Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


DR. Gerard Puccio


Event Planning: Understanding the Process Through Gained Experience and Research

Event planning is a complex and challenging job as it requires a creative, driven individual who excels as a multitasker and problem solver. The focus of this master’s project is to engage in a deeper understanding and gain volunteer experience as part of an event planner’s team in preparation for a desired future career in the field. Both communication with and opportunities to work with local event planners assisted with accelerating experience and insight into the field of event planning. The outcomes of the project include insights into various volunteer experiences and lessons learned from conversations with various experts as well as informed thinking through examining literature and searching for resources and organizations related to event planning. An additional unexpected outcome includes an unsolicited invitation to accept a job as an event planner which the author accepted.