Floral students ended the semester with a bang; one week in southern California. Students made connections with top executives and owners of major companies in the florist industry. Students also toured famous gardens to learn the culture of the surrounding area. “I really understand why he went there” said Elizabeth Elisalde, a senior studying floral design. Elizabeth really loved seeing the trees and flowers along with all the industry stops. Among the many stops was B & H, Elizabeth said “they were so organized… and they let us get hands on with their flowers.” These students spent all winter semester learning advanced skills in floral design and event planning. They got to execute those skills in one of the biggest events in our department; the Annual Flower and Bridal show. As the semester came to a close they had the chance to meet the people in charge of producing the flowers they designed with. “We try to see things that affect what we do [as florists].” Said Ben Romney; the professor that facilitates the floral classes and trips. On the trip they try to see Las Vegas; specifically the Mirage and Bellagio hotels. We have had many interns in Las Vegas and it's a hot spot for designers in our industry. The trip is catered around seeing the L.A. Flower market; it’s such a diverse range of plant material and shows the students the potential they have as designers in our industry. Here are a few pictures from the trip:
Picture Perfect Construction has been hard at work for the last 20 years in the greater Los Angeles, CA area. They offer design, maintenance, and construction services, focusing on high-end residential and commercial properties in area like Bel Air and Hollywood. Picture Perfect Construction strives to keep all parts of the project within their company to keep accountability of the whole project on them. They pride themselves on working with the customer through the entire project to make sure the customer receives exactly what they envisioned. Currently we have two alumni at Picture Perfect Construction, John Phelan, owner and operator, as well as Jonathan Jackson the maintenance manager. John and
Jonathan would be a great people to network with and talk to about an internship or even a career with Picture Perfect Construction. To see some of the many beautiful properties they have designed here is their website.
Internship Expeditions will come up faster than you think. If you want to go on any of these great trips, click here for general information and click on the individual links for specific info about each city:
Boise, ID - May 26-28
Denver, CO - June 2-4
Salt Lake City, UT - June 9-11
Washington, D.C. - June 15-18
The Los Angeles student expedition deadline is coming up! There are going to be great opportunities and warmer weather. The expedition is on February 24-26 and Brother Toll will be attending as the faculty. Sign up by this Wednesday at midnight by going to www.byui.edu/careerservices. We hope to have you join us!
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.