How to Select an Event Planning School
Two degree options exist for prospective students who wish to enter into the event planning field. These include an associate's degree in event planning and a bachelor's degree in event planning and management. States that attract large numbers of tourists are often home to universities and community colleges that have large, well-developed event planning programs.
Remember the following as you choose an event planning school:
- A bachelor's degree takes four years to complete, but it better positions graduates for jobs in the hospitality industry than an associate's degree.
- School location matters, since schools located in tourist-oriented states may have more developed programs and more abundant internship options.
- Real-world experience in an internship with a local hotel or resort can help ease the transition into finding a job, and employers often favor candidates with hands-on experience in the field.
10 Schools with Event Planning Programs
|Miami Dade College||4-year, primarily associate's, Public|
|University of Central Florida||4-year, Public|
|Michigan State University||4-year, Public|
|University of South Florida||4-year, Public|
|Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus||4-year, Public|
|Northern Virginia Community College||2-year, Public|
|Purdue University||4-year, Public|
|College of Southern Nevada||4-year, primarily associate's, Public|
|Tarrant County College District||2-year, Public|
|Florida International University||4-year, Public|