There is no shortage of angles to take when looking for an event planning career, and one that I always recommend people begin with is catering operations. Food is big business, and if you've ever had exposure to hotel food and beverage then you already know it takes a very large staff to manage all of the details. This fact has created a number of different career opportunities to explore that are directly related to event planning.
One thing that entry-level seekers need to consider is the importance of learning "food and beverage economics" to further their career goals. Once you have experience with the food side of the event business you'll become more marketable as an event planner. Even better is the fact that corporate catering positions tend to pay more because there is a higher demand for candidates.
Whether you are looking to begin or further your event career, don't look past some of the catering management positions offered at corporate hotels and national catering operations. In fact, I just added two job descriptions to our event planning career section for Catering Sales Coordinator and Catering Manager. Take a minute to look them over and see if you these might be good positions for you to search for.