October 27, 2014
Confessions of a GSA/Hospitality Student: An Inauguration
I'm in my second year as a double major in Hospitality Management and Meeting and Special Events at a junior college, and should be graduating next December. Yay! For six months now, I've been working as a Guest Service Agent, GSA at an awesome hotel and let me tell you, both things have been an adventure!
So consider this a trial run of an ongoing, sporadic series I'm thinking of starting up. The hospitality industry is full of people and stories and adventures, and I'm thinking that I'll have a lot of things to share with you. Not a single day is ever the same, and you can never predict what is going to happen - either in the workplace, or in my classroom!
Does this sound like something you, my dear readers, would be interested in? If you have any questions, and curiosity about the world of hospitality feel free to ask me and I'll do my best to give you a blog post answering your questions.
While this is meant to be an inaugural post for my series, I feel like I should share at least something with you... so... my first confession.
Being a Hospitality major isn't a life long dream I've had, or even something I thought about doing prior to starting school. After I had to leave my first college because of financial issues, I was pretty much done with school, and done with figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. My parents let me flounder around for about a year and before they started pushing me to do something other than the little dead end part time job I had.
I resisted for a while, but the idea of going back to school grew on me and then it was two weeks before the start of the fall semester at my junior college when I found myself scurrying to apply and sign up for classes.
I needed to figure out what the heck I was going to be even studying, and none of the areas that I could think of off the top of my head were very appealing. So I went to the junior college website and scrolled through their list of majors. The one that struck my eye was the Hospitality Management and Meeting and Special Events Majors. Hmm.... Meeting and Special Events sounded like it could be fun. I checked out the required classes and liked what I saw, so I thought "Why not? Sounds more interesting than anything else I've checked out." So I did. And I fell in love.
And that, dear readers, is how I became a Hospitality Student.