1 August
So-you-want-to-work-in-Events-Heres-3-stories-to-inspire-you.jpg

So you want to work in Events... Here are 3 stories to inspire you

There is no denying that event management is an amazing job. In addition to being the mastermind behind some really exciting experiences, event managers and planners get to try their hands at many different tasks during their workday. If you think event management is the right career for you, here's 3 successful stories to inspire you.

“It has been nearly a year since I finished the Postgraduate Diploma Course with Fitzwilliam Institute Group and I cannot believe how quickly it has flown by and everything I have done since then! After 3 months of work experience, when I was able to put all that I had learned in the classroom into practice, I went straight into a job working for a great sport event management company. Since then I have worked on numerous fantastic events including Sport Relief and with really high profile clients, including Nike and Sky. My time at Fitzwilliam Institute Group, learning from people who are already highly successful in the industry, was invaluable for giving me a solid base of knowledge and practical event experience and I honestly do not think I would be where I am now if I had not taken the course”

Nicole Wright

“I highly recommend doing the Postgraduate Diploma in Events and work experience because of the following reasons: 1.) It was a good fit for me. This programme was well suited to me as a mature student, looking to return to the workplace after a five year break. It was informative, relevant, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable. 2.) It was a great learning experience - more than I expected. The course was very interactive and fast paced, with a great emphasis on practical skills - I retained what I learned by working together in peer groups on numerous practical projects. A great mix of students of different ages, experiences, backgrounds and strengths - This presented the opportunity to start building a network of event management contacts. The lecturers were all experts in their various fields and very supportive and interested in bringing out the best in each student. The lecturers drew examples from specific aspects of their work experiences, to bring their lecturers to life for us. 3.) The work experience offered as part of the programme was invaluable. Through my work experience on this course, I was able to identify that one of my strengths lies in working in logistics. My work experience took me abroad to work on and witness an event in the planning for several months unfold - A fantastic opportunity and unforgettable experience. 4.) Volunteering opportunities. We were given the opportunity to work as volunteers on a variety of charitable events from the very small lesser known ones to several very large, well known and publicised charitable events. This experience brought to life what we as students could possibly be involved with in the future. 5.) The right mix. This course had the right mix of perfect ingredients to make it the best course I have ever taken: brilliant lecturers, interested students, industry relevant information, practical projects, hands-on work experience and with support throughout the entire programme from lecturers and peers”

Maria Tappin

“The Postgraduate Event Management course I undertook at The Fitzwilliam Institute has not only been very enjoyable and exciting, it has provided me with the perfect platform to branch out into the world of event management. I received great assistance with sourcing my work placement. Over the 12 week period, I had the opportunity to plan events for a number of blue chip corporate companies and designed their events from start to finish. I gained invaluable hands on experience working on a wide variety of events. Both the course and the practical experience gained during my work placement have reinforced my choice of career in event management”

Aoife Martin

Your story could be next. Enrol now on one of our practical skills event management courses:

Location: Dublin City Centre

Start Date: 9th October

Location: Dublin City Centre

Starting Date: 19th September

Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management via Online Distance Learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Event Planning via Online Distance Learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Charity, Fundraising & Sponsorship Event Management via Online Distance Learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Exhibition Management via Online Distance Learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Conference Planning via Online Distance Learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Festival Event Management via Online Distance Learning

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Event Management via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Event Management via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Corporate Event Planning via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Conference Planning via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Festival Event Management via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Event Risk Management via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Charity, Fundraising & Sponsorship Event Management via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Sport Event Management via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Event Experiential Marketing via Online Distance Learning

Diploma in Exhibition Management via Online Distance Learning

Apply Now