As the social chair for my fraternity, it falls on me to plan the large scale events like our formal trip to Las Vegas. This has been a very interesting experience for me because I had no event planning experience prior to college and have had to learn a lot about it on the fly. That’s one of the great things about the college experience though, you learn a lot of skills that you didn’t ever think you would learn.
I had to arrange transit for the entire fraternity, our hotel rooms at the Mirage, a suite for the formal event and transit back. On top of that I had to manage the entire event and handle the organization up until the event started.
Putting in that much time and effort to plan an event really pays off though because it makes the experience that much more rewarding. It’s great to feel responsible for making something great happen and planning a large scale trip to Las Vegas is an experience you really can’t have very often.
Makana even managed to come along
We caught’ dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant and the Paris on the second night and I managed to get some good pictures with Makana and other friends. That restaurant has a great location and view. The Paris is a very cool place and it’s certainly strange seeing the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre Dame all in Las Vegas. It’s certainly true what I always say, Vegas is the strangest place in the world but it’s an experience.
Going on a trip with all your closest friends is already a great time but knowing that I was able to put it together made it an even better feeling. A semester as our social chair was extremely busy but now that it’s over, it was a fantastic, unique experience and I’m proud to be able to say I put a trip like this together.