Student Success Story: From Mixologist to Events Recruitment Entrepreneur

Student Success Story: From Mixologist to Events Recruitment Entrepreneur

Let’s dive into the inspiring journey of Will Vaughan, a former Event Crowd student who’s gone from crafting cocktails to blazing trails as an events recruitment entrepreneur! We caught up with Will in the latest episode of the Event Crowd Success Stories podcast, as he opens up about his initial attraction to the events sector, the challenges he faced in kickstarting his career, and the remarkable transformation he underwent after successfully completing the Event Crowd course.

You can watch the full interview on our YouTube channel here, or listen to the podcast here.

Discovering a Passion for Events

Will’s journey kicked off with his love for events and hospitality. “I started back when I was part-time studying, working in a hotel as a mixologist and just kind of grew from there“. His love for making customers feel special and the thrill of seeing events come to life fueled his desire to delve deeper into the industry.

Discovering a Passion for Events

Challenges and Career Progression

Despite his enthusiasm, Will faced challenges as he sought to advance his career in the events sector. “I wanted to branch off into a more sales-based role within the industry. Unfortunately, nobody was calling to give me a look in because I didn’t have that experience.” Undeterred, Will pivoted to recruitment while continuing to manage events part-time, showing off true resilience.

The Event Crowd Experience

In his quest for professional growth, Will stumbled on the Event Crowd Event Management course. Reflecting on his decision to enrol, Will shares, “It was a no-brainer for me…the tutors are leading experts in the field, and that resonated with me.” The course provided Will with invaluable insights into event planning, marketing and health and safety – arming him with vital skills to evolve his career.

Gaining Skills and Recognition

Completing the course boosted Will’s profile in the industry. “The massive thing was the health and safety…I learned absolutely loads“. With newfound knowledge and credentials, Will found himself standing out in a competitive industry. Employers recognised his dedication and expertise, opening doors to new opportunities and challenges.

Student success story

Pioneering New Ventures

With his eyes on the horizon, Will plans to kickstart his own events recruitment agency. His entrepreneurial drive and industry smarts put him in a prime position for success. Will’s journey from mixologist to events recruitment entrepreneur is a shining example for aspiring professionals. His story underscores the transformative power of education and the vast opportunities waiting in the events industry. With grit and the right guidance, anyone can forge their own path to success in this vibrant field!

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