One of the questions I get asked by my readers is, "What event planning schools do you recommend?"
The event planning industry is such a dynamic field that there aren’t
any specific educational requirements that you need to adhere to in order to succeed as a planner. Unlike many other industries, it doesn't matter what your degree is in, and for many people it's not necessary to have a degree at all.
Therefore, for most people I don't recommend that you go back to school if you already have a degree (read this page if you're still unsure whether you need to go to college or not). But if you have already decided that you are interested in going to college and are looking for event planning schools or programs, then keep reading!
As the event planning industry grows increasingly competitive, event planning education and training are becoming increasingly more important. These days, employers don't have the time to train you on how plan events; so you must take it upon yourself to learn how to plan events before you even begin your job search.
Many people believe that merely getting an "online certification" is enough to land them a job. It's very important to realize that you should take online courses for the purpose of learning events; not merely to have "resume material." It is going to be very, very difficult for you to break into the industry unless you have a solid understanding of the basics of event planning.
However, you need to be cautious which course you choose, as most online courses are full of fluff and useless information. For more on this, be
sure to read more about event planning certification here.
If you have not yet finished college, however, or would like to
pursue an education while working toward an event planning career, keep
reading to find a list of event planning schools or universities.