Monthly Archives: February 2016

Meet our backers! Stacey Hoyt CMP, CSEP – Blanton Museum of Art

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We spoke to another superhero who has backed The Apprentice Program thru our Kickstarter campaign – Stacey Hoyt CMP, CSEP – Special Event Manager at Blanton Museum of Art.

Stacey supported The Apprentice Program because she believes in our mission to revolutionize the events industry:

we want to STOP horrible internships

With two decades of experience, Stacey is both a Certified Meeting Professional and a Certified Special Events Professional. She has a long-standing involvement with the International Special Events Society,  including holding the position of President at the Austin chapter 2010-2011. As well as working with Blanton Museum of Art, Stacey owns her own event management firm, Stacey Hoyt Events.

Learn how Stacey got to where she is today, as well as the biggest reason that inspired her to support The Apprentice Program…

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“I have complete faith in Mary’s vision” ~ Stacey Hoyt CSEP, CMP – Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

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Meet our backers! Lauren Chumbley + Kristi DePew – Eclipse Event Co

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Today, we spoke to two of our fantastic backers – Lauren Chumbley and Kristi DePew, co-owners of Eclipse Event Co, based in Austin, Texas.

By believing in The Apprentice Program, Lauren and Kristi are helping us make history and revolutionizing the events industry. Read our Intern Manifesto and stand strong with us: MENTORS and INTERNS, you both deserve better!

With over 15 years combined experience in the events industry, Lauren and Kristi plan events around their three pillars of excellence:

Honesty, Creativity and Resourcefulness 

Lauren has been a member of the International Special Events Society, where she served on the Austin board for two years, while Kristi is currently a member of the Austin chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) and has just accepted a position on the board as the Fundraising Chair for 2016.

Check out their insider tips for making it big in the events industry, how their first year in business went and the biggest reason they supported The Apprentice Program’s Kickstarter campaign!

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Lauren Chumbley (left), Kristi DePew (right) – Eclipse Event Co, Austin, TX

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Our Intern Manifesto.

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We are on a superhero mission to STOP horrible internships.

In order to do this, both mentors and interns must take a stand to work together and join us in this revolution.

We have a duty to reshape how internship programs are administered by businesses and alter how interns are recognized and valued by the outside world.

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We want to STOP the exploitation of interns, for good.

Together, we aim to succeed in this mission and in order to make this happen, we believe the following core values must be held true:


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