The Meeting Planner Program at Moraine Valley prepares students for a career as a meeting planner/special events coordinator. A meeting planner puts together annual meetings, special events and other functions handling all details from start to finish. The curriculum has been designed by an advisory board of meeting/industry professionals specifically to give our graduates the necessary skills for entry-level positions. If you are considering transferring to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor’s degree using the courses from this program, make an appointment with an academic advisor to review your options. Most people working in this field are college graduates.
Nature of Work
As a meeting/special events planner, you can choose to work for a: corporation, trade and professional associations, hotels and resorts, planning firm, or yourself.
Related Job Titles
Meeting planner, meeting coordinator, meeting specialist, meeting assistant, event manager, event coordinator, wedding planner, trade show director, convention manager, conference manager.
Mary Beth Walsh, M.A., C.T.C., C.M.P.
Office Location: M145
Telephone: (708) 974-5569
Fax: (708) 974-0185