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Gillian Campbell

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Hometown: Pittsfield, MA

Major: Event Management

Why did you choose your major at Lasell?
I chose my major for many reasons. One reason being my passion and interest in planning/organizing and creating relationships with clients. I have always been social and love being a part of an industry that is based around customer service. After I graduate I hope to be an event coordinator in a major city and a high end hotel.

What was it that brought you to Lasell?
The location of Lasell played a large role in why I chose to go here. Being near a city is great for hospitality majors because the opportunities are endless. Even in Newton, there are numerous places to work/intern to enhance my experience in the industry.

What activities are you involved in or have been involved in (clubs, activities, athletics, etc.)? 
For my first two years at Lasell I was apart of the women's soccer team. This year I decided I wanted to spend more time on my academics and working in order to pay for my trip abroad in the spring semester. Next semester I will be studying at the University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.

Favorite class you have taken at Lasell and why?
My favorite class I have taken at Lasell was Fundamentals of Event Management with Dr.Varao. This class was very interactive and applied connected learning more than my other classes. Our semester project was working in a group to create a mock event for a client Dr. Varao provided us with. Throughout the semester we met with our clients and created a whole event as I would in my career.

What do you like to do off campus or in Boston?
When I'm not at school I usually find myself shopping, or adventuring outside whether it be on a hike or going to sit by a lake/pond. I don't normally like to stay home in my free time. I usually find somewhere to go or something to do.