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Lisa Harms’ Story

March 30, 2021

The following are responses from Lisa Harms, a 2012 graduate of Tourism Management.

Where do you work and what’s your current position?

I am currently the Team Lead, Events and Catering at Assiniboine Park Conservancy.

What some career steps you’ve taken since graduating from Red River College?

Since graduation, I have worked for Assiniboine Park Conservancy. I started as a Park Event Assistant (seasonal position) during my first year of co-op and after graduation I was hired as an Event Coordinator, where I’ve since been promoted to Team Lead.

What’s a highlight of your professional life after graduation?

Being prompted to Team Lead was a big highlight for me. Seeing all my hard work and dedication for my job being rewarded in that way was a major accomplishment. Another highlight is planning and executing many of the events within Assiniboine Park. Being part of so many fundraising events that are making a difference in the city is a very heartwarming and humbling experience.

How did your time at Red River College help you achieve your goals?

Red River College taught me the value of working hard and pushing myself to achieve my goals. I have been able to grow and further my career at Assiniboine Park because of my co-p placement. That first summer, I was able to show my skills RRC had taught me which was one of the reasons I was hired back as an Event Coordinator after graduation and have since been able to grow within the organization.