Meet Our Spring 2018 Intern, Ivy!

Hello, My name is Ivanna Esser-Whidden, but everyone just calls me Ivy. I am nineteen years old and I grew up in Elyria Ohio, a city about a half hour away from Cleveland. I am currently a senior at Bowling Green State University even though it is only my 2nd year here. That is because I luckily went to Early College for high school and graduated with my associates degree. I started off going into the field of business since I had no idea what I wanted to do. After I realized that wasn't quite for me, I started researching the other majors BGSU offered and discovered TLEP. I switched majors as soon as I could and began studying Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning and fell in love with everything it had to offer. I have always wanted to travel and see everything there is to see and a few of the classes really helped me learn more about the world and made me even more interested in the field. I am now interning at Bowling Greens Convention & Visitors Bureau to learn more, meet …

Meet our Spring 2018 intern, Catie!

Hello! My name is Catie Field and I am senior at Bowling Green State University studying Tourism, Leisure and Event Planning (TLEP). I am the middle of three children – I have an older brother and a younger sister – and I grew up in Toledo, Ohio. I am a member of a service sorority on campus, Omega Phi Alpha and currently I am the president of that organization. Omega Phi Alpha is a service sorority that was founded right here on BGSU’s campus. As an organization we spend complete roughly 1000 hours of service to Bowling Green and the surrounding areas. Through that group I have made lifelong friendships and had the opportunity to give back to the community and people around me which is something that I really enjoy. I am new to the TLEP program, this is only my second semester with this as my official major. I was formerly studying education and was working towards becoming a high school social studies teacher. Two years ago, I participated in the Disney College Program which gave m…