Meet Our Summer Interns

Welcome to the team, Ashlyn and Laura!

We are so excited to have these two amazingly talented ladies interning at The Event Lounge this summer! Both are seniors at Stephen F. Austin State University majoring in Hospitality Administration with a focus in Event Planning, and we think they will be the perfect addition to the TEL family. We asked Ashlyn and Laura to answer a few fun questions, so keep reading to learn more about our sweet interns!

Laura Mitchell

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What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?

“Give a Cowboy a Kiss” – Cody Johnson

What is your favorite quote?

“Let your faith be bigger than your fears”

If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?

I have always wanted to host a murder mystery dinner party! It would a dress-up kind of event based on what characters were assigned and the time period. It would be just a fun get-together with my friends and family!

What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?

I love taking random Texas road trips with my friends!

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

Crazy Stupid Love

What was your childhood nickname?

Sadly enough I never really had a childhood nickname since my name is so short! I finally got one in college, which is Lor Lor.

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Learn how to ski, take a trip to Bora Bora, and graduate college (Almost there!)

What celebrity do people thing you look like?

Apparently if I make a specific face, I look like the girl from the “Overly Attached Girlfriend” video on YouTube.

What interests you most about the event planning industry?

I absolutely love working with people, and this industry is all about being a people-person.

What are you most excited about learning during your internship at TEL?

With Event Planning, there’s so much that you learn from personal experience and not in a classroom. I know interning at TEL is going to provide me with a wide variety of opportunities to grow as an Event Planner! I’ve always wanted a chance to work a big event, and I get to do that thanks to TEL.

Ashlyn Young

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What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?

On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons

What is your favorite quote?

“Life’s too short to be anything but happy”

If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?

Housewarming party. I don’t party a whole lot and I’m an old soul. 🙂 It would be like no more than 20 people gathered at my new house with my seven dogs and husband and it would just be a few hours with drinks and snacking food. Maybe my husband would grill some sausage or something.

What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?

Watch Netflix and/or read books with my puppy.

Choose a movie title for the story of your life.

It’s a Wonderful Life

What was your childhood nickname?

AshKash B’Gash (like OshKosh B’Gosh the baby clothing store)

What are three things still left on your bucket list?

Go to every continent in the world, see the Northern Lights, and learn a foreign language.

What celebrity do people thing you look like?

I did this random app and it told me I look like Candice Accola.

What interests you most about the event planning industry?

I love organization and planning anything and everything so this was literally the perfect job.

What are you most excited about learning during your internship at TEL?

How big events actually work! How does it go smoothly and see what all the clients are wanting and how to make it possible.