Bison Spotlight – Bridget Canavan

Bridget Canavan pictured left at her internship for Cooncert.com in Barcelona, Spain.

Today we would like to shine our Bison Spotlight on a member of the class of 2021 from Dudley, Massachusetts. Pursuing her degree of a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in International Business and a minor in Communications is Bridget Canavan. She is very involved in the Nichols community. Bridget is a member of the Emerging Leader’s Program, the Institute for Women’s Leadership, Nichols Reads, International Business Club, Harry Potter Club, and the Meditation Club. When she isn’t busy she enjoys reading, listening to music, going to Renaissance fairs, and trying new things. A fun fact about Bridget is that she has been to thirteen countries, but only eight states.

During the Fall ’19 semester, Bridget studied abroad in Barcelona Spain and completed an internship with Cooncert.com (a concert promoter). In her role, she researched artists that fans requested on the Cooncert website to find those that would fit the typical concert fan base. She then would create profiles for those artists on the website, where fans could vote to bring them to their city. Bridget also assisted with the concert production tasks, such as setting up the dressing room, checking tickets and handing out drink tickets.

When we asked Bridget what a normal day was like during her internship she said, “A typical day was 10 am to 2 pm, though on concert days it could be 4 pm to 10 pm or later depending on the venue’s curfew. Most days I would be working individually; checking out the artists and setting up the profiles on my computer.”

Bridget pictured second to the right with others at a Cooncert.com event.

Bridget’s favorite thing during her internship, whether in the office or at a concert, was constantly being surrounded by music. She said, “I loved the chance to get to meet so many different people and learn more about the music industry.”

Bridget said her takeaway from this internship was, “to get to know people; listen to the stories they have to tell and don’t be afraid to ask meaningful questions. Small talk and superficial questions aren’t going to be what forms a connection.”

Another thing I really enjoyed was the company was very small. In the office, there were only six or seven of us which created a very laid-back atmosphere. While I was pretty worried about the language barrier, everyone there made me feel very welcome and included!”

The CPDC Team is so happy Bridget had the best time in Barcelona, Spain and is safely back with us here on The Hill. Thank you, Bridget, for taking the time to share your experience with us. We wish you the best of luck in your future career!

By Maggie Noelk
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