Opportunities In Event Planning Careers

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A World of Career Opportunities

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Overview

A World of Career Opportunities

VGM's Opportunities in . . . series of more than 100 career-specific titles is an invaluable resource for those who want to find out all they can about the professions that interest them. No other series provides such a wide range of comprehensive and current information on virtually every job available.

In Opportunities in Event Planning Careers, you'll find:

  • On-the-job accounts and advice from successful event planners in a range of areas within the field, including the most prominent—wedding planning
  • Helpful information about the major event-planning associations and educational programs
  • Sample employment advertisements for various jobs within the field
  • Details on related positions, including florists, advertisers, public relations executives, and more
  • Expert information on how to get started and get ahead as an independent or in-house event planner

These indispensable guides will tell you everything you need to know in order to make an intelligent and informed decision about your career—and your future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071382281
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/24/2002
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 443,899
  • Product dimensions: 0.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
1. Overview of the Field 1
A look at the numbers
What event planners do
Types of events
Where event planners work
Required skills and abilities
Building your resume
Possible job titles
Steps to successful event planning
Earnings for event planners
Sample job listing
Professional associations for event planners
International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)
International Special Events Society (ISES)
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Additional help
2. Preparing Yourself for a Career in Event Planning 25
University programs
Professional association training and certification programs
Training programs for wedding planners
3. Independent Event Planners 51
Getting started--getting contracts
Planning the event
Organization and record keeping
Marketing
The event itself
Earnings
Expenses
Training and certification
Sample job listings
4. Wedding Planners 65
Wedding details
What wedding planners do
Where wedding planners work
A seasonal business
Professional associations for wedding planners
Training for wedding planners
How wedding planners are paid
A bridal shop owner
A full-service event planning company
A party planner close-up
5. In-House Event Planners 99
Independent planning versus in-house planning
Who hires in-house event planners?
Corporate in-house planners
Event production companies
Hotel and convention center in-house planners
In-house planners for nonprofits
Government event planners
Sample job listings
Additional help
6. Related Fields 121
Vendors
Advertising, marketing, promotions, and public relations
Training
Employment figures and job outlook
Earnings
Sample job listings
A cooperative effort
Appendix A Professional Associations 139
Appendix B Recommended Reading 143
Appendix C University Programs 151
Appendix D Event Planning Association Local Chapters 153
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