Conference management is an excellent career choice…

14 10 2014

Good take on a career in events!

Life & Work at IQPC

For those of you that read the FT.com, you will have spotted this article by Michael Skapinker earlier this month. For those of you that didn’t, here it is in it’s full glory. Naturally, we couldn’t agree more.

Several people I have met recently have asked bashfully whether I can help a daughter or son get into journalism.

I tell them there is nothing I can do; the Financial Times’s graduate entry and internship schemes have procedures laid out on our website.

But I ask why their children want to be journalists. There are far fewer openings than there used to be and competition for those is fierce. The outlook for the profession isn’t great.

So what should they do? In the 1967 movie The Graduate, Benjamin Braddock, played by Dustin Hoffman, is approached by a family friend, who says to him: “Just one word. Plastics. There’s a great…

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