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Event Planning & Management Industry

As an event organiser, you’ll work from an office but you’ll also undertake some travelling as you may often need to visit different venues, suppliers, and clients.

Event Planning & Management

Participating in an event planning internship typically involves learning communication and people skills, and have a knack for solving problems creatively. If working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines are a problem for you, you may want to reconsider. You will probably be working a lot on your own, but at times you may be part of a larger team. You should possess good attention to detail and be able to work within a budget.

Participating an event planning and management internship typically involves working on different areas such as:

  • event management companies
  • conference & exhibition venues
  • hotels
  • leisure facilities
  • charities

Most of the time you’ll be working normal hours, but as the deadlines for your events approach, you may be working round-the-clock. And remember, it’s possible you’ll be planning multiple events at one time, each with their own deadlines and schedules.

Sample event internship project

  • Developing a theme or motif for the event;
  • Arranging for speakers and alternate speakers;
  • Coordinating location support (such as electricity and other utilities), arranging decor, tables, chairs, tents, event support and security, catering, police, fire, portable toilets, parking, signage, emergency plans, health care professionals, and cleanup

Event planning & management industry guide

What projects, tasks and responsibilities ?

There are many different projects that you could be asked to work on. Our main objective will be to tailor the projects to your interest and background. In addition to creating storyboards for advertisements, you might be responsible for the visualizations and concept developments for famous parties and events.

Event planning is the process of planning a festival, ceremony, competition, party, or convention. Event planning includes budgeting, establishing dates and alternate dates, selecting and reserving the event site, acquiring permits, and coordinating transportation and parking.
Event planning also includes some or all of the following, depending on the event:
– developing a theme or motif for the event; – arranging for speakers and alternate speakers; – coordinating location support (such as electricity and other utilities), arranging decor, tables, chairs, tents, event support and security, catering, police, fire, portable toilets, parking, signage, emergency plans, health care professionals, and cleanup.

Sample of company offering event planning internship opportunities .

We have placed students at companies such as Riviera Events, Kino Corp, Jade Set, Havas Group, Pivot Marketing, Publicis Events, Elysiants, HK Exhibition Center & Urban Monk

Max Le testimonial
Max Le Blanc
Event Planning & Management Industry | 6 weeks | ShanghaiAug. 4, 2014

I would recommend Next Step Connections as they match students very well with an internship based on their subject study. My most memorable experience has being able to work with school children in a rural village in Hebei Province.

-Skidmore College

NSC interns have been involved and worked on the following projects:

        • Working at the hotel reception desk processing bookings, cancellations, and guest inquiries.
        • Responsible for coordinating activities with the restaurants and kitchen for the food and beverage department.
        • Liaising with reservation, maintenance, and housekeeping departments in order to complete set tasks.
        • Understanding contract rates and allotments with travel agents, wholesalers, and inbound bookings.
        • Managing the creative English content of the hotel website.

Internship tasks will vary from company to company, as well as intern to intern. These are only examples of tasks that were carried out from previous interns.

LAND MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP!

Not only are our internship placements completely customizable, but also the experience we provide outside of the workplace.

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