These ladies will be presenting the “Do’s and Don’ts of the Interview.” In addition, they will talk about cover letters, resumes, and they’ll throw in some information about the travel industry. Feel free to bring your cover letters and resumes to the meeting!
Below are Lauren and Jennifer’s bios:
Lauren Summers is the Director of Marketing for Visit Wales in North America, the official government sponsored tourism board for Wales. She is responsible for travel trade sales and marketing as well as consumer campaigns for the U.S. and Canada. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Council of the Educational Travel Community.
Prior to joining Visit Wales, she was the general manager of a small hotel in Cambridge, MA where she worked while completing her masters at Harvard Divinity School. At Harvard, she studied the healing traditions of indigenous world religions while hosting scholars, researchers, academics and activists from around the world. As a result, she discovered her passion for the tourism and hospitality industries.
She had previously founded and run her own communications and event planning agency based in New York City. Her clients included entertainment, corporate and non-profit organizations such as Levi’s, Disney, and the international Acapulco Film Festival, along with number of Grammy award winning artists, Oscar winning performers, bestselling authors and other celebrities. In addition to her master’s degree, she holds an undergraduate degree in Public Relations.
Jennifer Mennella is the Marketing Executive for Visit Wales, the Welsh tourist board. Based in New York, she works with the trade in the US and Canada to promote leisure travel to Wales. In addition, Jennifer is responsible for contributing to consumer campaigns to raise the profile of Wales as a travel destination.
Prior to working at Visit Wales, Jennifer began her career in consumer PR working for brands in the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries including: KORRES®, ROGAINE®, VISINE®, ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses.
She is a Co-Founder of the International Destination Marketing Professionals – a group of professionals whose job is to market international destinations in North America. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where she was Vice President of the FIT’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter for three semesters before graduating with a B.S. in Advertising and Marketing Communications.
See you there! 1PM, A337. Please be prompt!
Read more about what they discussed here!