Things to know
Event planners love creating a meaningful experience for a group of people. Event planning is involved in a lot of industries: non-profit, healthcare, business sector, and in education. The position typically falls under the area of Marketing, but not always. Knowing about the kinds of events you would like to plan: weddings, parties, professional meetings, conferences, large-scale professional conferences with breakout sessions, etc., may steer you in the direction of a particular industry. Event planning can also include these responsibilities: managing contracts / vendors, overall event management and execution, pre and post-event email / social media communication, and post-event metrics and reporting.