. I got to go to a handful of FEI functions and every time was better than the last.