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 FOCUS IN MEETINGS AND EVENTS


This focus would benefit any student who is interested in the Meetings, Expositions, Events and Conventions (MEEC) industry. The classes and internships required within this program will offer real-world opportunities for students to learn about the industry while building their resumes toward their future profession.

Focus Objectives

A focus in meetings and events will allow the student to be able to:

  • Discuss current events as they relate and influence the meetings’ industry
  • Identify the various players in the meetings and events industry
  • Discuss how destination management organizations depend on relationships involving hosts and guests, and suppliers and consumers, as well as complex networks of residents, government officials, and CVB leaders and employees
  • Demonstrate skills in contract negotiation and competency in discussing relevant legal issues
  • Discuss ethical behaviors and dilemmas related to the meetings and events industry
  • Gain real world experience through hands on projects, industry-related participation and networking with key industry professionals
  • Employ the strategies, practices and knowledge necessary to effectively plan and implement meetings and events in a variety of traditional and nontraditional venues

A focusat the University of South Carolina requires that an undergraduate student complete 15 credit hours in a specified area, one that has been pre-approved by the faculty. In order for a student to earn a focus in Meeting and Events, the following courses must be completed:

  • HRTM 364 Conference and Meeting Planning
  • HRTM 386 Tourism Festival Planning and Management
  • HRTM 381 Travel and Destination Management
  • HRTM 495 Hospitality and Tourism Internship in a meeting or event planning position (Rotational)

For a sample four-year curriculum ladder, click here.

For more information please contact:
Sandy Strick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
strick@mailbox.sc.edu
803.777.7684