I expected so much more out of an event with executives and recruiters. Information given was very narrowed and blunt. There was no room to make relationships or connections. I was told several times " to just apply on the website". I would not recommend another career fair like this.
The Rock and Roll Ball of Fame had potential to be really really nice. I am personally very disappointed. I told many people about it and was ashamed when we arrived. It looked, felt, and sounded like a party thrown by someone's mom who isn't in tune with what a "good party" should be and was only worried about throwing a party because she felt obligated.
DJ was trash. I could've recommended killer DJ's that know how to get people dancing. There are DJs on file with CSU that are better.
The lighting was forgotten about.
The decor was bogie (1 under par).
There was way too much food and you couldn't find it in the dark. Water was undersupplied. Totally unnecessary to have bottles when we could had refillable cups.
From my perspective the dance floor was lit but it wasn't because of the DJ who was a constant disappointment. I swear, everything he played was made within the last three years, he only played semi good tracks when requested, and couldn't read the crowd for S***!!
The quality of these events do not meet up to the hype. They require attendence but the focus is never on giving the guests a genuine experience.
I'll probably never attend another campus party again, unless I was on the planning committee, Seriously.
And another thing. Why is it that the event was called Rock and Roll Ball of Fame and there wasn't a single Rock Song played??
There was No "live music." And we had to settle for a terrible DJ with no lights.
If you're going to plan an event you can't just buy any old half a** DJ, give people a dance floor, and set out fruit and hummus platters. You have to create an experience. That requires engaging sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. 4 Hours of dancing is not where it's at, Lol. Please utilize the students fees better and stick to the theme. The least you can do is set expectations and meet them.
I invited some friends and though we had to sweat out a couple gallons of water to keep the energy high, we still made the best of the night. At the end of the day, that's all you can ask for, but that shouldn't be the ONLY option. Which is what it felt like everyone was forced to do, to make something out of nothing.
Hit me up if you want guidance for your next event.