One of the most daunting tasks had to be organising the Sydney Law Careers fair. There is a lot of work involved made harder by the fact that this was my very first one. I had assumed that I could just ask the rest of my team whenever I had questions, but my role is so unique that no one knew the answers besides my manager who was away…great.
In the next two weeks with deadlines looming I approved budgets, organised promotional material, liaised with our Hong Kong office for volunteers, arranged presenters, ordered T-shirts, timetabled helpers, booked furniture, shipped over banners and fielded enquiries by the media. At one stage I sat at my desk silently panicking, wondering if we would have everything ready in time to exhibit.
The night before the fair, I boxed everything all ready to be couriered. I think I pulled a groin muscle trying to kick boxes with my leg because they were too heavy to lift. I then hobbled over to the convention centre and spent the night setting up and building the banner. I was exhausted!
The turn out was excellent! I've been told the volume of people were at least double the amount from last year, by 11:00am my voice was gone. The mock interviews were a hit and we had a full table for the round table discussions.
Then there was the free stuff: mugs, usb mobile phone chargers, post it notes, high lighters, pens, stress balls and lollies. Unfortunately I was pretty busy most of the day to collect anything. A big thanks to Mark for getting me a slurpy and a free mug!
And look, I made it into the papers again (thank you to all the people who emailed me to let me know) I shall cut it out and add it to my little collection. For those who I have given permission to my protected posts in xanga keep your eye out as I will be sharing some rather amusing stories from the day that I can't post here.