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Bachelor of Business in Event Management with Public Relations - Michelle Walker

Bachelor of Business in Event Management with Public Relations - Michelle Walker - GMIT

I chose GMIT as I wanted to study for a degree in Event Management with Public Relations but was also seeking a course that had practical elements to it.

Year 1 focused on learning the basics along with practical aspects that you need to know to work in a fast-paced industry that I enjoyed thoroughly.

In Year 2, we progressed to adding new modules and enhancing our practical skills and knowledge.

Year 3 then started in the summer for our 30-week work placement. I undertook my placement in Dublin, as I felt that is where most of the opportunities are in the Events Industry.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and had some exciting opportunities such as being invited to Portugal on behalf of “Republic of Experience” on a FAM trip and organised by the Lisbon Tourism Board. I gained many contacts on Work Experience whom I still engage with.

My plan is to now hopefully, continue my studies in GMIT Galway studying Event Management with Public Relations to Level 8.