Reflection On Intro To Hospitality

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Some may write and say, "I am taking this class because it is a requirement for my major." Others may simple state, "I am in this for an easy elective." Still others may timidly reply, "I really am not sure what I want to do after college, and I figured this would be a good class to expose myself to the careers within this industry." While my response may ring true to a couple of those statements, I am quite intrigued and excited to take intro to hospitality this semester for numerous reasons. Regardless of the career an individual pursues, I believe it is important that they have a well-rounded understanding of their industry and comprehend at least the basics of each area of their career. Additionally, it is critical that an individual…show more content…
World-renown entrepreneur and inventor, Steve Jobs, once said, "the only way to do great work is to love what you do" (McNerney). Hospitality focuses on the intangible and perishable service and experience rather than a tangible product. I believe I would do well in this industry because I have an extremely high value of quality service and desire to provide it for others, focusing more on the person than the product. This description of hospitality confirms my belief that I would excel in a career in hospitality, despite the fact that I have had little to no experience in the field. I increased my exposure to the industry last semester when I took classes like club management, hotel management, and introduction to tourism. I gained experience on what it would look like to work in each of those areas, and the more I considered each area the more I was drawn to the country club industry. A country club's primary goal is to make their members feel known, welcomed, and cared for, and that is something I would love to have the opportunity to provide for the industry. While I am highly interested in working in the country club industry, I would love to gain experience in other industries in order to explore if there is a better fit for me, which is exactly why I am taking this

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