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Innovative approaches to event management education in career development: a study of student experiences.

  As the tourism industry matures, so too do career opportunities in its various sectors. This paper reports on a study of graduands preparing for tourism and event management careers. A two-stage sequential research design, using survey and focus group methods respectively, explored the perceptions of a final-year professional development class at an Australian university regarding the meeting of course objectives and these objectives’ adaptability to a particular tourism sector – event management. This paper contributes to an understanding of how higher education may better prepare its students for some of the complexities and idiosyncrasies of event management careers.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2007

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.3794/johlste.71.170

  • Library of Congress:

    LB2300 Higher Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    378 Higher education

Citation

Robinson, R., Barron, P. & Solnet, D. (2007). Innovative approaches to event management education in career development: a study of student experiences. Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism education. 7, 4-17. doi:10.3794/johlste.71.170. ISSN 1473-8376

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Keywords

Event management; Tourism education; Career development

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