Career of the Week: Non-Profit or Government Event Planner

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Love working with people? Want to use your organizational skills to assist non-profits or government agencies with planning needs? Want to feel involved in the community?
Consider event planning! The job outlook for event planning is excellent and is expected to grow much faster than the average growth rate for other professions. Event planners typically need a Bachelor’s Degree and some planning experience.
Meeting, convention, and event planners typically do the following:
-Meet with clients to understand the purpose of the meeting or event
-Plan the scope of the event, including time, location, program, and cost
-Solicit bids from places and service providers (for example, florists or photographers)
-Work with the client to choose where to hold the event and whom to contract with for services
-Inspect places to ensure they meet the client’s requirements
-Coordinate event services such as rooms, transportation, and food service
-Confer with on-site staff to coordinate details
-Monitor event activities to ensure the client and event attendees are satisfied
-Review event bills and approve payment