Creating memorable events and experiences
The role of an event professional is often highlighted by the three P's: patience, persistence and proactivity. For Joel Tranquille, they are not only his defined traits, but the qualities that have allowed him to succeed in the Holmesglen classroom.
"The day I looked into [Holmesglen's events course], there was an Open Day running that evening. I attended, was amazed at what I could get out of it and signed up that night," Joel says.
This initial enthusiasm has now proved Joel's labour of love. His events course is focused on providing practical opportunities and Joel is embracing the chance to learn something new.
"You need to dedicate yourself from start to finish. There is so much to learn about events in general, and you will get to the end and still have so much more to learn in your specific event field," he explains.
Joel also understands that working in events management requires responsibility and dedication. Together with his classmates, Joel recently organised a charity event, Unearthed, which was supported by Able Australia and provided an occasion for emerging musicians and comedians to perform.
"To see everything working as planned and everyone who came having a wonderful time gave me a great feeling that I know I'll remember for a long time."
Holmesglen's events department was named 'Best Education or Training Provider' at the 2016 Australian Events Awards. A significant reason for the accolade was the importance the collection of courses place on giving students work experience while they study. Holmesglen works closely with industry partners such as Pro Light and Sound, Safety In Numbers and Incognitus, and offers students the role of preparing the annual Victorian State Schools Spectacular, held at Hisense Arena. Joel sees all of this as the perfect grounding to chase his career goals.
"Do as much volunteer work as you can and grab every experience that is offered to you. You never know what can come out of them. There's nothing worse than wondering what could have been from a missed opportunity, so do as much as you can."