The other week I was invited by LCCA to speak to a group of Hospitality students on the topic of ‘Becoming a Hospitality Professional’. LCCA – The London College of Contemporary Arts runs HNC and HND Hospitality Management courses.
When I met the students I started the workshop with a short quiz on the hospitality industry which they all enjoyed. I then spoke about my hospitality career stressing the importance of networking and delivering great customer service. By giving examples of how through networking I was able to build my own career, demonstrated to the students why this is so key for them to start doing this now. I explained to them what I now do as a Hospitality Consultant and gave them some general careers advice.
How was the ‘How to Become a Hospitality Professional’ workshop received?
I am often asked to run these type of workshops for students. The reason I do this is because I feel it is important to inspire and motivate our incoming talent. The feedback from the students below speaks for itself:
Andrew K. – “ Fantastic presentation; very good information about the hospitality industry. Keep the great work”
Mihaei Z. – “ My point of view: Monica Or is a very experienced person, with a good capacity of making people to follow her steps for a successful career in hospitality. Myself, I was impressed with her CV, as she worked for top companies.”
Carmen – “ I enjoyed having her here, it was impressive”.
“Monica’s seminar was inspiring and encouraging”
“It was fun. She was interesting and caught my attention. Full of energy. Showed an example on how to achieve your own goals”
“She is a very good inspiration”
“Very good experience and very encouraging. That tells us if we have a goal in life everything is possible”
“I liked her life journey; great to learn”
“From her life experience I can see that hard work pays and with determination you can achieve your goal”
“Hearing the guest speaker yesterday inspired me to want to continue on the path within hospitality”
“ I learned how important is networking in hospitality; and is important to look on customers’ feedback and do something about it before it’s too late”
“I really enjoyed the lecture, she gave us a few information which I find useful for my future career”
“Good experience for us”
How are you engaging with our up and coming hospitality professionals? Whatever stage you are at in your hospitality career, connect with some great hospitality professionals by joining our Hospitality Superheroes Facebook support group and keep up to date with industry news and events.