Education, Your Event Career

Maximize Your Time at Home by Getting an Event Planning Certificate!

Let’s be real: the world is a little crazy right now. In light of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve likely been advised to remain indoors and practice social distancing. For many of you, this means a lot of spare time you now have on your hands. Money may be tight, and free time may be too abundant for your liking.

(I don’t know about you, but I know I’ve been feeling a little stir crazy as of late!)

Here’s the thing: now is actually the BEST time to enroll in online school and earn your professional wedding and event planning certification! Because as bad as things seem right now, they won’t last forever. The economy, and the job market, will recover.

So why not utilize your time at home, so you can be prepared for when life inevitably goes back to normal?

Let’s take a deeper look at why online schooling is your best form of education right now, and why you should take advantage of it!

Time is now your friend

Life can get hectic, pandemic or no pandemic. It’s likely that even though you’re cooped up at home right now, you’re still busy. Perhaps you have children to look after, in light of schools being closed down. Maybe you’re fortunate enough to be able to work from home.

But if you do have time to spare, the key is to try and use it wisely – at least sometimes. Eventually, you’re going to grow tired of watching Netflix. Not to mention, there are only so many hours you can play Animal Crossing before you start to feel like you’re not really doing anything productive with your time.

The coronavirus, and the consequences of the pandemic, can take its toll on your mental health. Sources everywhere are encouraging mental stimulation, creative projects, and YOU time in order to help your mind stay active. Eliminating boredom and stagnancy will do wonders for your mental health.

Education is not only an excellent solution, it’s one that helps you work towards future goals, too! This way, you have something to keep you busy while cooped up inside, while also having something exciting to look forward to once life goes back to normal.

In-person schools are not currently safe

It’s important right now to limit your contact with the outside world. Leaving the house, unless for absolutely necessary reasons, should be kept to a minimum. This is not only the best way to keep yourself safe, but also the best way to help flatten the curve. The more people that go out and socialize with others, the better the chances are that the virus will continue spreading and overwhelm the healthcare system!

As such, brick-and-mortar schools are not currently safe (and are probably closed anyway). Luckily, there are still other options for you to get your education and earn your event planning certificate!

Online schooling allows you to get the same quality learning experience and training, all from the comfort of your own home. You aren’t posed with the risk of coming into contact with others. You don’t even need to change out of your jammies, if you don’t feel like it!

The online learning experience provides a level of safety and protection during the pandemic, that no other form of education can offer right now.

Online schooling is done at YOUR pace

In terms of education, online schooling is basically the only real option at this point. Most brick-and-mortar schools are closed indefinitely and are currently trying to transition the remainder of the school year to online platforms. There will be a learning curve to this, and likely more than a few kinks to work out before things start running smoothly.

On top of this, in-person schools tend to have some sort of timeline that students need to abide by. It doesn’t necessarily matter if it conflicts with your personal schedule – if there are deadlines, students will often be expected to meet them regardless.

Online schools, on the other hand, are already set up with everything you need! Since the entire curriculum is designed to be done online, you can get started right away, without any difficulties. The tutors are already well-versed in the online learning process, as are the school’s staff.  Bonus: online schools have way lower tuition costs!

The online learning process has already been cemented, so there will be no hiccups. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, you can be assured that they’ll be answered quickly and effectively.

Even more importantly, there are NO rigid deadlines that will conflict with your schedule! More often than not, online schooling can be done at your personal pace. You can do as much or as little in a given week as you can, without fear of falling behind or your grade suffering.

Note: That being said, it can sometimes become all too easy to procrastinate if you don’t have self-discipline. Try to set a realistic schedule that you feel you can stick to, so that you can regularly focus on your schoolwork. Most of our students have found that by simply devoting 1-2 hours per week on their studies, they were able to complete their course within 3-6 months! This is more than doable for most people’s lifestyles!

You can still afford online school, even during a pandemic

The fact is, no reputable schooling can be done dirt cheap. (In fact, if you see event and wedding planning courses that cost next to nothing, that’s a major red flag!) Accredited schools are not only offering you top notch learning materials, they’re providing you a high-quality education that should set you up for a prosperous career.

That being said, even the most expensive online schools do tend to be less expensive than in-person courses. This is in large part because there are no fees needed to maintain a physical campus. Additionally, online schools have a tendency to provide better – and lower – payment plans to accommodate students.

We’re also mindful of the fact that many are unable to work right now. That shouldn’t deter you from getting started on your career aspirations, though! If the payment plan is still too costly at the moment, never hesitate to contact the school’s Support Team to see what can potentially be done for you.

If the school is as good as it claims to be, it will care about its students and will want to try and help them wherever possible.

Final thoughts

With so much stress, fear, and negative vibes being felt all across the globe right now, it’s important that you focus on positive things. Keeping yourself occupied and your brain active will benefit your mental health, and help get you through the pandemic a bit easier.

Enrolling in an online class is a good way to do this. It’ll not only benefit you in the short-term – it’ll set you up for success in your future. Don’t let the limitations of social distancing squash your career goals! Use this to your advantage by earning your event planning certificate, so you can take the world by storm once things go back to normal!

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