How to Become an Event Planner Without an Event Management Degree

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Sometimes, degrees are overrated, and it seems as though these days we need some type of certification to work in just about any field. Years, ago, for instance, you could wait tables without any experience whatsoever, but now, some restaurants actually want you to have a course on how to be a good “wait staff” person!

Your potential employer is going to want you to have a course, it probably bests that you take one. If you want to become an event planner, education is definitely going to help you along your career path. At IWED Global, we’re here to help you get where you want to be.

Becoming an Event Planner

Ever wonder how to become an event planner without an event management degree? Well, yes, you can. There are no laws that will prevent you from being an event planner, no matter what your level of education, so if event planning is your passion, you can start out with no formal training whatsoever.

On the other hand, you might be taken more seriously as an event planner if you do have some sort of formal training. That said, though, you can still be an event planner without any training. How can you do this?

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One of the best ways to become an event planner without formal training is simply to find a job working with an established event planner and learn from them. Work with them, and get the knowledge you need. Then, you can continue to work with them once you’ve learned the ropes, or you could strike out on your own.

The main thing, though, is that you do acquire some level of knowledge, whether it’s through acquiring an event management degree, or via some sort of apprenticeship program. Simply stated, an “I love a good party” attitude is never going to be enough to make you a competent event planner. You can become an accredited event designer with a course from IWED Global. Our classroom courses can be completed in just five days, but if you choose to go with online study, you can take up to a year to complete the course requirements. It’s entirely up to you.

Planning Education Can Open Up Numerous Opportunities

Although you can work as an event planner without much education, it’s usually best when you’re considering any field to get as much knowledge as you can. In fact, many employers insist that their event planners complete a four-year university program, usually in communications, public relations or hospitality.

The more education you have, the better the position you are likely to obtain.

The Future for Event Planning

How far you’re likely to advance as an event manager will usually depend, to some extent at least, on your education. An event manager degree isn’t essential, but it won’t hurt. And IWED Global’s flexible courses can help pave the way to a successful career. Take our in-class course or learn online. Either way, you’ll have the benefit of working with experts in the industry. Enroll today!

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