Behind the Hustle: Stephanie Carino (@stephaniecarino)
If you were to ask one of Stephanie’s family members or friends what she enjoys in life, they would tell you that Stephanie is a planner, and loves to plan events, big or small. Stephanie has spent over the past 12 years working in the city in the Fashion, Food and Event industries and has helped plan and execute events along the way for companies including, Jive Records, Z100, Le Sabon, American Diabetes Association, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Project by Project, Star Chefs and more. Stephanie has also built up a portfolio of events that she has helped friends and family prepare in her spare time. Stephanie is the truest sense of the phrase, “Jacqueline of All Trades.” She brings her experience from every industry she’s worked in, and applies it to everything she does. Stephanie finds the calm in chaos with ease and enjoys the intricate details that make an event spectacular. Stephanie received her BA in Communication Arts with an Arts Management minor from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Stephanie is currently working as a Community Manager at WeWork Studio Square, where she manages the building and plans events there, but also assists event organizers in holding events at other WeWork locations in the NYC area. On the side, she writes event coverage and reviews for Socially Superlative, a NYC-based event website, covering predominantly food, travel and entertainment stories. Stephanie resides in Astoria.
“hi, my name is…”
The world knows me as: Stephanie Carino
I’ve also been known to respond to the names: Carino, Queen, Mom! (Although I don’t have any kids, I tend to be the mother hen!)
I am wicked good at: Planning Events, Baking
Least favorite house chore: Cleaning in general!
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: Chicken Fingers
Favorite App: The Urban Daddy App
Favorite quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss, US author & illustrator (1904 – 1991)
Job Title: Community Manager at WeWork Studio Square
Professional Superpower: Bringing people together
My primary role in the events industry is: Currently it is planning events at WeWork Studio Square and working with event organizers to host at other NYC WeWork locations
Years in the events industry: 12
To me, being an event hustler means: Being able to anticipate anything that may go wrong and preventing it. This way the event is perceived as a seamless experience by event attendees, even though you know otherwise!
The top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are: I feel like from the outside, you can’t fathom the amount of minutia that goes into making a successful event. The second is that keeping up on event trends is very important to having a successful current event.
How did you get your start in the events industry? By planning how I wanted my birthday parties to be growing up!
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: Poorly planned and unorganized events and long check in lines!
“No such thing as TMI”
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: On paper it makes more sense, but in person people are usually really surprised by my age!
You can only keep 2 albums in your entire music collection -those albums would be: Justin Timberlake Future Sex Love Sounds and Coldplay’s Parachutes
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: a reporter
Text or phone call?: Text
Android or iphone?: iPhone
Toilet paper roll – Over or under?: Under
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