Experience Design & Management

What do you like to do: plan, organize, and lead activities and events; work with people; enjoy life; participate in recreational activities

Definition: Recreation, venue, and experience industry management professionals work in private, public, and nonprofit settings. Managing recreation experiences and venues has emerged as an important factor of economic activity for communities, cities, states, and countries.

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Academics

You will learn how to:

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate recreational experiences
  • Apply key leadership skills to event and venue management (crowd management, capital improvement, booking, rental rates, housekeeping, event coordination, promotion, contracts, signage, second experience, press relations, box office, etc)

Other things to do:

  • Join the Event and Venue Management Club
  • Volunteer at an organization
  • Participate in a recreation management study abroad program
  • Complete an internship in experience industry management

Careers

Jobs:

  • Event manager
  • City recreation manager
  • Hotel manager
  • Travel and tourism specialist
  • Youth and family camps
  • Community event and festival planner
  • Military recreation programs planner

Sample of Potential Companies:

  • Adobe
  • American Airlines Center
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Disney
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Provo Parks and Recreation
  • Utah Valley Convention Center