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QC Event School Ambassadors

Enthusiastic students and graduates are here to share their experiences!

Tamesha Antria

Tamesha Antria

Graduate of Event and Wedding Planning
Currently studying Event Decor

I chose to become a professional event planner because it aligned with my purpose. I’ve always been passionate about organization, planning, project management, and celebrations! My mom is my inspiration, as she always planned the best family functions during my childhood. I’m now following in her footsteps, creating special occasions that bring people together.
QC Event School is unique because of its diverse programming and legitimate certifications. I love everything that I am learning! Prior to attending QC, I worked as a Bridal Assistant and Party Planner for many years. I always felt like there was more that I needed to know. I needed a strong educational background to build off of, and I didn’t want to attend another 4-year institution. So, I enrolled in QC’s Event and Wedding Planning Course in August of 2019. By November, I was starting my very own business! I’m proud that through Black Haven Events,I can now help represent the underrepresented love.
Without QC’s guidance, I would not be as educated as I am in the industry. Through my training, I was able to determine what kind of planner I wanted to be. QC gives you all of the guidance and information you need. You’re provided with the flexibility to become the kind of planner YOU want to be!

I couldn’t be happier with how this school gives back to its students.

 

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Katherine Dionne

Katherine Dionne

Currently studying Event and Wedding Planning,
Event Decor and Luxury Wedding & Event Planning

I chose to become a professional planner almost ten years ago. I have always been obsessed with all things Disney, which led to my belief in fairy tales and ‘happily ever afters’. After working at Disneyland, I grew a passion for making dreams come true. I loved the idea of being able to help make someone’s special day a stress-free and memorable experience. That’s when I decided I wanted to pursue a career in wedding planning!
I think the biggest thing that makes QC Event School unique is how involved the tutors are. They go through each of your assignments and give you feedback that not only details where all of your strengths are, but where you need to improve as well. I love that because getting this new, insightful perspective truly helps you to understand the course material and your growth along the way.

My training with QC has benefited many different aspects of my career and business. For starters, it’s helped bring out my creativity for event design.It also taught me how to price out my packages appropriately, and get one step closer to becoming a professional planner!

 

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Nicole Thielmann

Nicole Thielmann

Graduate of Event and Wedding Planning
& Destination Wedding Planning

I had been looking for a career change for quite a while, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do. In 2019, I got married to the love of my life and I spent an entire year planning our wedding. I soon realized that wedding planning was something I was really good at and genuinely enjoyed. I decided to take the plunge and turn event planning into my career.
QC Event School is unique because it is 100% online. Since I was still working while taking my classes, I didn’t have the time to go back to school full-time. Being able to complete the assignments at your own pace, and from the comfort of your own home, is something I couldn’t find anywhere else. Another great thing about QC is how detailed and personalized the instructor feedback is. I learned so much thanks to my tutor!
In so many ways, QC Event School has truly prepared me to be successful in my career. Each assignment that I completed in my course was very similar to a real-world scenario. It got me thinking about different angles and approaches to take in the event planning business. The textbooks were easy to follow and contained a lot of important information that I still refer to on a daily basis.

Overall, QC Event School has allowed me to feel comfortable
and confident in my new career!

 

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Shawniece Evins

Shawniece Evins

Currently Studying Event and Wedding Planning
& Event Decor

Being a wedding and event planner was a childhood dream of mine, ever since I watched the movie, The Wedding Planner! While I was enrolled in a Hospitality & Travel program, I did my externship at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. To assist me in finding which career path I wanted to follow, the museum allowed me to spend time with each department. When I spent time with the Events department, I knew then and there that professional planning was the career path I wanted to follow!
What stands out most to me about QC Event School is the array of event and wedding planning courses that are offered. I was also blown away by the flexibility that comes with online learning! Going forward, I intend to graduate from my courses, obtain my certifications, and continue growing my event and wedding planning company. In the future, I’d also like to mentor other aspiring event professionals.

Thanks to my training with QC, I know that I’ll be successful in achieving these goals!

 

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Neena McConnell

Neena McConnell

Graduate of Event and Wedding Planning
& Event Decor

In all honesty, event planning sort of picked me. It sparked my interest when I began planning my own wedding back in 2017. Weddings and events are extremely fascinating to plan! No two are alike and every client is completely different than the last. I wanted a career that was fast-paced, a little unpredictable, and extremely fulfilling. I’ve worked in flower boutiques, men and women’s formal wear stores, and even banks and wealth management facilities. I took what I learned from each place, and took the necessary steps to become a professional event planner.
QC Event School is unique in many ways! What stood out the most to me was the mentorship; the solid advice and encouragement received from the course tutors was fantastic. Also, having the ability to work at my own pace and in the comfort of my own home was a welcomed bonus. QC also offers a Virtual Classroom where students and alumni can gather online to discuss courses, real-life scenarios, ask questions, and network with fellow, like-minded individuals. I’ve also found that the information provided on QC’s blog, Pointers for Planners, has proven quite helpful for my business too!
QC Event School has contributed to my career success in numerous ways. For example, my assignments included real-life case studies. By studying these scenarios, I felt more prepared when establishing my business and planning/coordinating events. Having a professional designation in both event and wedding planning, as well as event decor, has contributed to my career success as well. I’m now able to offer a “one-stop-shop” package to all of my current and prospective clients!

