11 May
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Can training transform your life? Meet Kate

Kate Kelly, one of Ireland's top bloggers and Digital Coordinator with Benefit Cosmetics Ireland, is one of our recent Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience' graduates. Read her story below: "In 2014 I decided to go back to college after a few months of travelling and it was the best decision I ever made. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from…

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3 May
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5 Tricks for Growing Your Audience and Business on LinkedIn

Though social media has become a competition of virality, there are still a few sacred places that can be used for professional growth. Building a strong brand on Twitter and Facebook can do a lot for your personal network, but your brand on LinkedIn actually means business (pun intended). LinkedIn is less about choosing the right selfie or mastering disappearing stories and more about using content…

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3 May

6 Ways to Understand SEO Impacts Sooner

SEO is a great marketing tool for an entrepreneur. It is scalable when you don’t have a big budget -- you don’t have to pay for every click as you have to in paid marketing programs. It also has a great brand impact. Users often ascribe leadership status to companies that are top ranked. SEO therefore is a great program that enables entrepreneurs to compete with…

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25 April

How to get your Event Management qualification in 10 weeks

Do you dream of having a career that is fun, dynamic, and always exhilarating? Do you envision escaping the every-day boredom of an ordinary job and instead, working on events where no two days are ever the same? Do you see yourself using your creative side to design amazing events that will be talked about for years to come? Then you will LOVE working in the…

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24 April

18 practical skills courses to get your event management career to the next level

There is no denying that event management is an amazing job. In addition to being the mastermind behind some really exciting experiences, event managers and planners get to try their hands at many different tasks during their workday.   If you want to elevate your career, the number one, most important thing you can do is embracing the learning curve. The only thing you need to…

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19 April

How to Start an Event Planning Service

The special events industry has grown enormously in the past decade. According to recent research conducted by Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional), spending for special events worldwide is $500 billion annually. Goldblatt is the founder of International Special Events Society (ISES), the founding director of the Event Management Program at George Washington University, and co-author of The International Dictionary of Event Management. "Suffice…

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18 April

I highly recommend Fitzwilliam Institute-you never know where it may lead you

Rose Servitova - Job Coach, Author & Festival Curator: “From observing trends in the non-profit sector and wishing to keep my skills fresh and relevant for any opportunities that may arise with my own employer (disability service) or elsewhere, I noticed that public engagement, fundraising, corporate partnership, sponsorship and event management were on the up. I researched far and wide before settling with Fitzwilliam Institute's Diploma…

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18 April

12 digital marketing and customer experience tips for success

Creating great customer experiences separates market leaders from the rest of the pack. Here are 12 ideas, best practices, strategies and words of advice for advancing your digital marketing efforts in the year ahead. 1. Digital transformation is ‘all or nothing’ Adobe CEO and President Shantanu Narayen addressed the pain points many organizations face today: The need to stay ahead of competitors, the struggle to achieve…

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12 April

How to get hired by a PR firm in 2017

Public relations work may be glamorous, but before you can start hosting cocktail parties and socialising with journalists you will have to battle your way to an entry level position in PR. Unless you are a postgraduate PR student from Fitzwilliam Institute... Fitzwilliam Institute’s Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience is one of Ireland’s longest running PR courses. Practical and career-focused, our PR…

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30 March

A Day in the Life: Event Volunteers

Mark Cummins volunteered at the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival during St. Patrick's Weekend 2017. The day began in earnest with the volunteers meeting on the green where the festival was set up - this was my second ever event as a volunteer and the largest group I have volunteered with. Chiara, Daiga and Stuart were already chatting and handing out goody bags when I arrived. I…

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