event planning careers

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My degree is actually in Event Planning (and Tourism) and I work in the DC/MD area as a large-scale event planner for a county government. Basically intern as much as you can and look into certification programs. Hospitality management is very different from event planning so unless you get some actual schooling in the event planning field then your going to have to strictly go off of professional experience. 

Schooling builds such a great background in this field, but hands on experience means the most. 

Post # 4
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1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@cbj9:  i could name a dozen event planners in our area.  you could work with a planner as an asst, a restaurant, a hotel, reagan building or convention center, a non-profit etc.  look at GWU, I am pretty sure they have a certification program, i think my cousin took it and she works in reston now.  

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