Event Manager - career path and job profile

Event Manager - career path and job profile

Overview

An event manager is responsible to plan, design, organize and manage the different type of events. An event can be an exhibition, marriage, product launches, corporate meeting, festivals, birthday party, social gathering or conferences, etc.  One can choose to specialize in one type of event or work on a range of different events.

Responsibilities of an event manager:
1. Planning the event from start to end, according to the client requirements, event type and target audience
2. Provide suggestions to enhance the event 
3.  Paying attention of budget and time constraints
4. Managing and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
5. Lead all promotional activities for the event
6. Supervise all the staff
7. Analyze the event's success and prepare reports

Eligibility

A diploma or degree (bachelor or master) in event management is required to get success in this career. For a bachelor degree, students must clear 10+2 in any discipline and for a PG diploma or PG Degree (MBA), bachelor degree in any discipline is a must.

Skills Required

1. Strong Communication Skills 2. Project Management skills 3. Ability to lead and motivate a team 4. High level of creativity 5. Detail Oriented 6. Planning skills 7. Analytics and Budgeting skills 8. Client Management 9. Networking skills 10. Quick decision-making skills

Who should choose this career

Candidates who have an interest in the outing, challenging activities, presentations and public relation can choose this career.

How to be there?

1. Get a degree in event management or similar from a reputed institute, for this first, you have clear the 10+2 exam from any stream with at least 50% marks.

2. After clearing 10+2 get admission in college for a bachelor degree. You can do it with any discipline, but choosing management like BBA or similar will be an advantage for the aspirants.

3. Go for a master degree like MBA in event management or similar. You can also choose to do PG diploma. It is mandatory for those who have a different steam bachelor degree. But it recommended for all as most of the employers prefer to hire the PG degree/diploma students.

4. After that, join any event management company as a fresher or trainee

5. After having several years of experience, one can choose to continue its job or can start his own event business also.

Work Hours

There are no fixed working hours. You need to work long hours, late night, and weekends also to make an event successful.

Salary

A fresher can earn between Rs. 15,000 to 20,000. After once you got started, as you gain experience the pay will get up and depends on the organization you are working with and the kind of projects you are handling. If you work your own, you can earn from 50,000 to 1 lakh per event.

Scope

Event management has become the most growing industries today. It's a small or large event, either it's a personal or corporate event, nobody has time today that they can arrange it own. So they need professionals for this.

One can select for any of the following avenues in this field: Event planning
Event coordination
Event logistics management
Press and media management
Community outreach
Marketing and communications
Finance and budget management
Risk management
Public relations and liaison
IT system management for live streaming
Safety and security management
Brand management
A client servicing manager

Pros and Cons

Benefits:

1. Good Income

2. Fasted growing industry

3. Opportunities to meet the different kind of personalities like businessmen, film stars, artists and political leaders, etc.

4. Got chance to travel at different place

Drawbacks:

1. Might need to travel a lot

2. A very busy schedule and lots of meetings involved

3. Might need to work on weekends and at night also

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