Do you need to go to college or university for an event planning degree?
For many people, the question of whether they need to go to school or university is cut and dry; either they do, or they don't.
If you already know that going back to college or university is not for you, then don't worry! Taking the right online course will teach you everything you need to know (click here to read more about the online event planning courses that I offer).
But for many other people, the decision to invest in further event planning education isn't so clear. Should you invest the time and money to go back to college? Or will an online course be enough to get you started?
Before we go any further, however, please let me emphasize one thing. The event planning industry isn't like many other industries, where your degree can make or break you. In the world of event planning, nothing counts more than experience.
It's not like if you want to become a doctor, or a teacher, or an engineer; for all of those industries, a degree and what type of degree is vitally important.
However, in event planning, overall having a degree doesn't matter at all.
After twenty years in the industry, I can honestly say not one person has ever asked me if I even went to college, much less if I have an event planning degree.
I think one of the main reasons for this is that, until recently, event planning wasn't really even considered a legitimate career path. And until recently, almost no colleges or universities at all offered event planning programs, much less event planning degrees (there are still very few schools that offer event planning programs). And therefore, it's not really that important.
The most important thing in event planning is that you completely understand how to plan events, and that you have some experience.
So nobody cares about your degree. Unless you haven't ever gone to school and want to get a degree (which is always advisable), it's not necessary to go back to school to pursue event planning education.
Therefore, my overall advice is this: learn as much as you can about event planning as thoroughly, as efficiently, and as quickly as possible. Then get out there and get some experience! (I show you how in my event planning certificate course, Event Planning Essentials).