To some, planning a party or event might seem like a simple job. But the difference between a good event and a great event is the details. If you have eye for detail and flair for style, a career in event planning might be a great option for you.
What Is Event Planning?
Event planning is more than just planning a party. Event planners can do anything and everything from strategizing and organizing each detail from start to finish, like budgeting, selecting centerpieces or other decorations, creating timelines, and booking appointments with vendors to offering their organizational and time management skills the day of the event to ensure things run smoothly. Though we commonly associate event planners with weddings, they implement their expertise for a variety of other occasions, including:
- Bridal and baby showers
- Birthday parties
- Bar and bat mitzvahs
- Holiday parties
- Corporate events and retreats
Why Should You Learn Event Planning?
Event planning can be a rewarding career. If you like helping others, have good customer service and problem-solving skills, are organized, and like seeing beautiful things come together, event planning can be a lucrative career. The average median income for an event planner last year was $50,000. It’s a great way to aid in bringing happiness and success to others, as well as meeting new people and exercising your creativity.
However, you might be wondering if it is a good time to enter a career that’s based on social interaction. During the pandemic, we saw many people having babies or getting engaged. As restrictions are slowly lifted, it gives cause to celebrate and safely make up for lost time. It’s a new era with new rules, so the assistance an event planner can provide may help hosts and guests alike enjoy themselves to the fullest. When restrictions are lifted, there will be many events to look forward to, perhaps with people having more appreciation for a good time since we’ve missed out on so much for so long. These events may be on a larger scale, or even more nuanced than what’s traditional, so event planners will play a key role in making sure everyone can make the most of their time together.
How to Learn Event Planning Online
NYIAD’s affordable online Event Planning course can help put you on the path towards mastering the art of event planning. In addition to learning how to plan meetings, parties, and conferences, you’ll learn how to effectively network and work with vendors while testing your skills by completing a series of projects. Throughout the course, you’ll also receive guidance from a professional event planner, all while studying online at your own pace.
If you’re ready to embark on a career in event planning or want to learn more, call a student services representative at 1-800-583-1742 or click here to get started.