Importance of Education
Name – Annu Goel
Profession – Event Management
Designation – Proprietor
Organisation – Self-employed
Age – 52
City – Kanpur
Work Experience (Years) – 22 years
Under-Graduation – BA, Kanpur University
Post-Graduation – MA, Kanpur University
Professional Qualification – Diploma in Yoga
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my career in this profession only and have been in it since the very beginning. I started with conducting different marriage ceremonies and events for clients and grew my business accordingly. Also, I took up the job of an insurance agent in the meantime but reverted back to this industry. Since then, I have been managing events for almost all the strata of society according to their requirements, budget, etc. I managed to put forward an event management company that offers all the services that are required in Indian marriage ceremonies. My team and I have been successful in pitching all the events in a perfect manner.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Owner of an Event Management Company.
I am the proprietor of the event management company I run. Initially, I started on my own and then gradually built up a team. I started with choreographing dances for the events, which comprises a major role of my role. Then, it came to grasping a hold on other arenas of event management such as catering, decor, venue or even photography. I established contacts and these are the current heads in their zones in the firm today. My major role is that of a team leader, who manages everything simultaneously to bring out the best possible experience for our clients.
Average Income in Event Management in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
Less than 5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
You can, of course, get management degrees to enter this profession. However, that is not a given criteriaa. If this is something you want to do, you can just start working on your own or first gain experience by working with another organization for the same.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Event Management Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Education not required
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in Event Management?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
The above-mentioned traits are exactly what is required to be in this profession but you should have organizational skills and should be willing to work in a team, cooperating with others because at the end of the day, it is important that the client is happy with your work.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join Event Management?
Income and efforts go hand in hand in the Event Management field. The more the effort you put in, the more the income you receive. There is dignity in this work and you become known for your work. The work-life balance is stable according to the duration of any event. Work culture is very cordial as everyone caters to each other’s needs simultaneously. Traveling is an added advantage as the more prominent you get, your work lets you travel to various places and you succeed eventually.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in Event Management?
The only negatives that can be carved out of Event Management profession is the constant threat of rising competition and the team members being disloyal which brings the firm to a downfall. Income is dependent on the amount of traffic invested in the event. The clients can also deny to pay afterwards and can be very stressful. The work-life balance comes to a standstill where one needs to prioritize between work and personal life according to that particular moment.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
May be Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would still choose Event Management profession as it includes my passion and qualifies for the best career that I could have been in while managing my studies and co-ccurricular at the same pace.