Leslie Carriveau: Institutional Advancement, Assumption College

Interning at Assumption College's Division of Internal Advancement

Interning at Assumption College's Division of Internal Advancement


Name:  Leslie Carriveau

Hometown: Easthampton, Massachusetts

Major: Organizational Communication

Internship Sponsor: Institutional Advancement Assumption College


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Director of Special Events and Stewardship
  • Assist in the planning of several events, such as President’s Council Dinner and the Women’s Leadership Forum
  • Review marketing materials and make recommendations for improvement and effectiveness
  • Perform administrative work as needed

Blog Entry:

As an intern in the Office of Institutional Advancement, I have been given the opportunity to assist in the planning of many events at the college. From the initial stages of planning to the final execution, I am working alongside the Director of Special Events to ensure smooth-running events. This internship has showed me how clear communication directly impacts the successful execution of an event.


I have had the experience of learning that with hard work, there is a great pay off. I learned this during the preparations for the annual President’s Council Dinner in October. This is a dinner in appreciation of some of the largest donors to Assumption College. My main responsibility for this dinner was making sure everything ran smoothly and according to plan. Clear communication made the night go off without any problems because everyone knew exactly what was expected.


My classes at Assumption have directly impacted my internship experience. Specifically, my Interpersonal Communication and my Communication Theory courses provided a foundation for my success in event planning, which I hope to pursue as a career.