Graduate careers advice: you and your events management degree
The events industry offers opportunities to work on everything from small scale events to festivals, fundraisers and weddings.
Graduate careers advice on what you can do with your events management degree.
Related jobs include:
- Charity officer
- Conference centre manager
- Conference/event organiser
- Exhibition organiser/events manager
- Fundraising manager (charity)
- Hotel manager
- Tourism officer
Experience can be as vital as your degree if you’re seeking a career in events management. Seek experience in customer service roles, particularly in tourism and hospitality. Casual staff are often required by events organisations, giving you a chance to gain practical experience and build contacts.
You can acquire relevant experience by joining university societies and helping to organise fundraisers or an end of term ball. Such experience will demonstrate your ability to work hard and use your initiative.
More information on work experience can be found here.
Opportunities exist with conference venues, hotels and wedding organisers. Look for vacancies at museums, galleries and festival organisers.
Work can also be found with charities and events management companies, which organise large scale fundraising events.
Your events management CV
Along with project management and organisational skills, an events management degree gives you the business and creative ability to take an event from an idea to its realisation.
Skills acquired include:
- customer service;
- managing a complex workload.
A degree in events management is usually more than enough to qualify for a career in the industry. Employers tend to place more value on relevant experience than further qualifications.
More information on postgraduate study can be found in our Further Study section.