By Ann Grenier
Thousands of new graduates from the nation’s leading universities flock to New York City every year with dreams of making it big and enjoying some of the best nightlife the city has to offer. Events planning company College Tour brings these talented young graduates together for alumni reunion parties at some of the best and most-exclusive venues in Manhattan.
The company’s CEO & founder Phil Zelonky, who is highly experienced in hospitality and events-planning, recognized the need to bring together a community of newly-graduated academic and intellectual powerhouses in New York. “Many may have just started their professional life in the city and wish to network and have fun with like-minded friends,” he says.
Since launching last year, Zelonky has cemented College Tour Events as the go-to party planners for many Ivy League Colleges and their alumni associations, pulling off highly successful and memorable events for some of the world’s most talented and dynamic individuals. They have worked with large universities like Yale University, Cornell, Princeton, as well as many smaller schools like Union College.
Hoping to avoid tickets and cover charges, Zelonky looked for other options. He secured sponsorship with transportation service Uber to provide complimentary transportation to venues, and offers a one-hour open bar at most events, making the parties virtually cost-free for guests.
Working closely with venues, university officials and student representatives during the organizational process, College Tour with the technical skills and creativity to ensure a smooth-running process. The boutique nature of the company allows planners to connect personally with its clients creating the best experience possible.
Social responsibility is of the upmost importance to College Tour and they have an excellent reputation for producing sophisticated and well-monitored events.