Need some career advice? Ask Mani

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@

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 

Stay up to date on all the latest Edex news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp