Earning the CEM designation is a game changer! IAEE interviewed graduate Brittany Doyle, CMP, CEM of National Association of Broadcasters. Read her journey on earning the CEM designation and why she became CEM game changer!
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
University of Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
How has the CEM designation helped in your career?
The biggest benefit to completing the CEM is networking and the in-class discussions. I’ve taken away lots of great ideas that I’ve implemented.
Why is it important to maintain the CEM designation?
Maintaining the CEM designation is important so you can stay plugged into the industry and because it looks good on a resume.
What made you want to obtain your CEM designation?
Having the CEM designation gives me “street cred” in the in the industry. And it’s a great opportunity to learn industry standards and best practices and new ideas from my peers.
What advice would you give to an aspiring individual who wants to apply for the CEM program?
Do it! It’s totally worth it, obtainable and a great networking opportunity. And as general advice, get a mentor which you could find at one of these courses. It is so important in this industry to have someone with a lot of experience as a reference, both for questions and professionally.
How did you start your career in this industry?
Like so many others, by accident! I started as an education temp. and was given the opportunity to join a team full-time with an organization that gave me tons of growth and learning opportunities.
How have you made a difference with your show or with working with a client by applying the knowledge you gained by obtaining your CEM designation?
I have directly implemented things I’ve learned through group discussions. One example is that I updated my move-out notice that typically is just the contractor information to include show move-out information as well. I think this came out of my security class, but I can’t remember for sure.
What was it that you did or implemented right after obtaining your CEM?
After obtaining my CEM, I applied to be a part of the CEM faculty.
What did you like most about the CEM Learning Program?
I liked the networking and group discussions.
Fun fact about you – What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I originally went to school to be a coroner. Clearly did a 180.