What is a day like as an event planner?
I am a senior in high school and have done a lot of research about planning. I was wondering what a breakdown of a day is as an event planner. business event-planning event-management coordinating-events corporate-events
I would also say that problem solving and connecting the dots is key! Event planners have to know how to pivot on a dime when an issue arises, especially when time is of the essence. There are many articles out there on all of these topics as well as formal training. I found that my on the job training was invaluable. Good luck with your journey!
Planning events really requires strong prioritization, communication, and time management, which are all things you'll get great at as you put your focus toward them!
I held a role with lululemon called "Regional Community Lead" where one of my main responsibilities was planning and facilitating community activations (events) to attract people to the brand and eventually become customers. I essentially leveraged my outlook calendar as a daily agenda and blocked off time to complete administrative work like budgeting and research, I scheduled calls with vendors whenever necessary, and scheduled client meetings there as well. Whenever I began a new project I made sure to take the time to create a work-plan, which I added to my calendar of course, and whenever a project was complete I would write up a recap so that I could reflect on my work and identify areas to improve in the future.
I am not sure that the role exists with the company any longer, but in my latest role with WeWork as a Community Lead I often planned in-office events and followed a similar process! It is certainly worth exploring what sorts of roles are out there for you that get you diverse planning experience!
The typical event planner spends most of his day in the office, speaking with clients and vendors on the phone, by e-mail or in-person. They negotiates contracts with suppliers and facilities, coordinates catering services and creates budgets to project each event's unique expenses.
Long hours are required but this is also a fun and creative job!