Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

June 14 2016

Student Spotlight - Makenzie Wall

Jacqueline Liston

Makenzie Wall
Makenzie Wall
Student, Hospitality Management
University of South Carolina - Columbia


Age: 22

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina


Interesting fact about yourself: When I was little, I dreamed about being a pilot then a lawyer going into college. My career path quickly changed once I realized how much I loved planning.

What aspects of the convention industry are you most passionate about:  I am most passionate about learning from industry colleagues and work experiences. In the convention industry, you are always traveling and networking in different fields of work, constantly learning new things and meeting new people.

What type of job would you like to pursue after graduation:  Another passion of mine is music. I hope to pursue a job in festival planning or as an event coordinator in the entertainment industry post graduation.

If you could have dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be:  I have always admired Eleanor Roosevelt, so I would bring her back for a nice dinner and have a lovely chat about her enduring times as the First Lady.

How many years have you been a member of PCMA: 2 years

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