How do I work towards becoming a Director of Sales/Catering/Banquet Services?

I am college student, and I've found my dream job and that is to plan large scale events. Now my major is Psychology and I'm doing a minor in management, so I feel I could put my degree to use in this position. However, I need to find a way to get myself into that catering/event planning environment and I can't decide which way would be best. Any suggestions?

Asked By: sillygirl88 - 2/6/2009
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If you can get a job in the even planning department of a large hotel or a casino... More
Answered By: rushevents - 2/6/2009
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i have found, having worked in that industry for many years, that a lot of places like on the job training... if you have any restaurant or catering experience, thats a big plus... most of the places i've worked for hired from within, for example, people would start at the bottom and work their way to the top... but... More
Answered By: Bella - 2/6/2009
Facilities management companies have a number of those positions that are at different levels of experience. Companies such as ARAMARk, Sodexo, Compass Group - there are a number of smaller ones but these are the big three. They basically manage facilities - generally food at colleges and Universities, hospitals... More
Answered By: ////// - 2/7/2009
Simple. Get in to a hotel and work your butt off with the maximum amount of consistent energy and enthusiasm you can muster. That will set you apart from the other lunkheads in the service industry. And give it a long-term commitment... More
Answered By: Richie S - 2/9/2009
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