When I told my friends, family, and basically anyone who was curious about my summer that I might have an internship in Las Vegas, they all asked me the same question: what exactly are you going to be doing there? And let me tell you, this was not an innocent I’m-wondering-about-all-the-different-responsibilities-you-will-have-at-your-new-job kind of question. No, it was more of a I’m-wondering-if-you-are-going-to-drop-out-of-Georgetown-and-become-a-stripper kind of question. In spite of the seemingly universal belief that Vegas is the place for only a certain type of profession (see previous statement), I realized that this internship was actually the perfect combination of business and performing arts, the two things that take up most of my time in college.
I’m a finance and international business double major, but the hours I spend in dance rehearsal literally outnumber the hours I spend in class. When I heard about this opportunity, I couldn’t believe how perfect it was. I get to learn about the business side of live entertainment and about marketing for a show on a much larger scale than I was used to. Not to mention I’d be in Vegas, working for a juggler/comedian (jugmedian?). Who gets to do something like that? It’s definitely an unusual opportunity for a Georgetown student. And so I applied, begged Jeff to hire me (no, but really), and now here I am!
I’m looking forward to spending my summer doing something unique, meeting different people, and just experiencing Vegas in a way most people don’t get to.
GEMA (Georgetown Entertainment Media Alliance) exists to elevate Georgetown’s profile in the entertainment and media community, by strengthening the ties between the University and its alumni and by developing relevant programs and resources for both alumni and current Georgetown students. GEMA currently has hubs in Washington DC, New York, and Los Angeles.
Jeff Civillico is working with University officials to develop GEMA Las Vegas! Lena Al-Marzoog is one of four entertainment-marketing interns for Jeff Civillico, Inc. this summer.
Learn more about Jeff’s summer internship in Las Vegas.
Learn more about GEMA: http://www.gema-hoyas.org.