MBA Students and SAEM Alumna Work in VIP at Panic! At The Disco Concert in Pittsburgh Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Point Park University MBA students Annie Kennedy and Grace Isaac, and SAEM alumna Angela Thomas ’17, (pictured right), were selected to work in VIP at the Panic! At The Disco Pray For The Wicked concert at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
As VIP assistants, the graduate students and alumna prepared VIP bags and accessories and then checked in 630 special guests.
“We also set up the House of Memories museum that featured prominent pieces of Panic!’s history like Brendon’s Kinky Boots, the Welcome to the Sound of Pretty Odd sign and various outfit pieces that were featured in tours, photoshoots and videos,” Kennedy explained.
Kennedy is concentrating her MBA degree in sports, arts and entertainment management and will graduate in December 2018.
“My career goals are to continue working in the live entertainment environment and work my way up to running these huge productions,” Kennedy added.
The students were connected to this concert opportunity through SAEM Associate Professor Ed Traversari, MBA.
“Ed has always been a great mentor to me and is a wonderful asset to Point Park University. I worked my first VIP gig a few years ago during my junior year at Point Park and found a passion for this area of the industry. My favorite part is always engaging with the fans and witnessing how happy they are,” Thomas said.
She added: “I’m so thankful to Ed and also Tina Tesore at PPG Paints Arena for giving Point Park students and graduates these opportunities.”
Point Park University Rowland School of Business students and alumni have worked at many concerts, events and shows in Pittsburgh within the past couple of years, including those listed below.
Read about their experiences:
- Bon Jovi
- Bruce Springsteen
- Carol Burnett
- Chris Tomlin
- Justin Timberlake, Def Leppard/Journey and Kenny Chesney
- Maroon 5
- Patrizio Buanne
- Pioneer Records Gabe Reed Release Party at Stage AE
- Raleigh Convention Center's Fourth of July Celebration
- Shania Twain and Vans Warped Tour
- Stanley Cup VIP Party
- The Price is Right Show and Thrival Festival
- The Who
- Women Who Rock show at iHeart Media
- WWE Monday Night Raw