Students at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics have almost 30 unique student groups that they can choose to join. In each installment of this series, an executive member of one of these student groups will share their first-hand experience choosing, participating in and eventually leading their group.
Megan Peters, Class of 2021, hospitality business management major with a minor in event management, is the president of the Hospitality Club at the Lerner College. Peters shared why she joined the Hospitality Club, what makes this group unique and more!
Lerner: When and why did you choose to join this student group?
Peters: I chose Hospitality Club almost as soon as I switched my major to hospitality. I wanted to get involved and I thought joining a club would be the perfect way. I’ve always enjoyed event planning and, with that being the main focus of Hospitality Club, I figured it was a great fit!
Lerner: What is the mission/goal of your student group?
Peters: We want to educate more students on the process of event planning!
Lerner: When and where does your student group meet and approximately how many members do you have?
Peters: We’ve decided to continue meeting on Zoom for this semester. We’ll be meeting on Thursday nights at 5 pm! We have roughly 50 members.
Lerner: What is your best memory from this student group?
Peters: I loved when we were able to do our annual Parents Day Brunch. One year we did a casino theme and had actual casino games there. It was so much fun!
Lerner: What is unique about your student group?
Peters: I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily unique, because I’m sure other academic clubs are like this, but we’re open to any major. We have people in marketing, nutrition (including someone on our executive board), education and more!
Lerner: What has been your proudest moment leading your student group?
Peters: My proudest moment has honestly just been having great student turnout at meetings. I love that people want to get involved and chose this club to do so.
Lerner: What are your goals for the future of your student group?
Peters: I hope things start getting back to normal and they can continue our tradition of the Parents Day Brunch!
Lerner: How has your student group helped you grow?
Peters: It’s given me more hands-on experience with event planning and it goes along with my minor. But it’s also helped me with time management and delegating tasks to others.