Each Friday on the MeetingPlay blog we like to get a bit personal and share the faces behind the mobile event apps and event registration solutions. From marketing to sales, to account managers, our CEO, COO, CSMO, and now one MeetingPlay 2017 sales & marketing intern, Chaz G. Chaz will is an upcoming senior at the University of Maryland.
Meet MeetingPlay's #EventProfs, Chaz:
1. What was your first job? Tell us about it.
My first job was working front desk at the Columbia Gym. My first shift I ever worked there was New Years Day, so my first couple weeks on the job were pretty hectic. While the job sometimes got pretty challenging I really enjoyed my co-workers and seeing people I knew.
2. Who has influenced you most in your professional path/career?
My step-dad has influenced me the most on my professional career path. He has always given me great advice and has given me opportunities to network with professionals in a variety of fields.
3. What's your favorite part about working in the event technology (or events) industry?
While I’m new to the event technology industry, I’m excited to analyze the connections between the technical app development and the business side of the organization.
4. Looking back, what career advice would you tell your 18-year-old self?
Looking back I would tell my 18-year old self EXCEL EXCEL EXCEL.
5. What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
Some of my favorite things to do outside of work include listening to music, watching television(Mad Men, Westworld, Game of Thrones) and cooking.(We hear Chaz makes a mean sweet potatoe pie and macaronni and cheese - but we're waiting for the proof!)