Meeting and Event Management

     Employment of meeting, convention, and event planners is projected to grow 33 percent from 2012 to
     2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. As globalization increases and businesses
     continue to recognize the value of professionally planned meetings, the need for meetings and events
     is expected to grow. Job opportunities should be best for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in
     hospitality management (U.S. Department of Labor).

    
     The work of meeting, convention, and event planners
     can be fast-paced and demanding. Planners oversee
     many aspects of the event at the same time, face
     numerous deadlines, and orchestrate the activities
     of several different groups of people.


In 2012, meeting, convention, and event planners held about 94,200 jobs (U.S. Department of Labor).

                                                                                                                                                                                         
Employment Outlook

Our graduates find employment in the following areas:
• Meeting Manager
• Meeting Coordinator
• Event Manager
• Event Coordinator
• Wedding Planner
• Training Director
• Trade Show Manager
• Incentive Travel Manager
• Corporate Travel Manager
• Marketing Manager
• Public Relations Manager
• Executive Assistant
• Administrative Assistant
• National Sales Manager
• Executive Director 
 

Meeting and Event Management
Faculty Mentors:

Kristen Jack

213C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-3167
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: jackk@gvsu.edu

Patty Janes

227C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504


Phone: 616 331-3193
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: janesp@gvsu.edu

Lorie A. Tuma

231C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-8868
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: tumal@gvsu.edu

Gail Zemmol

276C DeVos Center
Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

Phone: 616 331-8866
Fax: 616 331-3115
Email: zemmolg@gvsu.edu

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