Updated 03/05/2013 09:34 PM
Johnson and Wales University students given educational experience with Bon Jovi concert
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CHARLOTTE — Three students from Johnson and Wales University were given the chance of a lifetime Tuesday.
As the Bon Jovi tour rolled in to Charlotte for a concert at the Time Warner Cable Arena, students majoring in event management got to see it all from start to finish.
"I've had a smile on my face all day! This is just so exciting for me," said one student.
The band opened up their 2013 tour production to local college students. These three were the lucky few chosen from Charlotte to do the job.
"Going to Johnson and Wales, we're given a lot of hands on experience and different things but we've never done something like this before,” said student Gianna Velino.
The students are majoring in event management and for the first time, saw their potential futures first-hand.
"We get to see behind stage everything, all the management, all the production that they do and all the little stuff that no one sees," said student Emily Crabtree.
But Shanna Stewart said that little stuff goes a long way.
"We are taught the behind the scenes things in class but to actually experience it with an all day process like this it just amazing. I've learned so much already," said Stewart.
Not only did the students said the experience was unforgettable but one that will shape their decisions moving forward.
"It's really showing me that this is definitely what I want to do with my future," said Velino.
During the day, the students assisted back stage, shadowed the production and management teams and set up the VIP experience lounge.