15 months after graduating
91% of our events management graduates are in work or further study
75% of our events management graduates said their degree was a formal requirement for their job or gave them an advantage*
Events management is an exciting, varied and fast-paced career path, and the degree will equip you with the skills needed to run events ranging from smaller corporate gatherings to larger festivals and weddings (to name a few). The course offers practical modules, which are the perfect opportunity to gauge which events interest you and could indicate the next steps you take when you graduate. Typical settings include hospitality (such as hotels and conference centres), sport, leisure and business, as well as charities and fundraising within the voluntary sector.
Less obvious settings can also include heritage (such as in museums and visitor centres) or in the corporate world as a marketing executive. Your attention to detail and ability to measure the needs of the client will lend itself to these career paths well. The course also gives you the option to learn a second language, which would open up further career avenues and client bases.
One thing to bear in mind with graduate options for events management is the competitive nature of the job, so gaining experience in varied events settings will stand you in good stead going forward.
Researching your career options
With such a wide range of careers open to you as an events management graduate, you should explore and research your options thoroughly so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
The following websites provide helpful information and inspiration for career research:
Association of Event Organisers
Even Marketing Association
Institute of Event Management
The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers
Association of Event Venues
Below is a snapshot of what some University of Plymouth events management graduates told us they were doing 15 months after graduation. For some graduates, these jobs serve as ‘stepping stones’ to professional posts by providing relevant workplace experience.
Employers to consider
- Andrew Brownswords Ltd
- Big Twisted Goat
- Butcombe Brewery
- Campfire Marketing Ltd
- Cordant People
- Crowne Plaza Hotel - Meriden Leisure Hotels (Franchise)
- De Vere
- Electric Films
- First Choice Conference and Events
- Godney Gathering Limited
- Help for Heroes
- Highcliffe Castle
- Mistique Events
- Oynx Events
- Real Ideas Organisation
- Redactive Events
- Wonder London
*Data is from the Graduate Outcomes Surveys of 2017/18 and 2018/19. Graduates were surveyed 15 months after graduating. Data displayed is for 24 UK-domiciled, first degree, full-time graduates who are working, studying or looking for work.