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Events Management

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Want to be in control of things? Do you know what makes an event successful and memorable? Want to travel, party and meet lots of people? A career in Events Management can allow you to experience these things.

Pathway

You don’t have to wait for graduation to start managing events. Young people should take any opportunity they can to gain experience of organizing events such as a university ball, as well as gaining work experience with an events management company.

Subject Focus

A range of subjects that may include:

  • Introduction to Management and Organisation Theory
  • Tour and Travel Operations
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to the Events Industry
  • Human Resource Management
  • Event Project Management
  • Event Marketing
  • Other subjects

Entry Requirements:

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)Pass with min. 5 credits including a pass in English, Bahasa Melayu and History O

OR: Level, A Level, SPTM, Foundation, Diploma and equivalent.

Personality Type

You ensure everything is in order, you ensure people are having the time of their life, posting their fun on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you ensure nothing appears in the tabloid section, just good old fun.

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: ESR (Enterprising, Social, Realistic)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

Events Management is the application of project management to the creation and development of festivals, events and conferences. Events managers are essentially the ambassadors for clients looking to organised an event, whether it be a charity fundraiser, dog show or party. Because the work is so demanding, you will need to be a good negotiator, communicator, be resourceful, imaginative and a problem solver.

Salary

Salary may range as follows:

  • Entry Level: RM 3,000 – RM 4,000
  • Professional Level: RM 4,500 – RM 5,500
Job Demand

In Malaysia:
Tourism, business, festivals, and family celebrations will be the main reasons why events managers will always be needed. The role of an events manager is a highly demanding one requiring a wide range of skills. Events managers typically work standard office hours, although the actual events often happen in the evenings or at weekends. In the run-up to an event overtime is usually required. The job is largely office-based but includes a significant amount of out-and-about work, including tasks such as visiting venues or purchasing supplies.

Global demand:
Events managers can work in-house for a large corporate, educational or public-sector organisation as part of the events team. Events managers are also employed by charities, hotels, conference venues or leisure facilities. Additionally, there are also a large number of specialist events management companies who work for a wide variety of clients. With experience, many events managers go on to set up their own business or work freelance which can be more lucrative, although it does rely on having a strong client base. In layman terms, you can apply anywhere, around the world.

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