BUS 372 Module 1 Assignment, Event Selection
Throughout this course, you will work on a series of assignments related to the planning of a sports-related event. You will select an existing sports-related event in your geographical area. The event does not need to be large in scope or scale. But it does need to be extensive enough that all of the steps in the event planning process are utilized. With permission from the event organizer, you will use event-related data. And assume the fictional role of the event planner in order to complete the assignments and gain experience with the core business practices that are essential to the event planning process.
For this assignment, you will research three potential events, contact the event coordinators to determine their availability to collaborate with you on the project, and provide the event title and contact person for each event to your instructor. Use the “Event Selection” worksheet to submit this assignment.
BUS 372 Module 1 DISCUSSION QUESTION 1
Navigating Faith and Work: Event planning is often hard work. At times things go wrong in event execution, despite meticulous planning. This can sometimes result in criticism or people suggesting a “better way” of doing things. Consider 1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God,” and Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as to the Lord and not for men.” The Topic Material for the week emphasizes the importance of determining the objectives of the event. As you think about objectives for the event that you are planning to execute, how can you apply the message of the two verses above into your planning process, particularly as you select the primary and secondary objectives for your event? What do these verses imply about the attitude and work ethic you should adopt as an event planner?
BUS 372 Topic 1 DISCUSSION QUESTION 2
Volunteering, attending sporting events and obtaining internships will help you network with industry professionals, build job-related skills, and guide you toward potential job opportunities. What specific ideas do you have for how you will do these things throughout this course? Provide at least three concrete examples.