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  • Anna Sutton 8:06 pm on April 7, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: event planning, , launch event, ,   

    Her Voice, Her Values, Our Movement – A Conversation in Our Nation’s Capital 

    I mentioned in an earlier post that Women Ready for Hillary was having our office launch event, and I’m sorry for not writing about how amazing it was sooner so y’all could be blown away by how cool my internship is.

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    The event brought together women and Hillary supporters from all sorts of communities. We started with a panel of women who worked under Hillary in various times of her career. They offered first hand insight as to how with her amazing work ethic and impressive resume Hillary Clinton isn’t just the best woman for the job, she’s the best candidate period. The second panel was full of women who specialize in grassroots movements and talked to everyone about how we can make the movement to encourage Hillary Clinton to run for the presidency our own by using our own stories to raise support.

    I didn’t think it was possible, but after the launch event I’m even more excited for Hillary 2016.

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  • Erin Greenawald 12:10 am on October 26, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: event planning, , invitation,   

    Exciting New Things! 

    Sorry it’s been a while, guys. As several of my fellow bloggers have mentioned recently, I’ve been juggling a lot.

    Yes, it’s meant a lot of long hours of work, little hours of sleep, and days where I truly feel like I can’t think another thought. But it’s also meant that a lot of exciting new things are happening.

    The biggest thing that’s been taking a lot of my time and energy is that The Daily Muse is organizing it’s first country-wide meet-up—and I’m in charge of the whole operation! I’ve been excited about the idea of getting our online community offline for a while, so I was thrilled that they trusted me enough to put it in my hands. I’ve also never organized an event in my life (unless you count my epic childhood birthday parties…), so I was both terrified of all the things I didn’t know how to do, and excited to learn them on the job.

    Thankfully, my team didn’t just leave me in the dust to figure everything out. I’ve never been afraid to ask for help, and my bosses and team members have always been willing to give it. It may seem like asking for help may make them doubt giving me the job, but I’ve always felt that it shows them that I care about the work I’m doing enough to make absolutely sure I’m doing it right. It’s important to note here that my requests for help are never just a blanket, “I’m lost, help me!” When asking for help at work, it’s important to come with specific questions or challenges, so your managers know you actually thought through it first. (For more tips on asking for help at work, check out this article by one of our seasoned career writers.)

    Anyway, I already feel like I’ve learned a ton, and the event is still two weeks away. If you’re interested in networking with some brilliant young-professionals, you should come! Details are here, and I’d love to see you there! (We’ll be doing it in 8 other cities across the U.S., so if you’re a non-D.C. reader we may be in your city too!)

     

    Other exciting things have been happening around the company too, thought most of them not directly related to me:

    First, we launched themuse.com, our beautiful first step in consolidating our magazine and our company profiles and becoming the one-stop shop for when you’re thinking about your career.

    Second, our founders were named Business Insider’s top 100 coolest people in New York’s tech scene this year!

    There’s a lot more exciting things happening behind the scenes, but not all of it’s public knowledge yet. Just know, there are PLENTY of exciting things to come from The Muse.

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  • Sarah McIntosh 9:43 pm on August 19, 2011 Permalink
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    Annual Meeting Re-Cap 

    Time for some long overdue blog posts! First and foremost, our annual meeting the last weekend in July was a huge success. I was able to enjoy the speakers and panels I wanted to see and still fulfill my responsibilities ensuring that the meeting ran smoothly. The weekend was a good balance of running the meeting, and taking a break to enjoy the speakers I wanted to see. It was great to finally see all my hard work finally pay off, and I met many inspirational people throughout the course of the weekend.

    To anyone undertaking this kind of event planning experience at their internships, the best advice I can offer is to just go with the flow. When things do not go according to plan, which they inevitably won’t, don’t stress about it. Speaker doesn’t show up? Ask one of your attendees to fill in for their spot. Keynote speaker needs a ride from his hotel? It isn’t every day you get to drive around a man who worked with B.F. Skinner. Starbucks forgets to prepare your coffee? Smile and wait for them to fix their mistake. I’m normally a perfectionist about all the little details, so I was quite proud of myself for not stressing out over every little mishap that weekend. (More …)

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  • Sarah McIntosh 11:56 pm on July 13, 2011 Permalink
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    T-Minus 3 Weeks and Counting 

    With our Annual Meeting fast approaching at the end of this month, things have been pretty crazy over at the National Youth Rights Association. I’ve had my hands full with sponsorship follow-ups, inviting organizations to attend the meeting, and contacting attendees about their travel plans. Here’s a re-cap of some of my exciting experiences/victories over the past few weeks:

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  • Ali Obertubbesing 2:03 pm on June 24, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: event planning, preparation hike,   

    Research and hiking and prep work, oh my! 

    June 13-15

                So far, this week has been less busy than my first two weeks. I have been doing endless research for the last week in order to prepare the reports necessary for the preparation event, but now the planning of the preparation for the international camp is winding down, as the kids leave in about two weeks. My main project for these few days was to prepare for the Peer Support preparation that is taking place tomorrow, June 16. The Peer Supporters, PSs, are older kids that attended camp as seeds two summers ago. They are returning to camp with the delegation in a leadership role, being there to help the new seeds adjust to camp and the U.S. since they have had the experience that the new seeds are embarking upon. (More …)

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