- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
I am looking to get into event planning and want to know the best route to take. I already have my Bachelor’s in poli sci (was gonna go into law) and a Grad Certification in Non-profit Management because I was going to go the Fundraising Events route. I still am interested in that but I want to get a more well-rounded grasp on the industry. So here is what I have been debating:
-Master’s in Event Management
Pros: Its a masters that is targeted
Cons: Its pricey, takes 2 years and I may not even need it
-QC Event Planning School Certification (IEWP)
Pros: Its cheaper and faster and focuses more on running your own business
Cons: Its not a full degree but I don’t know if one is even necessary from what I have seen. Certification at this level isn’t even necessary but I think I need something just to know what I’m doing.
-Jump right in to a low-level job and learn from that
Pros: No money spent and would get good experience
Cons: Don’t learn much about running a business
Either way I have to find a job because I just moved to a new place (UK) and I need to establish myself. If you are a planner, what did you do?