Even a job you love can bring frustrations, particularly if you feel your capability, competency and confidence could all be improved by a little more professional know-how!
This was exactly the situation for Jemma Smith, who enrolled on the Postgraduate course so she could remove her frustrations from being involved in event management, but without having any formal training. What Jemma really wanted to do was improve her skills and knowledge, as she shared at the time:
“I needed to learn fundamentals that would propel my career in the direction I wanted.”
In Jemma’s case, this was certainly successful for her, developing both a professional career and a passion for event management. Check out Jemma’s story.
It’s great when you love where you work, who you’re working for and with. So when your role starts to develop in a new direction that you also love, such as managing events for the company or its clients, you can suddenly find yourself compromised between wanting to stay where you are and improve your skills and prospects, or move into a new career role. After all, you know you need to improve your skills in event management, to keep both options open.
This is what happened for our alumni Patricia Beaumont, who wanted to improve her event management skills and career prospects for her existing role. By studying the Online Diploma, to fit in around the demands of her working and family life, Patricia found herself performing her role in a much more skilled, capable and confident way. What’s more, thanks to the CIM accreditation of the online diploma, Patricia learned new skills in marketing and now supports that side of the business.
Event managers are multi-skilled, multi-talented people! When it comes to putting talents such as creativity and team-building into practice, alongside skills like communication, marketing and problem-solving as part of our courses, it’s impossible to come out the other side without improving key skills and career prospects across a range of possible roles and careers.
Take Matt King. His existing role was admin-based, but studying our Online Diploma tapped directly into a creative talent he didn’t even know he had and exposed him to the sales and marketing side of event management. Read how Matt’s experience of studying events has enhanced his future career.
Zainab is another example of someone who wanted to develop her skills, improve her prospects and gain global events experience. After several years in the Nigerian event industry, Zainab wanted to upskill specifically by experiencing how events are run in the industry capital of London, something which has been really valuable in supporting her skills and experience.
“I would really advise people, especially those like myself who have been in the business for years and think ‘oh well, I don’t know, oh well, this course won’t really have so much for me’ … you will be surprised what you’ll get from it!”
Hear Zainab’s experience of studying Postgraduate Event Management course in London.
At Event Academy, we’re adamant that needing to hold down the day job shouldn’t hold you back from gaining the skills you need to follow your career ambitions or improve your prospects. As such, our courses have been designed with as much flexibility as possible to fit into your life.
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