Now that February is almost over, we can all sigh in relief that we have had a little bit of a break. Being back in the office after such an eventful first two months of my internship is a lot different, but I am thankful for it. Although we have a very small break right now, we still have many more shows coming up in March, including the Worldwide Toy Show and the Northwest Women’s Show in Washington, and the NFL Consumer Products Show in Kansas City. During the first two months of my internship I have been lucky enough to get a well rounded look at what we do as a General Service Contractor. It is amazing to witness all of the work that goes into every show, year after year, and see that our company continues to grow and succeed.
Over the past month I have been able to visit a couple of our different shows, including the Northwest Flower and Garden Show and the Sun Academy Expo, both of which went very smoothly. For the rest of February we have been gearing up for an extremely busy March. During March alone we will be doing almost twenty shows, and April will be just as busy. I am so excited to be able to work in the different areas of the company as the months go on. So far, working in Exhibitor Services has been an amazing look at how this industry operates at the front lines. Triumph has proven to have outstanding customer service over the years, and when I sit at the Exhibitor Services desk and listen to our specialists talk to customers, I understand why. We strive to make that personal contact with our customers so that we know we have helped them to the best of our abilities. I have been able to do a little work within the Operations Department as well so far, and I can already tell that I am going to thoroughly enjoy my experience there. How shows are built, managed and executed is truly a work of art and I am very excited I get to work with that department for all of April. Last but certainly not least I will be working within the Account Executive Department in May. This department will be challenging for me, but will be a huge learning experience that I am eager to get underway. As you can tell, I have a lot ahead of me in terms of learning the business, but I cannot wait to roll up my sleeves, get my hands dirty and experience everything I can.
~Aliahna Lukkasson Triumph Intern