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Event Planner

Event Planner

Event Planners

Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions

Overview: Event planners are a type of planner organize and arrange the details for a variety of events. These events could include weddings, nonprofit events, fundraisers, banquets, charity races, of food drives. Most planners meet with clients, plan the scope of the event, inspect venues, coordinate services, monitor event activities, and review bills. The most well-known type of event planners are wedding planners that coordinate celebrations beyond weddings, including anniversaries, reunions, product launches, galas, or award ceremonies. Nonprofit event planners organize events to raise funds for charities or other organizations. Geographers can work well as planners, especially with an understanding of an area’s local geography. This field is expected to grow as demand increases for professional organized meetings and events.

Geographers at work: Human geographers, Business geographers

Recommended College Courses: Introduction to Cultural Geography, Research Methods in Geography, Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Community and Regional Planning, Political Geography, World Population, American Ethnic Geography, Transportation systems

Skills: Local geography, Human resource management, Qualitative methods, Location analysis, Field methods

Occupation Group: Business and Financial

Learn more about Event Planners from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/meeting-convention-and-event-planners.htm#tab-2

Written by Alisa Hartsell