HEEM Coursework

The curriculum of the HEEM program is based on the Department of Labor Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Competency Model

HEEM Opportunities

Students in HEEM program have the opportunity to attend the local and national events. The list below are annual meeting; the list is updated each year based on opportunities in the industry.

  • IMEX America Future Leaders Forum (Annual Fall Event in Las Vegas)
    The Future Leaders Forum is a segment in one of the largest industry shows in the United States (IMEX America) The two-day program designed for students provided training in leadership, professional networking and the opportunity to tour the show floor that includes 3,500 exhibitors from 150 countries.
  • International Association of Exhibitions and Events Expo Expo Annual Conference (Fall Event – location changes)
    This three-day convention offers over 100 educational sessions and an exhibition. Students are invited to experience the conference and arrange a meet-up with students from other colleges.
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress (Annual Summer – locations vary)
    This International Congress includes a program for students and the University Challenge, an annual competition for students in the meetings & events industry. Each year the theme of the competition changes. There are five Global University Challenges that take place around the world and winners from each conference are invited to compete at IMEX Frankfurt where the final winner will be selected.
  • Partyfest (Annual Spring event in Dallas)
    HEEM one of over 200 exhibitors at this one day billed as the largest in day exhibition & trade show of its kind in the Southwest. The show included vendors showing the latest trends in special events and educational program. HEEM student work the booth and have the opportunity to network at the show.

Technology in HEEM

The HEEEM program includes student introduction to the technology used in the industry. Students gain exposure and can earn industry digital badges and certificates.