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What courses to take for a hotel career ?

i know its hospitality but i don't see any colleges that offer courses like that if not their too far away from where i live and i know my mom may she rip passed away was a hotelier but she didnt study or do courses in hospitality . I'm thinking i should do bussiness courses for i feel it corresponds to that field or am i wrong?

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firstimemommy21

Asked by firstimemommy21 at 12:14 PM on Nov. 30, 2010 in

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  • What do you want to do in hotels? Business is a good way to go, and you can even find schools that offer hospitality. DH was a hotel manager for 10 years, and I used to work in hotels (not how we met). Many managers don't have a college degree. DO you have other management experience? You can apply for management jobs, but you may even want to get a job part time working the front office, so you get the feel for what it's like (or catering, or whatever department you want to get into).
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:17 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • i would like to be a front desk coordinator later on take on a management position.
    firstimemommy21

    Comment by firstimemommy21 (original poster) at 12:19 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • I would start at the bottom for now, even part time. Hotel life has a very different feel than most other jobs, and it would be good to get some experience. Apply at a few local hotels, even for the coordinator job (do you mean supervisor?). Bigger hotels have an HR department, smaller hotels, the FOM (front office manager) or GM handle HR matters. Look your best when you go in, because they will remember you. Good luck!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:22 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • This is one industry where you can start at the bottom and work your way up. A degree lets you skip some of the steps, though, and usually start at a higher level position. Most business courses can be applied to a hospitality job, but it does help to also take specific classes if available. You might also ask about doing unpaid internships at hotels if you can fit it in with your class schedule. Make sure you negotiate that they have you do some real customer service duties, not just errands and such. GL!!
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 12:43 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Take business courses, psychology, English Comp, Speech or Oral Interpersonal Communication calsses. Accounting and HR courses would be helpful to.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:33 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • I went to a cooking school that also had hotel management as a course.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 2:34 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • That is great that you are going into that field, sorry to hear about your moms passing. The business courses are good and will help especially if you are not comfortable with public speaking.

    sexyfancyface

    Answer by sexyfancyface at 12:22 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

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