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

Robinson, Richard; Barron, Paul; Solnet, David

Authors

Richard Robinson

David Solnet



Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008
Deposit Date Aug 9, 2013
Electronic ISSN 1473-8376
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Pages 4-17
DOI https://doi.org/10.3794/johlste.71.170
Keywords Event management; Tourism education; Career development
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6199
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.3794/johlste.71.170