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30-day snapchat challenge – join me? (June 1-30, 2016)

By | meet the team, mentor POV | No Comments

Hello everyone, Mary here!

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And so it begins…I’m doing a 30-day ‪#‎snapchat‬ challenge in the month of June, which basically means if you’ve been curious what my life in England looks like (as a CEO, mum, mentor, friend, laundry specialist, you name it) here’s your chance.

It’s time to jump onto snapchat.


WHAT IT IS:

a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to be a Simplifier. I’ll sprinkle in a ‘thought of the day’ or two, sharing tips that have helped me juggle it all. Plus, secrets on saving time, how I wrangle my stress/anxiety/fears (most times) and push forward towards greatness.

Try something new.


WHAT I PROMISE:

to keep it real, no funny filters on videos or perfectly crafted magazine-worthy staged photos (like what most ‪#‎eventprofs‬ get BOMBARDED with on a daily basis). Just me, a insider glimpse of my office and team, a slice of my city, Nottingham and what it like to be an event professional and (shhh!) an undercover superhero. 

Life is messy. But that’s okay…we are exactly right where we are supposed to be, in order to help each other.

This, I know is true.

Learn new things, peek behind-the-scenes.


Will you join me? https://www.snapchat.com/add/thesimplifiers

 

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your undercover superhero,

Mary

3 tips to go from intern to dream job

By | an intern's POV | No Comments

Working as a volunteer or intern can open up doors and lead you onto bigger and better things – but you have to impress first.

We’ve got 3 tips to get you noticed and help you climb that ladder to your dream job.

As a student, I managed to make it from publicity volunteer to event intern before taking on senior event planner roles and eventually got my dream job after graduation.

So, how did I do it?

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celebrating with cupcakes and beer

By | awards and key achievement s, kickstarter, meet the team | No Comments
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Did you hear? With your help, we raised over $12,000 through our Kickstarter.  Of course you heard…we’ve been tweeting, talking and telling (basically) everyone we meet about it all non-stop since it launched!

To celebrate and say thanks to our 166 backers, we hosted a Simplifiers party right in the heart of Nottingham, England with our UK team, complete with beer and cupcakes in a very traditional pub.

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Old Market Square + The Cross Keys pub, Nottingham, England

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Our Intern Manifesto.

By | intern manifesto | One Comment

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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Meet our backers! Erica Prewett – A Big To Do Event

By | CSEP, ISES, kickstarter, mentor POV | One Comment

Today, we talk to one of our backers from the Kickstarter campaign – Erica Prewett, CSEP – CEO of A Big To Do Event and current 2015-16 chapter president for the International Special Events Society, Atlanta chapter.

By supporting our campaign, Erica is joining us on our mission to revolutionize intern training:

We want to STOP horrible internships, for mentors and interns alike!

She’s been in the business of creating live events since 1999.  Organizations such as IBM, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Mississippi as well as hundreds of brides and families have experienced stress-free weddings, social and corporate events because of this Checklist Queen.

We find out her best life hacks, insider tips for planning events and she will reveal the biggest reason she decided to back The Apprentice Program by The Simplifiers!

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“I believe that the more of us support each other, the best ideas will come to fruition.” ~Erica Prewett, CSEP – A Big to Do Event, Atlanta, GA

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