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Guiding students into Events, Tourism and Hospitality




Practical advice and insights to help you stand out in business.

Careers in Hospitality and Events are very rewarding. The competition is intense which is one of the reasons for creating this resource of tips, ideas and advice to help you get ahead.




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Your Challenges

  • Making the leap from University, College or School into business is a big step. How will you stand out?
  • Where do you find the tips and techniques from industry professionals that help you gain the edge needed?
  • Studying hard and gaining a qualification is a great start, but do you know about how to make the right impression during interviews, speaking presentations and pitches?
  • How do you demonstrate that you are the best choice?

How we Help You Climb

  • We help students from Events, Tourism and Hospitality disciplines get a head start in business
  • Sharing original content for students and ex-students in our lessons blog
  • Connecting the academic world with business
  • Guest Lecturing for Universities, Colleges and Schools

If you like the content on this website, please pass it on to your lecturer or Head of Department.

Paul has a wealth of industry knowledge from which to draw upon, and always delivers his content with the user completely in mind.

Andrew Kirby

Programme Director, BA International Events Management, Regent’s University

The students were really buzzing on Friday and really excited by the Conference and what you did for them.

Did you meet expectations? You smashed them to smithereens!!

Nick Jordan

Senior Lecturer – Events Management, Sheffield Hallam University

I like working with Paul. He’s a regular, expert-contributor to my Programme at University of Greenwich. His specialism in Hybrid Events is well-developed, novel and in demand in the current changing industry sector environment. I very enthusiastically recommend him.

Charles Bladen

Educator Researcher Business Author, Greenwich University

Lessons From a Mountain: the Story

Lessons from a Mountain has its name as a result of Paul Cook successfully climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

An Inspiring Challenge

Whilst on his adventure, Paul discovered lessons that enabled him to overcome his own personal limits and push on to the top of the mountain. These are lessons that he now continues to practice on a daily basis in his business life. Kilimanjaro was a catalyst for change in his personal development.

Lessons for Life

As a result of his trip and through his previous work with Universities he works to help students stand the best possible chance of launching their business careers. He uses the ‘mountain’ as a metaphor to help students overcome their own challenges and shares with them the lessons he learnt.

About Paul Cook

Paul Cook is a well-known figure in the events industry. In 2008 he created Planet Planit, a specialised Business Communications  company that works predominantly in the events, technology and hospitality sectors. Lessons from a Mountain is a brand of Planet Planit Ltd.

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