Katie Reynolds is a senior who currently resides in Canton, Georgia. Katie will graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. During her time at Reinhardt, Katie has been involved in numerous campus activities. She has been a member of the Student Activities Council as well as the Vice President of Student Activities. She has also been on the executive board of the Student Government Association, has been a Reinhardt Captain, an Orientation Leader, and is currently part of the Reinhardt Eagles Cheer team. Furthermore, she has participated in several annual events such as the Miss Reinhardt 2012 pageant where she placed third runner up, and has had the honor of presenting in the Convocation of Artists and Scholars where she presented her research paper entitled, “Facebook 101.” Katie is currently a member of Sigma Lambda, an Academic Honor Society designed for student programmers that excel in scholarship and leadership within the student activities field.
During the summer of 2013, Katie accepted a four month long internship with the Cherokee Conference Center at The Bluffs in Canton, Georgia. Katie’s main role as an intern was to assist with special events at the conference center such as weddings, receptions, seminars, etc. The conference center works closely with Event Mark to ensure that clients receive everything they need; from entertainment and catering, to chairs and table cloths. On the day of an event, Katie would arrive at the conference center about four to five hours before the event started in order to help with setting up chairs, tables, and other equipment. She also oversaw that preparation for each event goes smoothly and in a timely manner. Katie’s other tasks also included giving conference center tours to prospective clients, affectively communicating with clients to better understand their needs, guiding clients with decorating and designing their event space, and brainstorming with the conference center staff to come up with ideas to efficiently market their space.
Katie thoroughly enjoyed her internship at the Cherokee Conference Center. Working at the conference center has made her realize that she made the right decision by majoring in Management. She says, “every time I come into work, I really like it. It’s something I want to do.” Her internship taught her that managing your time is important, especially on a professional scale. Katie’s advice to anyone interested in doing an internship would be to find an internship that really pertains to you and your major, and to also learn from your experiences during your internship because they will definitely be beneficial to you in the future.
While at Reinhardt, Katie has learned a lot. She has learned the importance of being on time and being prepared, and how to affectively manage her busy schedule. She has enjoyed the family oriented atmosphere of Reinhardt and its patient and caring professors. After graduating, Katie plans on finding a career as an event planner.