Today, I completed a small event as a part of my events management internship with the College of Arts & Letters. It was a gathering of about 30 MSU faculty to go over the steps and best practices for applying for funding through the Humanities Without Walls consortium. I coordinated the food, beverage, and technology requirements for the event. Then I spent the day today providing technical assistance and making sure our contract with the Kellogg Center was being fulfilled.
Two summers ago, Humanities Without Walls 2014 was the event that I helped with on the first day of my events management internship with the College of Arts & Letters. I spent most of the time doing research about digital humanities and HASTAC, an organization that would bring its 2015 conference to Michigan State University through the planning committee at the College of Arts & Letters.
On my first day as an events intern with CAL while working the first HWW event, I remember getting to hear interdisciplinary teams develop elevator pitches and presentations about their projects. A year later, I would hear some of these same teams present their successful projects at the HASTAC 2015 Conference, which became my primary and most successful project while working on events at the College of Arts & Letters.