Special Events

Special Events such as the World Cup and the Olympics are examples of global sporting events and competitions that take place around the world and require efficient business operations to run successfully.

Special Events Employers

Don’t overlook numerous small entities that produce special events and offer employment opportunities that can help you build your career. Some of the larger event producers are highlighted below:

  • American Heart Association

    The American Heart Association is a national health agency whose mission is “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke”. Through many charity events such as marathons, walks, and training programs, the association raises money for scientific research and technological improvement to better people’s health.

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  • Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

    The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has 209 member associations in over 35 nations worldwide and employs 310 people. The main goal of the association is to promote the development of football (soccer). The organization looks to accomplish this goal through the World Cup every four years as well as many tournaments, games and events each year.

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  • International Olympic Committee

    The International Olympic Committee is the central authority in the collaboration of the Olympics games by coordinating a wide range of programs and projects between the athletes, broadcast partners, the United Nations, and all the National Olympic Committees worldwide.

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  • New York Road Runner Foundation (NYRR)

    The New York Road Runner Foundation (NYRR) is a nonprofit organization that promotes children’s physical fitness, character development and personal achievement in underserved communities. Their programs serve more than 50,000 children per week in almost 250 schools and programs are being established across the U.S. and in Africa.

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  • Special Olympics

    The Special Olympics is a global nonprofit organization supporting the nearly 200 million people around the world with intellectual disabilities. With seven world-region offices and a presence in 200 countries worldwide the Special Olympics movement strives to make a difference every day of the year.

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  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

    The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a global entertainment and media organization broadcasting in more than 145 countries and in 30 languages worldwide.

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  • United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

    The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee is one of America’s premier sports organizations involved in training, entering, and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams on the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games.

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Special Events

  • Golf Tournaments
  • Marathons and Other Road Races
  • Professional Wrestling
  • Super Bowl
  • NCAA Final Four
  • Senior Games
  • Special Olympics
  • Sport Festivals
  • State Games
  • Tennis Tournaments
  • Track Meets

Examples of Special Events Jobs

  • Event Management
  • Facility Management
  • Financial Management Fundraising
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing /Advertising
  • Product Development
  • Public/Media Relations
  • Sales

Special Event Associations

Contact The Program Director

Ceyda Mumcu, Ph.D.
Phone: (203) 479-4561

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