South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE, PA – As part of their Communication & Event Planning class, second-year Administrative Professional (AP) students from South Hills School of Business & Technology had the opportunity to visit Beaver Stadium to meet Amy Pollock, Associate Director of the Office of Donor Relations and Special Events at Penn State University (PSU).
Amy has been with Penn State since 2008 and plans over 25 events per year for many different departments at PSU. She spoke to the students about the different types of events she for which is responsible and described in detail specifically the Presidential Tailgates during football season. She shared not only the rewards that come along with event planning, but also some of the challenges she has faced and stressed the importance of being flexible when plans change and take a new direction.
Additionally, Amy discussed the value of building interpersonal relationships and how they help one become successful in a career. She talked about the strong partnerships she’s developed over the years with offices throughout the university and the community.
Administrative Professional Instructor, Jennifer Charney, added, “Amy perfectly portrayed how important teamwork and relationship-building are to having a successful career as an administrative professional. The tour offered a great opportunity for the students to gain real-world insight from someone who has been in the industry for many years.“