Montclair State University Honors Audience Pleasers

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Dennis Telischak receives award.

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair State University awarded Dennis Telischak, President of Audience Pleasers and Special Events Associates, the 2008 Experiential Education Partner Award at the Center for Career Services and Community-based Learning Awards Ceremony held in the University Hall Conference Center on April 18, 2008.

“Mr. Telischak was recognized for his exceptional contributions as a Cooperative Education Internship Partner,” stated Elaine Russo, Associate Director of the Co-op Internship Center for Career Services and Community-based Learning. “This award is a testament to his dedication and commitment as a long-standing and faithful Co-Op employer.”

The Co-op program at MSU is part of a credit bearing educational experience in which student interns apply classroom book knowledge in the real-life work environment.  Mr. Telischak’s students acquire firsthand experience dealing with all aspects of running Audience Pleasers.  They have the opportunity to complete projects in their particular areas of interest, including marketing, production, customer service, and business development, among others.  These positions meet academic department criteria and are arranged for a minimum of one semester.

Mr. Telischak heads Audience Pleasers, and Special Events Associates, they are event management and entertainment planning companies that have served the tri-state area for 38 years.  His event coordinator interns have been instrumental in producing award-winning events, including the prestigious Dining Spaces Rising Star Award and are members of ISES, International Special Event Society.

MSU Cooperative Education is a university-wide work-based learning program. Partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations are created to assist students in exploring how classroom learning applies to work-place practices. Since its inception, more than 700 businesses and non-profit organizations have partnered with MSU to advance the education of 14,000 MSU alumni.

Both full and part-time, paid and stipend co-op and internship positions are available to students. These positions meet co-op work-learning criteria and are arranged for a minimum of one semester. Screening criteria for the positions are determined by the employer and students meeting these criteria are referred for interviews using a web-based interface giving our students and employers 24/7 access. Hiring decisions are made solely by the employer. Interested students must apply at least one semester prior to enrollment in an academic course especially designed to foster reflective thinking and learning from experience.

Client Testimonial

  • AC

    A wonderful and very entertaining evening. We were truly entertained by a happy and professional group and they provided us...

    AC

    2014-10-01T11:05:06+00:00

    AC

    A wonderful and very entertaining evening. We were truly entertained by a happy and professional group and they provided us with first class entertainment. It certainly proved an “unusual event” and was thoroughly enjoyed by all

    TNM

    We have had so many letters from guests who said how much they enjoyed the talented performers that represent Audience...

    TNM

    2014-09-15T08:24:07+00:00

    TNM

    We have had so many letters from guests who said how much they enjoyed the talented performers that represent Audience Pleasers. Your guys set the mood just right and made the entire event feel inclusive and fun. Thanks again for a great time and for the professional way you dealt with the booking. We look forward to employing Audience Pleasers for our next event and would happily recommend you to prospective clients.

    BR

    I have received fabulous feedback from the event, and there is a buzz around the office which I have never...

    BR

    2014-10-01T10:57:15+00:00

    BR

    I have received fabulous feedback from the event, and there is a buzz around the office which I have never witnessed – something that I would directly attribute to the entertainment you provided. The entertainment was exceptional. Thank you once again

    MR

    I thought I would write and tell you that our clients who attended would all like to say a BIG...

    MR

    2014-10-01T10:58:23+00:00

    MR

    I thought I would write and tell you that our clients who attended would all like to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your fantastic team. Last nights entertainment was a raving success. The venue was superb and the entertainers were hilarious! I have had many messages from our clients who all want to plan something similar for their own Companies

    KS

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    KS

    2014-10-01T10:59:04+00:00

    KS

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