Sanne van der Donk
” My internship took place from July 2017 to January 2018 in Meeting & Events department of O’Callaghan Collection as Meeting & Events Coordinator. The Meeting & Events team consisted of 1 event manager, 3 executives and 1 intern, me.
During my internship I felt that I was really part of the team, and I could do the same work as the event executives. I got an understanding and managed the customer journey from prospect to closure in the events office.
I participated in trainings as well during my time in O’Callaghan collection. I got trained in 3 areas, OPERA, Property management system training, a guest engagement training and a site inspection training. I really enjoyed the training and I learned a lot.
The work during my internship was completely different than what I learned during my studies. I am studying International Hotel Management, of course I learned how to work with guests, but I hadn’t learned anything about working in an office.
It was a new experience for me, but I really liked it. At O’Callaghan Collection I found out that I am keen to do this kind of work, and I want to develop myself in this. At the moment I am graduating, and next year I would like to continue my studies, doing a master’s degree in management.”