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Events and Celebration as a Career Option

 

It's time to welcome theNew Year and most of us are busy preparing what to do during the celebrations in the evening and at night. Well, this is a day when no one wants to read but wants to have fun and engage in celebration with their loved ones. As I have mentioned about celebrations, so let us talk about a career option associated with celebration. Well, I would like to mention about an option which is booming in Assam and other States of the north-eastern region. This is related to activities or celebration; together we can call it as events. Well, events management is another new vista in career and we can try and make a profitable career related to events. 

Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of large scale events such as festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties, concerts, or conventions. It involves studying the brand, identifying the target audience, devising the event concept, and coordinating the technical aspects before actually launching the event. The process of planning and coordinating the event is usually referred to as event planning, and which can include budgeting, scheduling, site selection, acquiring necessary permits, coordinating transportation and parking, arranging for speakers or entertainers, arranging decor, event security, catering, coordinating with third party vendors, and emergency plans.
The events industry now includes events of all sizes - right from the Olympics down to business breakfast meetings. Many industries, charitable organizations, and interest groups hold events in order to market themselves, build business relationships, raise money, or celebrate their achievements.Increase in trade and commerce and other activities also create many other avenues. It is always helpful for the entrepreneurs and people who are creative and serious about work. 
One of the career options which have been booming in all parts of the country is event management. It is one of the careers where one does not need much investment and yet can earn more. Event management, the most profound form of advertising and marketing, is a glamorous and thrilling profession. It provides an opportunity for unleashing one's creative potential to a very high degree. It demands a lot of hard work and effort but at the same time offers enormous scope. 
One does not need much formal qualification to be part of these professions. Some of the qualities which are important are skills like good communication skill, self confidence and must be able to manage people and also work in team, etc. Having good knowledge over language including writing is another advantage. Leadership skills, work under pressure are also needed.
Most important in this regard is the value of time, it means service must be provided on time. People who are lazy have no place in this profession, one need to be fast and connected with technology like internet and others. Students of Mass Communication or Public relations can also take up this profession. This is a profession which demands high perfection, hard work and a lot of patience. With the event management industry poised to grow by leaps and bounds, trained candidates have excellent job opportunities. The success of an event manager or event management team depends upon its capacity to procreate themes that have never been thought of before. 
Some of the courses related to event management are: Certificate Course in Event Management, Diploma in Event Management (DEM), Post Graduate Diploma in Event Management (PGEM), Post Graduate Diploma in Event Management and Public Relations, etc. There are some institutes that offer this kind of courses. People can start event management even without doing any of these courses. Event Management is yet to take momentum in the State but in last few years it has increased by leaps and bounds. In the near future, there will be more demand for people who are associated with event management and youths from the State can take up event management as a viable career option. It depends upon our youths as to how they understand various aspects of this field and take it up as their profession.
Most important in this regard is the value of time, it means service must be provided on time. People who are lazy have no place in this profession, one need to be fast and connected with technology like internet and others. Students of Management, Mass Communication or Public relations can also take up this profession. This is a profession which demands high perfection, hard work and a lot of patience. With the event management industry poised to grow by leaps and bounds, trained candidates have excellent job opportunities related to occasions like New Year celebration. 
Let's hope that this year will be good year for our students and job aspirants. I wish our aspirants would make a good strategy this year and move ahead in life. A good strategy is needed from career perspectives. Let us not be depressed if we have not got any good job yet. We need to move ahead with our strengths and turn our weakness to strengths and this is possible when we have a positive attitude. I wish all our reader a happy and bright year ahead. Let us hope that the coming year shall bring more joy, success and achievements for all of us. 
Readers Feedback: 
1. I have been following Ranjan K Baruah's article in Mélange on 'Career Options' for the past few months and I really do appreciate his line of thoughts on the various career options and he has been throwing light on the latest and the upcoming career options for the younger generations. His articles on 'Human Rights' and 'Digital Marketing as a Career Option'were simply superb. One specific point that needs to be mentioned is that he gives thrust on the job description, duties, salaries, courses offered scholarship available, etc. Throwing light on Human Rights as a career option is very much laudable as the range of Career Options is very broad. A career in digital arena looks very promising with responsibilities like SEO, content ideation, social media strategy, e-mail marketing, website designing and more. Thanks to mélange and The Sentinel for publishing career articles by one of the most experienced career mentors of the region. 
RituBarua, Associate Prof, Dept of Economics, Bajali College
2. Digital Marketing, Human Rights, Law are the emerging job opportunities in various industries.Moreover, every industry is now looking for this three positions. There are very good market prospects outside Assam for these jobs and the good thing is that fresher can easily get into this jobs. Even our young and energetic youths may think about starting a startup on these subjects,especially on digital marketing. I thank mélange for publishing career articles which are helping young people from the region in getting more information. 
            UddipanaGoswami, Hyderabad
 
 
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Ranjan K Baruah is a social activist and career mentor who has conducted career awareness programme in different parts of Assam and Northeast India and can be reached at [email protected] or 98640 55558 for any career related queries