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Aimee Carpenter


Q. Program and year graduated?

A. Hospitality - Event Management

Q. Why did you choose Humber College?

A. I chose Humber because it's known for its amazing Hospitality programs and ever since I stepped foot on campus, I knew it would feel like home for the next 2 years.

Q. What are 5 skills Humber taught you that are necessary to be a top performer in this job?

A.

1. Organization - Excel is your best friend in the events world.

2. Communication / People Management - This is super important in everything you do in life, specifically when you’re trying to execute a successful event with a ton of different moving parts!

3. Networking (!!!) - Making connections with other professionals in the industry will help you grow your experience and open new doors.

4. Budgeting - coming from a girl who loves to shop, this was a skill I needed to learn!

5. How to properly spell hors d'oeuvres (did you know it's one of the most common misspelled words?!)

Q. How was your major related to your current work?

A. My program (Hospitality Event Management), is directly related to my career. Managing events is what I dream & do!

Q. Which class did you find most beneficial?

A. I found the Entrepreneurship class the most beneficial now that I own my own Event business, Aimee Georgia Events. This class really showed me that it IS possible to be your own boss and taught me how to be confident in owning my business.

Q. How did Humber prepare you for the work world?

A. Humber prepared me for the work world by providing me with real-world experiences like site visits to some of Toronto's top venues, planning real events from inception to execution, and providing me the opportunity to network with real world professionals.

Q. What was the biggest obstacle you faced during your time as a student?

A. The biggest obstacle I faced during my time as a student was finding a dependable group of friends who took the program as seriously as I did. Once I found those people, we were the A team! Finding a group of people you work well with and you know you can depend on when things get hard, is SO important!

Q. How did your experience at Humber help you find employment after graduation?

A. Humber opened so many doors for me. Humber actually helped me get a job in the industry mid-way through the program. I volunteered for another Humber Alumni's event that my professor suggested to me. This volunteer opportunity led to a summer job as her right-hand man, helping plan weddings and so many other cool events! This experience built my resume so much it helped me land the internship of my dreams in my final year. Since graduating, I'm so grateful to have been offered so many amazing opportunities in the Events industry, all thanks to the amazing experience I've gained.

Q. What do you enjoy about your career?

A. I enjoy bringing my imagination to life. I love having someone trust me enough to put their special day into my hands. It's such an amazing feeling when all of the long days spent working and planning idea come to life and you see your client happy.

Q. What accomplishment are you most proud of since graduating?

A. I'm most proud of opening my own business, Aimee Georgia Events. I'm still working in the industry for other companies as an Event Coordinator, but growing my own small business on the side. It's a lot to take on, but I work best when I'm under pressure! I know that one day I will be able to be completely self-employed and I will have to thank all of my past experiences for getting me there.

Q. Would you recommend Humber to future students?

A. Humber is an amazing school with so many awesome professors. They truly care about your success and are always eager to help you follow your dreams. I think everyone should consider Humber their number one choice when considering post-secondary!

Q. What does your job as an Event Coordinator entail?

A. My job as an Event Coordinator includes, meeting with clients and helping them envision their event, creating budgets, Event Orders, floor plans, and working with upwards of 7 different departments in order to bring their event to life. It is a very crazy, busy, career - but I love it!