Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter

Director of Special Events


PBS SoCaL

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Realized I wanted to be somebody important and successful.
Took a job I needed but didn't love out of college.
Then I stuck it out for 3 years to build my skills and my resume.
Then I took a position with another company that was a step up.
Then I just kept building my job skills.
Until I found my dream job in events.

Education

High School
Warrensburg High School
Bachelor
Fashion Merchandising
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Orange County

Career

Director of Special Events

I plan and execute large scale non-profit fundraising events.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Television
Working with Others

Day to Day

A great day would be where I would have the chance to lead several meetings with many departments in the organization on how we are going to execute a large scale event.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Learning to work with others and time management skills. Also being extremely organized is a very important skill.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Fine tuning communication, time management and organizational skills.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Communication, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You will never make it in California on your own."