Maddy Randall is a senior majoring in hospitality management with an emphasis in convention, meeting and event management. She said that she chose this major because of her passion for people and serving others.
“The best part about my future career is the one-on-one relationships I will get to build with a variety of clients,” Randall said. “I know my job is the perfect fit for me because of the fast-paced event days. No two days will be exactly the same.”
Randall is involved with the Professional Event Management Society (PEMS) on campus.
“Through PEMS I have been able to meet professionals in this industry and network at local events that I have had the opportunity to volunteer at,” Randall said. “Our club advisor has been able to open up venues for tours to help me visualize future events.”
Randall said that her involvement through PEMS has benefited her by allowing her to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee this past spring break.
“I got to help work an event for 20,000 attendees with four presidential candidate speakers,” Randall said. “Although the trip was only four days, my time in Washington, DC was unforgettable.”
Randall said that her parents have had the largest impact on her college experience.
“My parents have been such a strong support system for me while in college and I will never take that for granted,” Randall said. “I know I can always pick up the phone and call either of my parents if I need a quick pep talk, a long vent session or a lengthy laugh. They are the most caring individuals and I am so lucky to call them mine.”
Randall chose Theta because of the love she saw and felt between the members.
“For me, Theta always felt comfortable during recruitment,” Randall said. “After serving four years as a member, I have found all of my initial thoughts about Theta have been surpassed. I cannot thank these women enough for the best four years of my life.”
Randall said that Theta has benefitted her college experience by giving her endless leadership opportunities.
“I will forever be grateful for all of the memories I have made,” Randall said. “This is only the beginning, and I plan to stay involved with all of my Theta sisters for as long as they allow me.”