What is event management?
Event management is a kind of project management, where your project can be anything from a corporate event to a birthday party, a wedding, a concert or the Olympics. An event manager is responsible for overseeing events of all sizes and scales and ensuring that things run smoothly from planning to execution and beyond.
It is the event manager's responsibility to envision, organise, co-ordinate and execute so as to bring their vision to life. Events are extremely special for a variety of reasons for the stakeholders involved. It is the event manager's responsibility to understand the client's needs, wants, likes, dislikes and then add their own expertise to make the event a success, while also firefighting to ensure there are as few hiccups as possible.
The skills required of an event manager can include:
- Big-picture event design
- Brand building
- Marketing and communication strategy
- Audio-visual production
- Script writing
- Client service
An event manager needs to be a multi-talker, a self-starter, creative, organised with excellent leadership and communication skills. What do you do after a course in event management? Let's take a look!
4 Exciting Event Management Jobs
1. Wedding Planner
The wedding planning industry is booming in India and abroad. An event management graduate can take a job in a wedding planning company or can start a business of their own. Wedding planning entails discussing the budget with the families, planning the event from the venue to the cake, the seating for guests, any artist performance, light and sound, caterers etc.
Wedding planning is an exciting industry, full of new challenges and ever-evolving. The best part about it is knowing that you were the creator of someone's most special day!
2. Sporting Event Planner/ Manager
Sporting events of regional, national and international significance require an immense amount of behind-the-scenes effort to put together the bits and pieces in order to make the event a seamless affair. Sporting event managers are responsible for getting the equipment, facilities and employees together to make provide an enthralling experience for athletes and fans. Depending on the size of the event, a sporting event manager can have the following responsibilities:
- Bidding for sport events
- Providing hospitality & transportation
- Communicating with the press
- Recruiting volunteers
- Picking the venue
- Implementing security measures for athletes and spectators
- Negotiating with vendors and procuring sponsors
- Having emergency plans of action ready in case of emergencies or unpredictable weather situations
3. Artist Management In A Talent Management Company
An artist manager works closely with music, TV, film and other artists and manages every aspect of their client's career, including guiding their professional decisions, planning their daily schedules, representing them when interacting with external agencies.
The specific role of the artist manager depends on what industry you're working in, the size of the client's career and the stage they are in. They often help manage conflicts, lobbying on behalf of the client with labels, production houses, agents, producers.
To be a good artist manager, you need
- Excellent communication skills
- No ego
- Negotiation skills
- Ability to multitask
- Ability to work well even in stressful situations
- Problem-solving capabilities
4. Corporate Communication Specialist in an MNC
A corporate communications specialist is similar to a PR specialist. They are responsible for creating external and internal communication for large companies like MNCs. the job involves research, creation and communication. It is the corporate communication specialist's job to research latest media coverage and industry trends. They create printed and electronic marketing and other promotional materials for the company. They communicate with the press and advertisers, coordinate conferences, company events and conduct extensive media outreach.
What Do You Need To Apply To Event Management Courses in India?
There are a plethora of event management courses available in India after 10th and 12th. Students can choose to do a certification, a diploma, a graduation or even a master's in the subject. Most universities offer both part-time and full-time event management courses, few even offer online courses.
To be eligible for admission into the graduate programme, students need to apply after successful completion of 12th standard. A graduate student from any stream can apply for a post-graduate programme in event management.
BBA and MBA in Event Management
Vishwakarma University offers both a graduate and postgraduate programme in Event management. The BBA programme is a 3 year full-time programme while the MBA programme is a 2 year full-time course.
Wizcraft MIME: The Vishwakarma University Advantage
The Event Management Programmes by Vishwakarma University have been developed in collaboration with Wizcraft MIME, India's premier event management educational institute. VU provides students with world-class acumen in an immersive, collaborative and forward-thinking learning environment, to foster intellectual curiosity and harness domain expertise in the media and events industry.
Key Course features:
- Collaboration with Wizcraft MIME
- An expert faculty that are the front-runners of the industry
- Linkages with event industry to develop a diverse skillset
- Focus on the development of managerial skills to plan, design and execute events of any scale and type
- Practical training, internships and placements
Vishwakarma University, Pune is now accepting applications for admissions. For more details, visit our website: https://www.vupune.ac.in/