I had the incredible opportunity to be the food and beverage marketing and PR intern at The Broadmoor during my spring 2015 semester. I am a marketing student at UCCS in addition to working at Ristorante Del Lago at The Broadmoor. This provided me the unique experience to have three outlooks on situations: student, intern, and employee. With this outlook, I started my endeavor as an intern.
Broadmoor internships are for self motivated individuals who are not afraid of hard work. Through out my internship, my mentor challenged me to grow as a marketer and to apply critical thinking skills to situations. I enjoyed the tasks assigned because it furthered my basic knowledge.
The largest project was assisting with Taste and Savor. Taste and Savor was the first ever culinary and beverage event designed to educate guest through seminars along with sensational dining events.
I worked closely with the food and beverage marketing and PR manager along with the Director of food and beverage. My job went beyond mundane tasks; I managed and created social media posts, compiled program information, and helped with tasks during the event.
It was exciting to be apart of such a prestigious first ever event for the Broadmoor and seeing all of the hard work put in come to fruition.
It was interesting going to my internship during the day and thenworking at night. I was able to see how the projects I was working on were affecting the restaurants on an operational level. My manager would always joke, “Stop with your social media, we can’t take anymore reservations this week!” Seeing the actual results of my work was incredible, even if it did annoy my manager.
I was able to take information from both aspects of school and interning to provide value to projects both in and outside of the classroom. As a student I was able to apply what I was learning to my class projects. The curriculum I was learning in I utilized to help work more efficiently on my internship tasks.
The Broadmoor provided me with a learning experience that taught me worthwhile skills. All of the people I worked with were kind and helpful. The Broadmoor truly cultivates a culture like none other, and it was my pleasure being apart of such a unique business!
Thank you Megann for a job well done! We will miss you and enjoy your study abroad.