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Job Description Event Planner Responsibilities • Plan event from start to finish per requirements, target audience and objectives • Prepare budgets and ensure adherence • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers Requirements • Skilled in project management • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability • A team player with leadership skills • BS/BA in PR, marketing, hospitality management or related field is preferred

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222 Avenue North Small Town, WI 55555 555-777-0000 eventplanner@my.uwstout.edu

Annie Events 222 Avenue North, Small Town WI, 55555 555-777-0000 eventplanner@my.uwstout.edu www.linkedin.com/in/eventplanner&specialevents/

April 15, 20XX

Objective A position in Event Planning that uses my abilities to coordinate events, to collaborate with colleagues, and provide strong customer service. Education University of Wisconsin - Stout, Menomonie, WI May 2018 Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management Minor: Business Administration Concentration: Events and Meeting Planning Relevant Experience Lead Banquet Server, Rudy’s Redeye, White Bear, MN May 2015 – Present • Coordinate special events with special attention given to an outstanding customer experience • Manage banquet space setup, clean up and take down • Provide leadership for fellow staff to ensure work tasks are carried out in most effective manner • Exceed performance expectations as verified by performance reviews Event Planner, Midpointe Event Center, St. Paul, MN May 2016 – August 2016 • Conducted market research to identify new and innovative suggestions • Updated social media sites to promote business and events Note how the Objective strongly matches the original job description.

John Smith General Manager ABC Event Center 44 South Avenue Big Town, MN 44444

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Dear Mr. Smith: Please accept this letter as an application for the Event Planner position recently advertised with UW-Stout Handshake. The following qualifications will allow me to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the position: • Successfully completed 2 Event Planning internships coordinating small and large events • Proven excellence in customer service and problem solving • Creativity to promote, market and enhance events • Outstanding communication, teamwork and organizational skills Enclosed is my resume per your request. I believe it reflects the great sense of pride I take in doing quality work and the energetic and positive addition I can be to your workforce. Please allow me the opportunity to interview with you, or the appropriate individual, at a time and place convenient to your schedule. I can be reached at the above address, telephone number, or email address. Thank you for considering me for this application.

• Coordinated special events, from start to finish, for up to 600 people • Developed professional customer, supplier and vendor relationships • Formatted customer contracts and business contracts Event Assistant, Enchanted Barn, Hillsdale, WI • Worked as part of a team as well as individually to meet customers’ expectations • Adapted quickly to changes in a fast-paced environment • Assisted in setup and take down of weddings • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with excellent attention to detail Professional Development and Leadership Member, UW - Stout Events Society, Menomonie, WI

November 2014 – September 2015

Sincerely, (Pen-written signature here) Annie Events Enclosure

September 2014 – Present

Nominee, Outstanding Co-op Student

January 2017

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Recipient, Community Outreach Program Award, UW Stout Hall Events Committee

April 2016

Marketing Chair, UW - Stout Hall Events Committee Volunteer, Twin Cities Bridal Show and Unveiled, St. Paul, MN

September 2015 – May 2016

September 2014 and February 2015


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