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The experience factor almost always is an issue recent college graduates contend with during a job hunt.

Thanks to the real-world experience students are exposed to at Harrisburg University (HU) of Science and Technology, our graduates compete with seasoned job applicants because they have the know-how employers are looking for before they enter the workforce.

With this in mind, HU is excited to announce that this year’s PA Cup Esports tournament will be managed and produced by students enrolled in the University’s Bachelor of Science in Esports Management, Production, and Performance program.

The PA Cup, set to take place April 1-2 at Harrisburg University, will pit the top high school Esports teams from across Pennsylvania in heated competition.

This year’s event is unique from previous competitions in that it was entirely concepted, designed, and will be executed by a team consisting exclusively of HU students. The planning for the event began last semester with the Live Event Management class’s intention of giving students the opportunity to learn through doing. 

“Taking on the responsibilities of producing the event, the accompanying broadcast, and coordinating the efforts of various internal and external partners, the students are setting a brilliant example of what our HU students are capable of,” said Thomas Panico, Esports Management, Production, and Performance faculty member. “It is the hope of the faculty that these students will gain a phenomenal experience that will help prepare them for their future careers in esports. We also hope that this will set a new standard of student-led events here at Harrisburg University.”

For more information regarding HU’s Esports curriculum and championship-winning varsity team, the Harrisburg University Storm, visit this link.


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