I organise and run events such as conferences, exhibitions or entertainment events.
Depending if I am working on an event, my day varies. I can be constantly on the phone and answering emails. Or out looking at venues doing risk assessments. There's a lot that needs to be done when organizing an event; and there's no two days the same.
The skills and knowledge learned from school and college were great; I am glad I carried on with my studies. However, you do learn more from doing, in this type of role. It is all about experience, what you've done and how you've done it. The people and connections are important too; the more people you know within the industry the better.
Here's the first step for college students
Gaining experience. The more experience you have on your CV, the more your future employer will believe that this is something you're passionate about. It doesn't matter if it is paid or not, the more you do the better. Not only do you get experience, but it is also a good way to network and make connections within the industry.