Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this class because you have a number of opportunities to gather information from industry professionals. From there you begin to organize and plan an entire event on your own. Learning every aspect that goes into doing different types of events and getting to focus on one event in particular that is of interest to you. You learn information from fellow students about their events and research they have done that you can apply to your own project. From there you create an entire portfolio that you will then have to keep that can be shown in job interviews and to future employers. This class allows you to get a hands on feel for the industry as you make phone calls and set up meetings to create a successful event that could be handed to someone and be completely executed with the information in the portfolio.
I really learned what it took from a logistical standpoint to organize large events with high crowds. We looked into depth about the NFL Super Bowl and all the jobs and processes they go through to put the entire event together. All the unknown rules and relations set in place. Everything from types of music to play at different times of games to the type of security needed in different places. As well getting to hear feedback and tips from industry professionals brought in from the field to speak to us. This not only gave us insight in the field but allowed us to continue building connections in the industry for further information and later on job opportunities. The class strays away from lecture style learning and really involves students in the process. From group powerpoint in which each group does specific research and informs the class of their learning. To in class discussions started with a question from the professor. As well with this particular professor you really have a chance to get your foot into the industry. She has many connections she offers up to her best students and allows you to get involved volunteering at local events allowing you to build even more personal connections with industry professionals.
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Advice for students:
In this class to succeed it is important to first do a lot of research. Look into locations, read reviews understand the area in which you plan to set your location in. Ask questions, and detailed questions when you have the opportunities from industry professionals. They have a lot of advice to give and love to answer any questions you are willing to ask. Begin the final project as soon as it is introduce and do it in sections. Allow yourself to really focus on each section at a time in order to give each enough time, attention and detail it would deserve.