Exploring Careers in Event Management
From Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits, organizations across every industry use events to bring people together in order to share ideas, promote products, and create memorable experiences. Whether it’s the Super Bowl, Fashion Week, or Comic Con, an event manager is working behind the scenes to make sure things run smoothly. There is no better career than event management and no more fitting place to study events than New York City—an epicenter of business, leisure, and entertainment—and one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. During these four intensive sessions, this course will present an overview of the event-planning process and the role of the event manager in helping clients to achieve their goals with measurable results. As a student enrolled in this program, you will be provided with a peek into the career path of an event manager and gain an understanding of what it takes to succeed in this field. At the end of this course, you and your classmates will create a proposal for an event of a potential client that will include budget, timeline, location, agenda, vendors, staffing, and theme, among other critical components. This course will include a site visit to an event venue, such as a hotel, loft, or other special event space, and will bring some of the industry’s top experts into the classroom as guest speakers.
You'll Walk Away with
- An overview of the event-planning process and the role of the event manager in helping clients to achieve their goals with measurable results
- An event proposal for a potential client
- High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
- High school students who are interested in exploring a career in event management