A Lissycasey business student has been shortlisted for a major award following her internship in the music promotion industry.
Sarah Nugent, a third year student in GMIT’s College of Tourism and Arts, has been nominated for “best intern” in the National Event Industry (NEI) Awards. She worked on placement with with Irish concert promotion company, MCD.
Sarah, who has just finished third year of a Bachelor of Business in Event Management & PR, started her placement in MCD in Dublin in June 2013, supported by the GMIT Links Office. She finished in mid-January before returning to complete her third year degree studies in the Galway campus.
“I feel privileged to be shortlisted for this award. The work placement aspect of my GMIT event management degree allowed me this amazing opportunity to do an internship with a prestigious company like MCD. I got to work alongside, and taught by, some of the best people in this industry.
“During the eight months I was there I got to experience different areas of production, and worked in site office, assisting in event control, dressing room production, transport management, accreditation, customer care and front of house in venues such as the Gaiety Theatre,” said Sarah.