1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Event Planning and Management in New York City

Special events bring people together, and event planners play a crucial role in executing all sorts of events - from sporting events to weddings to multimillion-dollar awards shows. This course will introduce you to the dynamic career of a special events manager. Spend a summer week studying the event-planning process and the fascinating role events managers play in helping clients and organizations achieve their goals on time and on budget. Learn what it takes to succeed in this exciting industry. Deepen your understanding of key topics such as marketing and sponsorships, design and decor, menu planning, career opportunities, and industry associations. By the end of the week, you’ll take what you’ve learned and work together with your classmates to transform an idea into a full-fledged proposal for a potential client’s special event.

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students interested in a career as a special events manager

You'll Walk Away With

  • An overview of the event-planning process and the role of events manager
  • An event proposal for a potential client that involves budget, timeline, location, agenda, vendors, staffing, decor, and theme
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

Information Table

Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

Career Edge Schedule


Application is now closed! We look forward to posting Summer 2023 information in early January 2023.

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