Meeting & Event ManagementClubs & Organizations
Clubs & Organizations
As a student in DCTC's Meeting & Event Management program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the hospitality industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
- Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
- National Association of Catering and Events (NACE)
- Midwest Society of Association Executives (MSAE)
- International Special Events Society (ISES)
- American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)
- International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA)
Getting Connected on Campus
DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Meeting & Event Management students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking a career in the hospitality field. The following two clubs are open to all Meeting & Event Management students:
Meeting Professionals International DCTC Student Club
This student club is affiliated with the Minnesota chapter of Meeting Professionals International, or MPI. Club members belong to MPI, the world's largest association for the $100 billion meeting and event industry. MPI is committed to positioning meetings and events as key strategic components of a company or organization's success. Established in 1978, the MPI Minnesota Chapter empowers its more than 450 members to increase their strategic value through education, professional development and business growth opportunities. Visit MPI Minnesota and MPI International to learn more. You can also visit the MPI DCTC Student Club on Facebook.
DCTC Hospitality Alumni Network
As a graduate with a DCTC Hospitality Careers degree or certificate, you can join the Hospitality Alumni Network as a great way to stay connected to people at the college as well as to other alumni. You can also reach out to assist current students in your program.