 

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Jenny Alperin

Jenny Alperin

Graduate of Corporate Event Planning.
Currently enrolled in Promotion Event Planning

Event planning makes sense to me. It is exactly the right balance of rigid, organizational work and creativity. Even just the thought of planning an event literally gets me giddy! It’s honestly my absolute favorite thing to do. I love putting on an event that makes people happy, allows them to chill, and simply enjoy being where they are. I also know that many people find planning an event stressful. So, I love that I can jump in and not only get to do something that I love, but alleviate unnecessary stress and help someone else.
I chose QC Event School over other certifications because of QC’s partnerships with different companies, such as the International Live Events Association (ILEA). I’ve also been impressed by the network that QC students and graduates receive access to. Having a certification from QC Event School helps to easily qualify my skills to new and potential clients!

 

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Lauren Ballinger

Lauren Ballinger

Currently enrolled in Event and Wedding Planning & Accelerate Your Business

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a planner. Whether it was planning and organizing birthday parties for my dolls as a child, or scheduling our family day trips. When it came time to plan my very own wedding, I knew that being an event and wedding planner was my true calling.
QC Event School has offered me the opportunity to finally fulfill my dreams! Being a stay-at-home mom of beautiful twin girls has consumed most of my time. This hasn’t made it easy to get the training I needed to prepare myself for a career. This is where QC has changed my life, because they offer me the flexibility to learn at my own pace. Since there’s no pressure of meeting deadlines, I have the chance to care for my family while also getting the proper education to start the next phase of my professional career. The amazing support that comes within the QC Event School community keeps me motivated and encourages to follow my dreams!
My dream career goal is to one day operate my own event planning and decorating business within my surrounding community. I want to turn my clients’ dreams and expectations for their big days into realities and beyond. QC Event School has given me the confidence I need to pursue my dream career!

 
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Afton Romrell

Afton Romrell

Graduate of Event and Wedding Planning & Event Decor

I have always loved event planning and coordinating. As an 8th grader, I’d even plan the future weddings for my friends. When I was getting my undergrad, I found out that they had an Event Planning emphasis and quickly switched majors. Eventually, I landed a job at an event center in Utah. When COVID-19 hit, my job was put on hold for a few months due to government regulations. That’s when I heard about QC Event School and decided I wanted to be officially certified. I learned so much and loved every second of my training! Earning my IEWP and IEDP designations was the highlight of my year.
I love that QC offers so many different courses and that you can go at your own pace. I love that you have a tutor at the end of each unit to help give feedback. Plus, QC always has good deals and discounts every month, which I find to be unique.
I recently became a manager at my event center job (Event/Venue Manager) because of my new background and experience. I wouldn’t have nearly as much knowledge as I do now without taking QC Event School’s courses. They gave me the confidence to want to start my very own business as well!
 

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Carli Lewis

Carli Lewis

Currently studying Event and Wedding Planning,
Event Decor, Virtual Events and Corporate Event Planning

For a very long time, I wasn’t sure of the direction I wanted to take. I was a server/bartender in the restaurant industry for 15 years and I loved it. I think I enjoyed it so much because I was in my natural, social element. If I could leave my customers with bigger smiles on the way out than they’d had on their way in, I was completely satisfied. I love to create magical memories that last a lifetime! Event and wedding planning takes my organizational skills, my love for people, project management, dedication, and a busy lifestyle… and combines everything into my dream job!
One of the things that makes QC Event School so unique is that it’s a self-paced school. There are no deadlines or due dates. This gives me so much opportunity to not stress or fall behind if life gets in the way. Another reason why QC’s so unique is because of its wonderful tutors. They’re all professionals in the event industry who provide fantastic feedback on our work. I also like how the Student Support Team is always there to answer any questions, at any time. The textbooks are easy to comprehend and offer superb visuals. QC Event School makes it easy to follow their guide and stay on track. I truly love this school!
Going forward, I want to continue to gain an overall knowledge for the entire event industry. I’d like to be able to execute the needs for any and all personal and professional services/events that come my way. In the end, my ultimate goal is to have my own event and wedding planning business, with an incredible team built behind it!

 

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