Imagine this: it’s the summer before your senior year of high school. You realize you have no clue what you want to go to school for, plenty of people around you have known for years, you start to feel a tiny bit of anxiety about it all. (Note that it is ok to go into college not knowing what you want to do!)
The situation given as an example was the exact place I was in. I was helping someone set up a graduation party and realized that I loved helping people, planning, organizing, and watching events come to life. That’s why I chose to go into the Hospitality industry.
What is Hospitality? Hospitality is “the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers” (“Hospitality.” Dictionary.com, Dictionary.com, www.dictionary.com/browse/hospitality.)
I have always loved serving others and helping people, on top of that, I have always loved getting to know new people and hearing their stories. I was always intrigued by my mom when she used to plan family gathering and birthday parties.
Hospitality is such a broad degree that you are able to have a concentration in it, mine is Event Management. Depending on which University you go to, there is also Food & Beverage and Lodging. Food and Beverage focuses on creating and running your own restaurant or catering business. Loding focuses on running hotels, apartments, etc.
There are numerous amounts of jobs in the Hospitality industry which also caught my eye. I knew I would not desperately have to find a job after college because I know I will be able to work in any of those three categories. Even if you have no interest in getting a Hospitality degree, I recommend taking an Intro. To Hospitality class, you really learn so much in a short amount of time.
“Event Planning Internships – Absolute Internship – Travel, Learn, Explore.” Absolute Internship, absoluteinternship.com/internships/event-planning-internships/.