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Become an event planner and enjoy big perks

Written by Ashworth College on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Career, Why Ashworth

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Become an event planner and enjoy big perks

In a recent blog, we pointed out how event planning can be a less than glamorous job. It’s definitely a lot of work but, wow, the perks can give you a taste of the good life.

Picture this: A jet swiftly delivers you to Rome where, upon landing, a chauffeur whisks you off to a five-star hotel and conference center. The facility's hospitality management team tours you around the city for a few days, wines you and dines you, and treats you to all their best services.

Why would they do this?

Because conferences are big business and event planners have a big influence on where their clients chose to host events. When you're the event planner, hotels, conference centers, and tourism associations will sometimes go to great strides to influence you–and they'll foot the bill to do so.

Get paid to plan anywhere and everywhere

Event planning encompasses a range of organizational roles–from corporate meeting planners who handle large professional conferences to self-employed event planners who specialize in entertainment like receptions and parties. Because event planners usually attend all of their own events to ensure they run smoothly, you might find yourself working out of a corporate office one day and on a cruise ship the next. It may be hard work, but it's always interesting!

Successful event planners are detail-oriented people who relish managing all the aspects of business and social functions. As an event planner, you may:

  • Meet with clients to set an event's size, scope, and budget
  • Seek bids from caterers, decorators, and other vendors
  • Tour possible venues for your clients' events
  • Coordinate hotel accomodations and guest transportation
  • Arrange social activities for meeting participants
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable

Career training vs. a degree

There are several advantages to entering the field of event planning with a career diploma from Ashworth College instead of a degree, the first and foremost being cost.

Our Event Planning Career Diploma is far more affordable than a four-year hospitality degree and focuses your education on the skills you need to do the job. That's why it requires less time to complele. How you pay your Event Planning training tuition is flexible, too, so you can fit it into almost any kind of budget.

Another advantage to our career training is the flexibility of the coursework. Our program has no rigid academic calendar. You can start your first lesson whenever you want. You can complete the entire program in as few as four months or take up to 12 months. You can also purchase extensions should you need more time to complete your work. Plus, our no-stress approach to education means you can work at your own speed, on your own schedule.You get to enjoy learning instead of feeling anxious about pop quizzes and hard deadlines.

Are you loving the idea of getting paid to plan events of all shapes and sizes, in all parts of the globe? An Event Planning Career Diploma can be your first step towards some exciting destinations. Get more info today!

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