Meeting and Event Planning Major

Meeting and Event Planning Studies is a program that prepares individuals to plan, budget, and implement conferences, meetings, and other special events in the public or private sectors.

Meeting and Event Planning Studies majors and degree programs likely include instruction in principles of meeting and event planning; special event management; budgets and finance; site selection; contracts, vendors, and negotiations; marketing and promotions; food and beverage management; audio-visual basics and meeting technology; and hospitality law.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Meeting and Event Planning (use the College Search feature and enter "meeting and event planning" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Meeting and Event Planning Studies?

If you choose to embark on a career in this field, you likely will be responsible for organizing a variety of social and professional events, including weddings, educational conferences, and business conventions. You can potentially hold a job title of meeting planner, convention planner, event planner or exhibit organizer.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Meeting and Event Planning Studies:

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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