How Do I Start a Career as an Event Planner?

Are you creative and innovative? 

Would you enjoy the process of developing a vision, then putting together the pieces to make it a reality? 

Are you willing to work directly with both clients and vendors, in order to create something that pleases the client’s vision, while staying within the budget you have been given?


If so, great! It sounds like meeting and event coordination is right up your alley. The hospitality industry needs fresh, innovative up-and-comers to plan and coordinate events of all types. From large corporate gatherings and giant tradeshows, to intimate company retreats and private events, Event planners conceptualize, plan, organize, and execute meetings and events of every kind. Read on to find out more about what an event planner does, and how you can get started in this exciting and rewarding career path.

Event planning is a career perfect for people who enjoy planning, designing and producing events. From intimate parties to large conferences, a planner makes magic happen. If you think this career sounds interesting, ask yourself these questions:


Do you have excellent organizational skills?

Are you skilled at multitasking, critical thinking and problem solving? 

Do you have the ability to work with a team and communicate effectively with a wide range of people?

 Are you adept at networking and making new contacts?


If you answered yes to these questions, then it sounds like event planning could be a great career option for you! Like orchestra conductors, Event planners take disparate pieces and put them together to dazzle clients. Event planners must manage client expectations, and deliver a product that meets the client’s vision while staying within their budget. At The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) in Las Vegas, our Department of Conference Management and Event Planning teaches creative individuals like you what it takes to become a meetings and event production professional. 

At TISOH, students learn how to evaluate, select, and negotiate for all aspects of an event: design, logistics, catering and more. Students learn planning, production, organization, and design, under the guidance of industry professionals. At TISOH, all courses are taught by faculty with industry recognition and prestige, and years of experience in the field. Students receive one-on-one individualized attention and mentoring from the esteemed faculty, and benefit from TISOH’s extensive network of industry affiliations and partnerships. 

All TISOH graduates benefit from TISOH’s Career Services department, and students in TISOH’s Diploma of Hospitality program may take advantage of the full CAREERsuite of services the school offers. Diploma students receive regular counseling, personalized development goals, and career placement assistance. The Career Services department also assists students in networking, computer skills, resume writing, and interviewing skills. With the help of TISOH’s career services, graduates go on to find exciting, rewarding work, and thrive as meetings and event production professionals. 

If you are ready to take the next step towards becoming an event planning professional in the hospitality industry, call TISOH today! Our helpful and friendly admissions representatives are always available to discuss your career options, and will even help you begin the enrollment process. To learn more about how to become an event planning pro with TISOH, or to simply learn more about TISOH, our modern Las Vegas campus, and our online learning options, call 702-947-7200.