August 23, 2010

Student Profile: Michelle Fauci

Management

What did you enjoy most about your program?

Management was more than an education, it was an experience. The professors were always willing to do whatever they could to help a student out and they exceeded my expectations. The knowledge that they possessed was impeccable as each one offered their own area of expertise. There was always someone we could count on.

What was your most memorable college experience (both inside and outside of the classroom)?

I would have to say the people. I met a lot of great students both in the classroom, on my basketball team, and on campus. Thanks to all of them, I had the privilege to be presented with amazing opportunities. I plan to keep in touch with a bunch of close friends after graduation, because not only did we make memories, we grew and learned along side of each other.

What is the most important thing you learned at Wentworth - what's your biggest takeaway?

I learned that I should never be afraid to take a risk and to always give it my all. It is not necessarily about what you do, but how you do it. People are going to respect me and follow me when I put all my efforts in. I see myself as a leader, and for others to follow they shouldn't expect anything but my best. Additionally, taking risks is about not being afraid to take things to the next level. When you push yourself, you push others. It is about leading by example and believing in what you are going to accomplish.

What did you like best about co-op, where did you do it, what was your position?

I had two co-ops, one was with Bay State Games as an assistant to the Operations Director and the other was with Creative Events as an event intern. My favorite part of being on co-op was being out in the field and getting hands on experience. For both internships I helped to plan events which turned out to be a very fulfilling duty. There was nothing better than putting all my efforts into the planning phase and seeing the gratifying expressions on the client's faces as an event unfolded.

What are your future plans?

After graduation I am moving back home, where I intend on working to get back into the event industry. I hope to eventually have a business of my own and pass my knowledge on to others who are looking to learn. I also have aspirations to help my family out with their business. With family meaning so much to me, I hope to always stay involved and assist where ever it is needed.

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