Student Involvement

Student-Led. Student-Run. Student-Driven.

By getting involved with HEC, students from all majors develop leadership skills grounded in experiential learning. After first serving as a conference volunteer, students can expand their responsibilities each year by seeking management positions or even by joining the board of directors. Students plan and execute every aspect of the conference:

  • Negotiating with vendorsStudent Involvement
  • Developing recipes and menus
  • Procuring all amenities and food
  • Managing a budget of $100,000
  • Creating all marketing materials
  • Connecting with industry leaders and speakers
  • Hiring and training student volunteers
  • Finding and inviting conference attendees
  • Collaborating with the Statler Hotel, 
    SHA administration, and the dean

In addition to their conference-related duties, the students behind HEC organize other events throughout the school year including the "Mocktail" function for new students, the Homecoming Tailgate, and the First-Year Parents' Weekend reception.

If you are interested in volunteering for this year's conference, for more information, please contact HEC.