Event-ually i'll know what i want to do with my life....
October 18, 2010 9:59 AM Subscribe
yet another career question...Calling all event planners...wedding, corporate, whatever...Tell me about your job and how you got experience. I want to hear the gritty and the great.
posted by sio42 to Work & Money (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've searched on ask.me for a few hours trying to find any questions about becoming an event planner, but mostly i can only find questions about people looking for wedding planners.
i've looked up some places that doing event planning in my area and i am going to call them to see about informational interviews. i'm going to try some of the big hotels downtown to see if their event folks would talk to me.
i understand that many events are at night or on weekends and can have very long hours (from well before to well after the official event hours). i understand it can be stressful, dealing with clients changing details or budgets at the last minute.
i'm most likely facing a layoff and will have some time to kick around and try to find some internships or something. i'm hoping maybe one of the event people might let me shadow them for a day? i'm not in school right now, so internship probably isn't the right word.
there's a community college near me and i could always take some classes. what sort of classes or degrees or certifications did you find helpful as an event planner?