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Professor RSS Mani is an eminent career counsellor and is currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions. Write to him at queries.edex@ newindianexpress.com

Published: 20th February 2017 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2017 10:06 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

I just completed my graduation and plan to pursue event management as a career but I do not know how to proceed. Is it better to do an MBA in Marketing ? 


Event Management is a good course to pursue as the entertainment industry is going through a boom phase. You can look at options at the PG level from National Academy of Event Management and Development, EMDI to name a few.

However, I would recommend that you first do am MBA in Marketing and do your summer project in an event management company. This will help you reconfirm your choice and then seek the job of your choice.


I have 4 years of work experience after my graduation. But now, for the past one year, I am struggling to find a job. I need financial stability in my life. 


In general, a long break in your career could cause some problems for you in your job search. Please decide which is your preferred area of work and choose companies where you can apply to. You may then apply via job sites, advertisements in newspapers and also via announcements in the career section of the company website.

Do register with some recruitment consultants also. You may also consider doing your MBA at the earliest for better career progression 

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