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Oklahoma City University Workshop Explores Entertainment Business Careers
OKLAHOMA CITY—High school students interested in putting some sizzle on their career choices can explore the entertainment business industry at two workshops sponsored by Oklahoma City University’s entertainment business program. OCU Arts Management Instructor Don Risi will present “An Entertainment Career Awareness Seminar” from 10 a.m. to noon April 25 at OCU’s Edith Kinney Gaylord Center, located just west of Blackwelder Ave. and adjacent to N.W. 23rd Street. Speakers will include Larry Payton, president of Celebrity Attractions; Ashley Wells, assistant artistic director and company manager for Lyric Theatre; and Mason Jordan, coordinator of athletic marketing and development at OCU. Participants can discuss unique career options and learn some of the best kept secrets about arts management positions. The free workshop is open to all high school students. OCU’s Director of Entertainment Business, Rachel Jacquemain, will present “Put the Sizzle in Your Career: The Event Planner Student Workshop” 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 23 at OCU’s Edith Kinney Gaylord Center. Factor 110, an Oklahoma City event solutions firm, will be featured at the conference, which is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Cost is $39.98. Jacquemain said the hands-on workshop will expose participants to a variety of fields in the hospitality and convention industry. “Companies will share their knowledge about these various professions and provide insight into the industry,” she said. “From planning to implementation, participants can discover the many elements and components that make successful events and work with an event team to plan a special event.” For more information or to sign up, call (405) 208-5322 or visit .