​The mobility series continues, where we spotlight employees who have developed their careers and transitioned into new roles at the company.

September 14, 2017


The mobility series continues, where we spotlight employees who have developed their careers and transitioned into new roles at the company. Check out Grace Wang's move within House of Blues, from National Retail Experience Apprentice to  National Retail Experience Coordinator. If you're interested in pursuing new paths at Live Nation, visit My Nation's internal job search page and chat with your HR representative. ​

Tell us about your former role and the job you stepped into.

My former role before an apprentice was the National Marketing Intern for HOB. This was when I was still at school, FIDM, studying for my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. After my internship, I was lucky enough to land a job as the National Retail Experience Apprentice. From there I became a National Retail Experience Coordinator.​

What steps did you take to land the job and how did you get the conversation started?

I worked closely with  HR to make sure they understood what I was looking for in my career. We looked over my resume and had many conversations on what department I could see myself in. HR then recommend me to the National Retail Experience Apprentice position.

 How did you land a spot in House of Blues' Apprentice Program?

In talking to HR, they were able to recommend me to the Apprentice program. It was perfect timing on my end because I had just finished my internship with Marketing and two weeks later, I was back in the office as the National Retail Experience Apprentice!

What were some of the biggest highlights of the program?

Gaining knowledge in the department I was in is by far the biggest highlight of the program. Being able to learn from top executives and others who work in the department was such an exciting aspect of the program. In my department, I was able to learn EVERYTHING that goes into making a successful department, from buying, marketing, analysis and budgeting.

In addition, I was able to experience what it took to work in a corporate office first hand. Being thrown into the environment of what to expect in your career was a highlight for this program. I understood what I needed to do in order to be a team player in my department and understood what I needed to be in order to be an asset to the company.

How has your experience during the program helped you in your current role?

My experience has helped in my current role as National Retail Experience Coordinator because I am able to grow from what I've learned in my apprenticeship program and utilize what I have learned from the program to my current role. I have found that I am able to go further into detail on what I've learned in the program and apply it to my current role. The program was really the first step to gaining exposure to what was expected and now, as the Coordinator, I am truly understanding what it takes to be successful in my position.

Any cool projects you're currently working on that you can share?

I work on many cool projects, all at the same time, so multi-tasking skills are a must! My coolest projects, in my opinion, include being able assist with buying. Not only do we buy items that are already existing to sell for HOB, we also have the opportunity to create. By create, I mean there is opportunity to envision something and have it come to life. I recently was able to create two new T shirts, that I am super proud of, based off of my imagination and see it come to life! Pretty neat if you ask me!                          

What excites you most about working at LNE?

Being able to work in the corporate office is pretty exciting to me. On a daily basis I am able to interact with many top executives and gain knowledge and insight into different departments. Working for LNE has been a true privilege to me because I have not been in an office environment before and I have found that I truly strive in these types of positive environments.

Any advice you can give other students in the apprentice program who want to transition into a full-time role at the company?

My best advice for current HOBE apprentice employees is to continue to be hungry to learn and always be willing to do different tasks that challenge you or take you out of your comfort zone. Take advantage of the apprentice program as an opportunity to learn and grow not only in your career but also individually.  Understand that it is okay to not know everything going into the apprentice program, as you are not expected too. Executives know that the apprentice program is designed to learn and gain valuable skills to further your career into a full time role.

Which tour are you most excited to see this year?

There are so many tours I'd like to see this year! J. Cole, Lil Wayne, Chance the Rapper, The Weekend, Chris Brown, Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Gaga…just to name a few!

Anything else you'd like to share? 

I highly recommend doing an internship or apprenticeship  if you are able to – it is a great way to get your foot in the door and to understand what it takes to be in a full-time role.

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