Our staff worked hard during the summer to add depth to our newest certificate program — Meeting & Event Planning Professional.

The program gives a comprehensive introduction to students interested in starting a career in the meeting and event planning business.

Coursework includes three required courses (Meeting & Event Planning Basics, Contracts for Event Planners, and Meeting & Event Planning Budgeting), two electives, six hours of fieldwork experience, and completion of a planning project.

Cynthia Bullock, CMP, of the East Tennessee Meeting Professionals played a key advisory role in the “new look” of our program. She also helped us forge a relationship with fellow ETMP members that led to an endorsement of our coursework.

ETMP is committed to education, career development, and developing business contacts for meeting and event professionals in East Tennessee.

If you’d like to know more about our new program, please e-mail program coordinator Jennifer Bennett.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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