Can I intern with KME?
KME interviews and brings in interns based on our event schedule and subsequent staffing needs. Throughout the busy season (May-September) we accept a very limited number of internships, which typically last 12 weeks but we welcome students who can only be with us a slightly shorter time. On occasion, day shadows have been welcomed. Send us a cover letter explaining why you want to intern for KME, along with your resume submitted at anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be kept on file for consideration for up to 6 months.
Please note: Due to the high number of inquiries we receive per week, we are unable to personally respond to each application. Should we feel you’d be a good fit for the team, we’ll be in touch to schedule a preliminary interview. We encourage you to join our Facebook Community so we can get to know you personally!
I would love to work for KME. How do I get hired?
At this time, there are currently no position openings with KME. We invite you to check back at a later date.
How can I get started in event planning? What should I do to prepare for this career?
Congratulations on our decision to enter the wonderful world of weddings! It’s an extremely fast paced and rewarding line of work. There are three fundamental places to start exploring your interest. A strong candidate would invest their time and efforts into all three, gaining valuable behind-the-scenes insight and hands on experience.
- Complete and obtain your wedding planning certification through a trusted institute | Paper is great and will help solidify your commitment to the line of work, but a certificate will not replace hands on experience when applying for a planning position
- Job shadow or intern with a well known wedding planning company in your area | It takes time to land a part-time, then full time position with many planning companies. Treat your internship as an opportunity to prove your commitment to the company, soak up as much “free education” as possible and sharpen your skill set. The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out!
- Consider working at a large scale design/ decor company for a summer | Full service design companies do hundreds of events in a year and work closely with dozens of local venues. They know the ins and outs of venues’ back ends and their industry network connections are vast. By working with one for a period of time, you’ll gain valuable logistic knowledge that will set you apart from other planners and introduce you to many of the industries biggest names.
Food for Thought…
Wedding Planning is not what they make it out to be in the movies and on TV. If your desire is to shop, beautify and style events, you’ll be surprised to know that’s only 10% of the gig …possibly less. Wedding Planning is logistics at the core, my friend. Think budgets, spreadsheets, calendars and floor plans….
For more on the role of a wedding planner, I would invite you to read these articles, ” The truth about Wedding Planners.”
Can you pick my brain?
- You want someone to bounce your ideas off of, brainstorm ways to start your business with or take it to the next level and offer honest experienced feedback you can trust….
- You’re looking for advice, have questions about the industry and hunger to hear about real life experience/ lessons you can harness as you reach for your dreams….
Consider me a friend who’s walked a similar journey and can cheerlead you in the direction you’re meant to go.
I am happy to meet with you over coffee, so you can ask me every dire question thats on your heart. I’ll give you my honest feedback and advice, share with you my experiences and offer tips and tricks of the trade!
Let me pass on the lessons my journey has taught me and give you the advice I paid too much to garner!
$150 per consulting hour
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart! Psalms 37:4