Certification is imperative to your success in Event Management. Read on to know why.
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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Why certification in event management is vital?
- Why did Sanjeev Kapoor, CEO, Scorpio Events choose Event Management as a Career?
- How different he thinks would it have been if he had got an opportunity to study in a premier institute like team.i?
- Would it have made a difference in terms of what he is today? Also, what would he advice the students who are studying event management today? How necessary he thinks this is?
- Sanjeev Kapoor’s opinion about team.i teaching model as against just theory or practical?
Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor, the proud CEO of Scorpio Events has been associated with team. i – The Entertainment and Media Institute since its inception. The Collaboration with him has been extremely valuable in terms of internships and industry projects for emerging talent.
Please tell us something about your journey so far. Why did you choose Event Management as a career yourself?
I started my career in Event Management from Delhi in 2001. I came into this industry accidently after closing down my earlier business. My landing up in Bangalore was just a matter of chance. I saw that in this city, there is a lot of business for the industry but then the number of companies are not as many.
I like to deal with clients and provide them with different materials and services such as logistics. And from my childhood I have always liked challenges. This is a job where every day is a challenge.
You said that you entered the industry by accident because your business was a failure. So how different do you think would it have been if you had got an opportunity to study in a premier institute like team.i? Would it have made a difference in terms of what you are today? Also, what would you advice the students who are studying event management today? How necessary do you think this is?
It took me 13 years to reach where I am today without being trained in event management. If I had got an opportunity for such an education and training, I would have easily reached here in 3 years. I am at a loss of 10 years.
So don’t let that happen to you.
There are a lot of event management schools that are run across the country today. We pride ourselves about the fact that we give 50% theory and 50% practical to our students. What do you think about this model as against just theory or practical?
I think this is the right combination. This is because without the other each of these becomes redundant. Also, this generation needs some specific kind of knowledge which you can’t give them only through theory or practical. Both are therefore equally important.
Being a subject matter expert and having conducted so many corporate events, using students from different institutes, can you tell us one area where the students could still be better? What is that something more that we can do as an institute before we actually send out the students.
The most important thing is that they need to come with a passion. Passion is the key to success.
There is a good amount of investment that goes into the development of a professional in terms of time and resources. When there is the right combination of passion, education and knowledge then nobody can stop you. Therefore your complete focus will go a long way in your success as a professional.