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Exploring the Wonderful World of Special Events in New York City

From multimillion-dollar awards shows, sporting events, product launches, and festivals to fundraisers, holiday parties, and weddings, special events share one thing in common: they bring people together to create memorable experiences. There is no better career than event management and no better place to study events than New York City, an epicenter of business, leisure, and entertainment and one of the most popular destinations in the world. This course will present an overview of the event-planning process and the role of events manager in helping clients and organizations to achieve their goals with measurable results. Get a peek into the career of a special events manager, and gain an understanding of what it takes to succeed in this field. In this course, you and your classmates will create a proposal for a potential client for a special event. Your comprehensive presentation will include budget, timeline, location, agenda, vendors, staffing, decor, and theme, among other critical components. This course will include site visits to venues such as hotels, lofts, and other special event spaces. Also, top industry experts will join the class as guest speakers. Additional topics to be covered include marketing and sponsorships, design and decor, menu planning, career opportunities, and industry associations.

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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 includes budget, timeline, location, agenda, vendors, staffing, decor, and theme

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

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