In modern times, the human life is running at very fast speed. People are very busy in their life. They don’t have time to plan and manage many affairs of life like birthdays, marriage functions, anniversaries etc. In this case, they look for the professionals (better known as event planners or wedding planners) providing these services.
Thus, with the changing times, the event planning has emerged as lucrative career option. If you are a young graduate and looking for a better career, you may land into the field of event planning.
When you get enrolled in a programme or course that teaches event planning, you will learn and have an insight of organising and coordinating meetings and conferences, organising luncheons as well as other events for individual clients or companies, contacting vendors and working with clients.
The programmes in the area of event planning are mainly associated with degree and certificate programmes. You are required to have a pre-requisite course of High school diploma or equivalent to get enrolled for the course in event planning. You are required to complete some credit hours and thereafter an internship is done to complete the course. The course structure covers Basics of hospitality management and accounting, Contract management, Food safety and managing buffets or catering etc. It is necessary for you to have strong organizational and communication skills if you are seeking career in event planning.
It is quite possible that you may not be confident and learn all the skills in the student life and in internship. So, you must land into job with ambitions and intentions to learn. With your consistent efforts and keenness to learn, you will improve your skills, will excel in creating and maintaining conducive relationships; and a day will come when you will be a consultant or owner of your own company. The main thing is to have a check list of your work, ability to keep your client in happiness and fulfil your commitment in time.
If you are so keen to enter in this field and not able to join a regular course; you need not worry. There are so many event planning courses also available online. These online courses may be based on similar subjects like Event Planning Management, Marketing for Events, Food and Beverage Management, Special Event Planning, Event Planning Liability, Introduction to Catering etc.
If you are enrolled into a course offered online, you need a computer with active Internet connection, software programs like Microsoft Word, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader etc. You will be watching video lessons, communicating through a webcam and submitting assignments by e-mail.
If you are willing to extend your horizons and go extra miles, you may opt for a course in hospitality management which covers all the aspects of event management. In addition, there are a few things extra in the course which includes hotel and restaurant management, risk management etc. This course is also available in both the modes i.e. in-campus or online. The courses offered are certificate programmes, bachelor degree programmes etc. If you are willing to have a higher qualification in this field, you may go for master degree programmes also. One benefit of online course is that you may pursue that course while being in employment also.