UEL Events Management graduate is living her dream career in London
Amie Murphy has worked for prestigious venues throughout the city
Just a few short years after graduating from the University of East London (UEL), Events Management alumna Amie Murphy is living her dream career in the highly competitive events management industry.
Amie’s steady rise through the ranks has taken her to National Trust property Osterley Park, the Royal Museums Greenwich and famed central London events venue Carlton House Terrace.
Amie, 27, said, “UEL offered a fantastic course with a diverse range of topics.
“It gave me a great understanding of not only the nuts and bolts of the industry, through subjects such as accounting and finance and marketing, but also the opportunity to develop the practical skills of planning and delivering an event.”
Amie held a number of industry jobs before taking a position at Osterley Park in north London, a move which allowed her to focus on weddings -one of her passions.
She said, “I even got myself some private mentoring from a luxury wedding planner to top-up my knowledge.”
She moved to the Royal Museums Greenwich two years ago as a sales and marketing officer, eventually earning a promotion to event sales and business development manager.
Amie said, “At Royal Museums Greenwich, I was really able to add value in terms of developing our wedding business offering, where I helped achieved the biggest sales to date.”
She recently accepted a job as venue business development and marketing manager at the famed Carlton House Terrace in Westminster, central London.
Carlton Terrace, which overlooks St James’s Park, Whitehall and The Mall, is considered one of the finest examples of London’s Georgian architecture, and was once the residence of Prime Minister William Gladstone.
Amie’s advice to students is to get as much real-life experience as possible while studying. As a student, Amie was a box office manager at the London 2012 Olympics, worked at New York Fashion Week (a job arranged by her programme lecturer) and did stints with the UEL events and alumni departments.
She said, “Events are not only about a single person’s contribution. It really is about teamwork and this is something championed by the Events Management programme at UEL. I am extremely grateful for this in my career now.”