Humber’s Event Management graduate certificate program is one of the most comprehensive event management programs available. We provide you with essential skills such as venue selection, timing, approvals, professional etiquette, staging, selection of food and beverage, budgeting, staffing, and evaluation. You will learn to design, develop, co-ordinate and manage a broad range of events such as corporate meeting planning; film, documentary and music festivals; not-for-profit experiential events and galas; brand experience; consumer events; and trade shows, to name a few. Additionally, you will gain transferable, practical knowledge and skills in management practices such as planning, design, marketing, human resource and volunteer management, sponsorship, catering management, budgeting, risk management, and event evaluation. Faculty are chosen for their expertise and experience in the event management field and many continue to work in the industry
Gain hands-on experience in the industry with a 160-hour (minimum) work placement that will give you the opportunity to apply in a real business what you have learned in the classroom. Students initiate the placement with the aid of faculty, targeting companies in the Greater Toronto Area.
Placements can be completed on a part-time basis throughout the academic year or full time once classes finish.
The Humber Experience
Whether it is a connection with music festivals, corporate meeting planning, fundraising or not for profit experiential marketing, students in this program come into classroom and find like-minded people who love to plan, organize, create, execute, manage and excel in the world of events. It is a dynamic fast paced, adrenalin-based career that when done right makes the work look effortless. Taught by industry experts who have the credentials to deliver content at the postgraduate level, this comprehensive program curriculum is layered with industry-focused assignments that give the experience necessary to work in this growing field.
Watch the video to hear alumni share their Capstone Events experience and discuss the transition from being a student into an industry professional.
Watch the video of "Picture This" above to see an example of a Capstone project.
Watch the video to hear Event Management student McKensey discuss planning the Kick-Off to Canada Day event at Humber.
A culminating event is put on by students at an off campus venue to raise money for local charities and for the Event Management Scholarship Fund. Students work in groups to develop unique and professional events. Each group is required to prepare and present 2 event proposals for faculty selection. One event per group is selected and students spend approximately 12 weeks bringing the event to fruition. The CAPSTONE event is the culminating event in the program, allowing students to apply the learning outcomes from each course.
"Exercises like the mock interviews, creating our brand, making us go outside of our comfort level to networking events, and conducting an interview with an industry professional have all helped in preparing us for the working world. I felt a great change in myself both personally and professionally. Confidence was key to completing our capstone projects, to create a damn good resume and kill it in interviews before landing an amazing internship!!" - Kelly, Event Management Graduate
The event industry is a rapidly growing segment of virtually every sector of society. Events are part of public, not-for-profit, charitable, private and corporate sectors. The events industry is used to stimulate economies, increase tourism, develop community awareness, increase public involvement, enhance education, improve quality of life, generate revenue and market products. Professional event managers, working with stakeholders, are required to plan, organize, staff, direct, co-ordinate and evaluate events that meet client needs.
Potential areas of employment available to graduates include tourism and economic development; arts and culture; wedding planning; sports and recreation; meeting and convention planning; business associations; entertainment; municipal, provincial and federal governments; not-for-profit and charitable organizations; trade shows and expositions; hospitality and travel; community organizations; and convention centres. Entry-level positions include event co-ordinator, marketing assistant, special events organizer, promotion co-ordinator, account representative, trade show planner, conference co-ordinator and corporate meeting planner.
MPI Student of the Year Award
Event Management student Amanda Bahn won MPI's Norman Neil Student of the Year award.
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