Andrea Shen

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"If you could have any job in the world, one you would really succeed at, what would you do?"

I think I would be quite good at wedding planning. It really captures the spirit of who I am.

I have a lot of experience with event planning, which would definitely help me in planning a wedding. My strong interpersonal and communication skills would be important, as I am working with many people -- the caterer, the photographer, the DJ, the florist, as well as the bride and groom and their families and friends. I can keep my cool under pressure and make sure everyone is satisfied.

My empathy allows me to identify with the bride -- I understand the importance of her once-in-a-lifetime day. She wants every single detail to be perfect, and nothing to be forgotten.

As someone who is very detail-oriented, I would make sure to remember all of the small things, from wedding favors for the guests and pens for the guestbook to reminding the bride and groom to bring their marriage license. And we can't forget an emergency kit and breath mints for the big day.

I throughly enjoy "beautiful" things, such as those related to designing, crafting, and decorating. I would be excited about flower arrangements, picking out a color scheme, designing the invitations, and tasting cakes.

My eye for fashion would help the bride select the perfect wedding dress and ensure that she is well-dressed for every event (and knows how to walk in heels!).

And of course, being a ballroom dancer, I would teach the bride and groom their first dance.

  • Education
    • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania