June 23, 2016
Introducing our newest official team member, Event and Office Assistant Catherine Doherty!
What was your life like before AE Events?
Life before AE consisted mainly of school. I attended Emmanuel College and graduated this past May. I spent my time after graduation relaxing with friends and family and trying not to stress about finding a job!
What was it about AE Events that appealed to you the most?
I was introduced to AE Events when I was looking for an internship this past spring. What appealed to me most about AE was the range of events they produced. I was looking to learn more about the industry and knew a company that does everything from weddings to conferences would have the knowledge I was looking for. Through my internship with AE, I found that I really enjoyed this kind of work and discovered that this was a career I could see myself in. Timing was on my side and a month after I finished my internship and graduated, I joined AE full-time as the Event and Office Assistant.
If you could plan any event in the world, what would it be and why?
A Post-Oscar’s party—I think the Hollywood glitz and glamour mixed with everyone feeling free of the Pre-Oscar jitters would make for a fabulous night. Plus, who knows, I may get to meet Leonardo DiCaprio!
What are your hobbies outside of AE Events?
When I’m not at work, I’m usually at dance. I have been Irish dancing for 18 years, so it takes up the majority of my time. But when I do have a spare moment free, I like to read a good book or go on a little Netflix binge. Some of my favorite shows are Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live—Big Amy Poehler fan!
What are three words to describe AE Events?
Dynamic, Thriving, Genuine
What’s your favorite thing to do in Boston?
I love grabbing a coffee and just wandering around with friends. Walking around without a specific destination in mind is a great way to get to know the city and find unexpected, hidden gems.
What’s the number one thing you can’t go into work without?
As a native of Massachusetts, the two things I can’t leave the house without are my iced coffee and my umbrella. You will almost never see me without a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee in my hand, hot cup included of course. And as for the umbrella—New England weather has a mind of its own so I try to be as prepared as possible!
I’m very excited for my first summer post-grad. It’s going to be great mix of working at AE and getting to the beach!