Campus Conversation: Sam Hopler

"My past internships have been in event management, and I knew it was something I wanted to pursue further. I saw a position with Gamecock Entertainment listed on Handshake and applied immediately. I got the position, and soon after the pandemic hit. This has had a major impact on everything we do as an office. Our main goal is to put on events that large parts of the student body can enjoy. We have gotten creative with how we can deliver these events while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. 

It has been different, but we have had some great success. This semester one of our new events was goat yoga. It received such positive reviews that we brought it back again. We have also been able to partner with Campus Recreation to deliver glow Zumba and UofSCream. It is amazing to see students enjoying some normalcy while staying safe. I am returning to Gamecock Entertainment next semester because I see how important fun events are during this time of limited in-person interaction. Next semester we are trying to do more in-person events, as we know students are getting enough screen time already. I cannot wait for next semester’s lineup. We are looking to bring more new events to Carolina such as an Amazing Race, mini golf night, comedy shows and more.
Follow @gamecockentertainment to hear about all our upcoming events."

-Sam Hopler, senior sports management major

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