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Career Growth & Education Options in Events with Kristin Malek PhD

Jim Cermak

For those looking to enter the Events industry, or get ahead in it, you’re in the right place! Guest on the podcast today is Kristin Malek, PhD, CMP, CED, DES, CHE!!

Kristin is an Event Management Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor in the Hospitality, Restaurant, and Tourism Management program at the University of Nebraska. She worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years before joining academe and still remains active with industry groups and consulting. She teaches and researches in the area of meetings and events with a focus on engagement, co-creation, and ROI. Kristin has been named as a Top 20 Meeting Industry Trendsetter by Meetings Today Magazine and has been recognized as an Emerging Leader of the Year by PCMA.

In this episode, Kristin explains each of the designations she has achieved in her career, and gives guidance to those researching and doing their homework on which ones to pursue.

  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

  • Certified Event Designer (CED)

  • Digital Event Strategist (DES)

  • Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)

For more info, check out:

  • PCMA:

  • EIC:

Contact Dr. Kristin Malek:


LinkedIn: Kristin Malek

Facebook: Extraordinary Events Initiative

Website & Podcast of Extraordinary Events Initiative:


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Watch the Podcast About the author, Jim Jim Cermak has over 25 years of marketing, consulting, and training experience, and has planned and worked hundreds of Trade Shows. He gets a little overly excited about Trade Shows, and puts that passion into helping companies get better results!


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