Buxton Student Fights To Be Crowned This Year's 'Eventice'
Date posted: 20 February 2013
A gifted University of Derby Buxton student has made it into the final 12 in a national search for the best young talent in the events management industry.
Third-year BA (Hons) Public Relations and Events Management degree student Victoria-Pachalo Mauluka-Jones, 21, from Peterborough, is a finalist in 'The Eventice' an 'Apprentice' style competition for the event industry organised by Event Magazine and ESP recruitment.
She will travel to London for the finals, which are taking place at the International Confex centre from March 19 - 21. The winner will land a once in a lifetime prize of, a job with either leading audio visual supplier Blitz, or global experiential agency, George P Johnson.
To make it to the final, Victoria-Pachalo submitted a two-minute film explaining why she felt worthy of 'The Eventice' title, a video that clearly impressed judges.
Victoria-Pachalo explained: "I was delighted to discover I had been selected as a finalist in the competition and I'm very excited about competing in the next stage. The course at the University has opened my eyes to the events industry and helped me to develop my future career plans, giving me the confidence to participate in competitions such as this."
The students will compete in a number of challenging tasks where each finalist will have their performance closely monitored, marked and discussed, by a team of judges including industry experts and representatives of both Blitz and the George P Johnson agency.
Candidates will finally be required to give a short concluding presentation to the judging panel and live audience before winner of 'The Eventice' 2013 is announced.
Julian Robinson, Programme Leader at the University of Derby Buxton, added: "The whole events teaching team are extremely proud that Victoria-Pachalo has been selected as a finalist in 'The Eventice' 2013 competition.
"She is a great ambassador for the Events Management programme and also the wider University. Not only is Victoria-Pachalo a programme representative and final year student, but she also finds time to do all this alongside her academic studies. We wish her all the best in the competition and everyone is rooting for her."
For more information regarding the BA (Hons) Events Management course at the University of Derby, visit www.derby.ac.uk/courses/events-management-ba-hons and for the latest news on 'The Eventice' competition visit www.eventmagazine.co.uk/go/theeventice