Learning to Plan Events
Is event planning in your future? Here's a new opportunity to learn firsthand from the pro's.
Event planning isn't just done by wedding planners, or people running huge conferences. What about an anniversary reception for your parents, or the opening of a new facility at your church, or a business meeting with potential new clients from overseas? Events like these require planning to turn out successfully.
When an event goes well, participants enjoy themselves and the leaders accomplish their goals for the session. When it doesn't, it can leave a really bad taste in people's mouths.
So how do you learn how to plan an event successfully? You could go with trial and error, but that could be painful. You could take a course in it, which will cost you something. Or you could learn firsthand from people who do it really well, for free.
Biola's University Communications and Marketing (UCM) department is launching The Event Society, an organization designed to train students in event planning and marketing. UCM's Events people put on dozens of events annually, from small lunches to conferences attended by thousands.
In order to maximize the impact of the training, membership is limited and by application only. Students can pick up an application in UCM (in upper Metzger) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF version. Applications must be turned in to UCM by Thursday Sept 15.
UCM welcomes questions about this program, at email@example.com.