Meet Alissa Tomasiello. Currently the Event Coordinator from Athol Hall, Alissa is in her final year of a Business Degree majoring in Event Management. Alissa is organised and knows that a good event takes patience and hard work! She goes to Instagram and Pinterest for event inspiration and loves helping couples create the best day of their lives. So join us as we get to know Alissa Tomasiello…
Give us a snap shot of your career to date.
Started in November 2018, so very fresh and still learning
The most memorable event you have worked on and why?
Charity trivia event for Black Dog Institute as it was for my final university project and was such a successful night that made me proud to be studying events and getting into the industry and holding this event for close family and friends.
What did you ‘learn the hard way’ when planning an event?
That even though you want to be organised and top of on everything, you need to be patient as details take time and not everything can be done in one day
What are three personality traits that are required to succeed in the events industry?
Organisation, patience and good time management
If you could share one piece of advice to those starting out in the industry what would it be?
Mistakes are inevitable when starting out. If you make a mistake learn from it and don’t make the same mistake twice.
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How would your friends describe your job?
Exciting yet stressful and busy
Describe yourself in two words?
Organised and Caring
Words to live by?
Everything happens for a reason
What is your biggest challenge at the moment?
Trying to remain on top of my work while also remaining patient knowing not everything can be done at once
Where do you go for creative inspiration?
Instagram & Pinterest
What do you prefer, cocktail party or sit-down dinner?
Sit down dinner
What is your ideal holiday destination?
Favourite party theme?
Anything from the decades!
What is the craziest request you have ever had when planning an event?
To be seated outside but for the seagulls not be around.
Why do you love your job?
The people I get to work and meet in the industry as well as being such a huge part of a couple’s biggest day of their lives knowing I helped create that.
If you weren’t working in events what would you do?
Something to do with children