As the events and entertainment manager with the Baltimore Ravens, Megan Collins has planned and executed a multitude of events, including pregame and halftime shows, training camp, and fan events. As a member of the marketing department, Megan Collins will talk about all of the aspects of the work that goes into organizing and preparing these large, annual or weekly special events and show students some of her work materials for them to analyze and discuss.

Students will also have the chance to assist in the preparations for one of the events she is currently planning. Students will work in teams to develop event ideas, prepare a proposal, and pitch them to Megan Collins and Professor Heather Dichter. This course will require students to do reading in advance and participate fully in a weekend in class experience.

Dates & Times

Friday, March 8th: Deadline to submit resume (application for course)
Monday, March 18th: Notification of course acceptances via email
Friday, April 19th: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Class instruction)
Saturday, April 20th: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Class instruction)

Location for Friday, April 19th & Saturday, April 20th: TBD

Number of Credits: 1.0 credit

Grading Method: Pass/Fail

Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in SPMM

Course Cap:
25 students. Preference will be given to Sport Management, Sport Media and Sport Studies majors by class year. If space is available, students majoring in other areas will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Course Fee: $30 to cover expenses associated with the course, including readings, meals from Friday dinner though lunch on Saturday

Instructor of Record: Dr. Heather Dichter, assistant professor, Department of Sport Management & Media. All inquiries should be directed to Professor Dichter: hdichter@ithaca.edu.

Instructor: Megan Collins, Manager, Events & Entertainment, Baltimore Ravens

To apply for Course: Please send an email to Lana Walsh at lwalsh@ithaca.edu indicating that you are interested in taking this course. Include in your email a copy of your resume.

Deadline for indicating that you wish to be considered for the class? Friday, March 8th at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified if you have been accepted into the course on Monday, March 18th.


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