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Join Our Team: Explore the Exciting World of Event Management with Conference Services

Are you an enthusiastic Millersville University student looking to gain real-world experience and earn a paycheck while you study? University Housing & Conference Services (UHCS) is on the hunt for dedicated and creative students to join our dynamic team. At UHCS, we are the driving force behind the seamless execution of year-round events, including indoor/outdoor athletic camps, conferences, tournaments, and external group facility rentals. If you’ve got a knack for problem-solving, a flair for creativity, and a passion for organizing unforgettable experiences, this is your chance to shine!

Why You Should Apply:

1. Dive into the World of Event Management: Event management is a thrilling and multifaceted field that combines creativity, precision, and innovation. When you join UHCS, you’ll get hands-on experience in planning, organizing, and executing a variety of events, from corporate conferences and sports camps to weddings, music festivals, and charity fundraisers. This role will set you on the path to a bright future in the event industry.

2. Shape Events with Purpose: Your work at UHCS will be integral to Millersville University’s mission and vision. Whether it’s an educational symposium, a promotional extravaganza, a celebratory gala, or a charity event, you’ll have a hand in making events align with our EPPIIC Values and leave a lasting impact.

3. Gain Invaluable Skills: Event management is all about adaptability, organization, and problem-solving. As a UHCS student worker, you’ll develop essential skills in project management, budgeting, and teamwork. These skills will serve you well in your academic pursuits and future career.

4. Networking Opportunities: Working at UHCS means you’ll interact with a wide range of individuals, from university staff to external clients. The connections you make can open doors to future internships, job opportunities, and references.

Available Positions:

  • Student Worker – Conference Services Manager: If you’re a natural leader with a knack for overseeing event logistics, this role is perfect for you. You’ll have the opportunity to manage various aspects of events and work closely with our professional staff.
  • Student Worker – Conference Services Event Staff: This role is ideal for detail-oriented individuals who thrive on the day-to-day execution of events. You’ll be the backbone of our events, ensuring everything runs like clockwork.

The Roadmap to Event Management:

At UHCS, you’ll have the chance to explore the ins and outs of event management. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

1. Event Planning:

  • Define event objectives, goals, and target audience.
  • Create a budget and identify funding sources.
  • Choose the perfect date, time, and venue to achieve event objectives.
  • Develop a comprehensive event plan, including a timeline, program, and marketing strategy.

2. Venue and Logistics:

  • Select a venue that matches the event’s theme and size.
  • Arrange permits and licenses, and coordinate logistics like transportation, catering, and audiovisual equipment.

3. Event Execution:

  • Supervise and coordinate all event aspects to ensure flawless execution.
  • Handle any unforeseen issues or emergencies with poise and professionalism.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to event attendees.

4. Post-Event Evaluation:

  • Collect valuable feedback from attendees, sponsors, and staff.
  • Analyze the event’s financial performance and assess goal achievement.
  • Document lessons learned and identify areas for future improvement.

Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey into the world of event management? Join UHCS, and let’s create unforgettable experiences together! Click on the links above to apply for the positions that align with your skills and ambitions.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work with a dynamic team, develop critical skills, and make your mark on Millersville University’s event landscape. Apply today, and be part of something truly extraordinary!

Please contact Assistant Director Michael Kurland at (717) 871-4200 or michael.kurland@millersville.edu with any questions you may have.

*** Graphic by Scott M. Helfrich, Ed.D.

Apply Today to Work as a Summer Conference Assistant!

Apply today to work as a Summer Conference Assistant!

Looking for a summer job and want a free room on-campus? Summer Conference Assistants (SCA’s) provide desk and operational support for University guests residing in the residence halls during the summer conferencing period. Learn more by viewing our application. The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2021. 

Visit https://www.millersville.edu/housing/student-info/student-employment.php to apply, or scan here:

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Lydia Shaloka is a senior Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing at Millersville University. Her interests include digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.  When she graduates in May 2021, Lydia hopes to work for a digital marketing agency either in or near her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

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